What Makes Hickock Unsympathetic Character

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1. What is the purpose of the Clutter family portraits (detailed descriptions of family members)? The purpose of the Clutter family portraits is to give the reader a background on the family. It shows the characters, personalities, and behaviors of each member of the family. The details given in the first section of the book help to explain who they were in their community and what the other townspeople think of them. The Clutters played a big role in the community and are loved by almost everyone. 2. What is the significance of his sister’s letter to Perry? Why does he keep it? I think Perry keeps the letter from his sister to remind him of all the things that he can do better and things that he is done in the past. The letter symbolizes a part of him that he is not willing to work out or to change. In the…show more content…
What makes Hickock a sympathetic character? What makes Hickock an unsympathetic character? Hickock can be seen as a some what sympathetic character because he has had a very hard life in the past. He also went through a lot growing up. What makes Hickock an unsympathetic character is his cocky attitude toward everything, his pervertedness, and his ability not to control his urges. Also Hickock can not seem to take the blame for anything. Everything is someone else's fault, even if he committed the act. 10. What makes Smith a sympathetic character? What makes Smith an unsympathetic character? What makes Smith a sympathetic character is that he had a very hard life growing up, and he can not really see right from wrong some of the time. The relationships he had with his family explains why he acts the way he does some of the time. In addition to everything else in his life, the deaths of his other siblings make it hard for him. What makes Smith an unsympathetic character is that he has killed before the Clutter just for spite. Smith also can seem to think for himself, it seems as though Hickock has to do most of the thinking because he himself is
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