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    The movie Capote (2005) posed many ethical issues in relation to the way qualitative information was conducted. The first of which being the study, or research design, was not approved or monitored by a review board, ethics board or review committees. Capote read about a murder that had occurred in a small town in Kansas and came up with the idea to write about it. There was no informed consent shared with members of the community that he and Harper Lee spoke with regarding the murders. I do not

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    by Truman Capote, he illustrates a sympathetic tone; by using pathos, logos, and ethos Capote manipulates the idea that no one should be put to death, by the government. Truman Capote’s tone throughout the novel is sympathetic: “Moreover, the circumstances of the crime seem to him to fit exactly the concept of ‘murder without apparent motive.’ ... But ... only the first murder matters psychologically, and that when Smith attacked Mr. Clutter he was under a mental eclipse, ...” (Capote 301-302).

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    The Protagonist Versus Me Although it’s often times difficult to catch my attention with a book, In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote was able to do that. This non-fiction crime bestseller begins with immediate action, which, in my opinion, is the best way to intrigue the reader. Two men, Dick and Perry, are both ex-con men. During their jail sentence, Dick spent time talking to a cellmate, Willie-Jay. They discussed how Willie used to work for a well-known family referred to as the Clutters

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    know it wasn't supposed to end like this”. quote by Unknown. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her world famous book To Kill a Mockingbird in the year 1960. One specific character named Dill, was based off of her childhood friend Truman Capote. While Mr. Capote based his character, Idabel Thompkins, in his novels Other Voices, Other Rooms, on Harper. Infamous the book and movie also had Harper as a main character. Their friendship was presumed unbreakable, but nothing last forever. Harper Lee and

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    The Mentality of Disorders Truman Capote shows the mistreatment of mental disorders involving criminal cases in the United States. The United States still permits the death penalty for the mentally ill. Mental Health America projects that at least 10% of people on death row have a mental illness.Schizophrenia affects Perry In Cold Blood, the diagnosis never took place. Prosecution takes place and the prosecutor charges Perry with the death penalty

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    This piece of the novel is extremely important. It shows the reality of the situation. It is important to the readers to understand that every family has flaws. Capote goes on about how loved and cherish the Clutter’s are and how well known they are. It proves to society that even the most popular, the richest, the luckiest, and the prettiest people out there do not have perfect lives.This piece of literature is filled with irony. Verbal, dramatic and situational irony can all be found throughout

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    On Pages 339-340, Capote uses selection of detail and diction to argue against the use of the death penalty. (Dick) “...hung for all to see a full twenty minutes before the prison doctor at last said, ‘I pronounce this man dead.’” (Capote 339). (The guard says), “They don’t feel nothing. Drop, snap, and that’s it. They don’t feel nothing.” (The reporter says) “Are you sure?... I could hear him gasping for breath.” “Uh-huh, but he don’t feel nothing. Wouldn’t be human if he did.” “Well. And I suppose

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    Although Truman Capote attempts to illustrate the humanity in the murderers, Mr. Capote’s primary goal is to separate the two murderers’ characters; therefore, he claims, not all murders are equally as guilty. Mr. Capote humanizes the murderers, creating a sympathetic tone towards the killers. When the crime of murdering the Clutter family was committed, it did not just end the lives of the family, rather, Capote says that, “...four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives” (Capote 5). Through

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    with how Capote wrapped up the end of the documentary. I have already taken civics, and although it was not my favorite class, I found the trial and court process in this book very interesting. I feel like I learned more about criminal trials and processing in this documentary than I did in civics class, perhaps because it was easier to understand a real-world example. Capote wrote in a style that made it easy for readers to understand what was happening in the case and why. I like how Capote used this

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    feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. In Truman Capote's novel, he shows sympathy towards Nancy Clutter and Perry Smith. Truman Capote reveals many fantastic traits of Nancy to create sympathy for her when she is killed. She is a young woman of many great characteristics that loses her life in a horrific murder mystery. Capote describes, “a straight-A student, the president of her class, a leader in the 4-H program and the Young Methodists League, a skilled rider, an excellent

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    attention. Truman Capote was an amazing author, yet had struggles in life. He was able to overcome some, but not all. Truman Streckfus Persons was born in New Orleans. He was born on September 30, 1924. His parents were Lillie Mae Faulk and Archulus (Arch) Persons (“Truman Capote.” Biography.com). He died on August 24, 1984 of liver cancer and drug complications (“Truman Capote.” www.famousauthors.org). He was 59, and he had less than a month before his 60th birthday (Krebs, “Truman Capote Biography)

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    different kind of mood. “The black stove, stoked with coal and firewood, glows like a lighted pumpkin”. From this example we can assume that it is that time into the season when it is cold and some people use their stoves to keep warm. The way Truman Capote, the author, described the stove looking like a glowing lighted pumpkin, really sets the mood because that is when the main characters start to bake fruit cakes for their friends, not necessarily their neighbor friends but the for the people they

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    Although Capote describes the Clutters as a symbolic representation of a perfect family, his importance is to show the difference of lifestyles from Perry coming from broken homes to the Clutters home therefore; he contends family life is a key determinant that can affect a person, later in life. Capote uses an anecdote to help his readers formulate where Perry came from and how he became abnormal. After Perry made an “admission he hated to make” of himself and Dick having to be crazy, after killing

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    “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, is a story about Buddy, a seven year-old boy. His best friend in the story is an old, simple woman. It is November, in Alabama, in the early 1940’s. Capote details their friendship as they prepare for the upcoming holiday. The author uses setting, characterization, and mood show how the value of friendship surpasses materialistic wealth.” The author uses a calm setting to exhibit harmony between Buddy and his friend. The imagery of the setting shows how little

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    “Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product,” explains Friedrich August von Hayek. In the short story, “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, two cousins work hard and long hours to make fruitcakes for their friends as a Christmas tradition. Throughout the short story, the fruitcake- making tradition helps maintain and even strengthen Buddy and his cousin’s friendship. The importance of traditions and their role in strengthening relationships is evidenced by

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    Although Truman Capote seems to be retelling Perry´s childhood, his primary desire is to use his misfortunes to justify his actions, therefore, unraveling the potential vulnerabilities that come with a atrocious childhood. Perry´s father, to loosen the guards strings on Perry´s incarceration uses anecdote to explain Perry´s childhood and demeanor. Various sections in the letter display the troubled life of a young Perry Smith and how his tendencies and dependencies came about. His father denounces

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    Many contemporary authors attempt with varying amounts of success to emulate the captivating style of Truman Capote. Through a complex and fine balance between bleak melodrama and noir suspense, Capote’s voice is particularly well captured in his 1966 crime fiction, In Cold Blood. Within the first 5 paragraphs of the work, Truman Capote firmly establishes a notable distaste yet careful curiosity for Holcomb, Kansas - the novel’s primary setting - by utilizing an apathetically negative tone and long-winded

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    due to rumors of a hidden safe. Capote gives the readers a peek of Smith and Hickock’s lives before the murders to bring question to the theory of nature vs. nurture and how it changes behavior, regarding Perry and Dick’s crime that would ultimately lead to their execution. With Dick Hickock in Capote’s book, both nature and nurture play a critical role in his character. Dick was born into a loving family with a nice house and normal upbringing compared to Perry. Capote mentions that Dick grew up as

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    In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote is a nonfictional story based, on a actual murder of the clutter family. In the story the author 's doesn 't really take a stand on for or against capitol punishment, however it does provide some reason or fact on why the judge at the time sentenced them to death. first we need understand that story take place in a 1960 's and at the time they didn 't have the type of criminal justice that we have now where you get sentence to life and can receive parole for

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    Truman Capote might not be a common known author in today’s time, but he was definitely a unique and special writer. Despite his multiple struggles in life, he was quite a character throughout the early 1900’s. Though he fought daily battles, he rose above them and wrote dozens of compelling books. Truman Capote might be gone, but his legacy will truly last forever. Truman Capote’s childhood was filled with both sad and uplifting moments. Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans

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