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    Blood by Truman Capote explains the murder of the Clutter family in the quiet town of Holcomb, Kansas. The murderers, Richard (Dick) Hickock and Perry Smith, try to escape the consequences of their actions, believing that they can get away with what they did. The story tells what the murderers were thinking after and before they committed the crime and their various interactions. Hickock and Smith’s mindset are explained throughout their journey as they try to evade an inevitable fate. The theme that

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    The hunt for the Clutters’ killers, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, mesmerized the nation and left a lasting impact in Kansas, drawing journalists from across the country to the rural outpost on the Kansas prairie (Huffington Post). An unremarkable New York Times article, which was considerably small and short, at approximately 300 words, grabbed viewers and drew the audience. The column reported the Clutter family murder in the tiny farm town of Holcomb, Kansas on the Great Plains. “Popular headlines

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    In Cold Blood Summary

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    for the first six weeks they investigators had no leads on who was the killer. The first lead the investigators accumulated was a phone call from a ex convict who was named Floyd Wells. He was in jail for an armed robbery and had a cellmate Richard Hickock but they called him Dick. This was an interesting person to receive a call from since he had previously worked for the Clutter family on their farm. He told his stories to Dick to pass time in jail but his details of the stories included names

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    week to find the defendants, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, guilty of first degree murder due to the premeditated nature of the crimes committed. Under the Class A felony both defendants are eligible for the death penalty by lethal injection. The Jury has concluded after reviewing the evidence provided and the psychological examinations that, the defendants, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith should be sentenced to life in

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    Investigation that he knew it was Perry Smith and Richard Hickock that planned the robbery and the murders. He also had been Hickocks cellmate as well, as

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    through his documentation that anyone is capable of great evil regardless of their background, shown by Dick’s life decisions, Perry’s outbursts of rage, and Lowell Lee Andrews conviction. One of the assailants that was involved in the murder was Richard Hickock.

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    In Cold Blood

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    those who learnt of it. In 1966, Truman Capote brilliantly captured the acts of the murders in his book “In Cold Blood”. Shortly after in 1967, Richard Brooks released the adaptation to Truman’s book, “In Cold Blood” which uniquely captures the essence of the murdered and the murderers. Capote and Brooks depicted the killers, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock in two comparably different lights While observing both works of “In Cold Blood” various differences and similarities stand out including: the portrayal

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    In Cold Blood Corruption

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    Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, effectively explores the effects of the Clutter family’s unexpected murder on the small community of Holcomb, Kansas. This unexpected murder had lasting and detrimental effects on the people of the town. Having been in Kansas during the time the trials and court cases had been executed, Capote observed that the murder had destroyed the community’s sense of trust, shattered their image of the American Dream, and prompted them to reevaluate their stance

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    Shadow of a Doubt, a 1943 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, begins with Uncle Charlie lying on his bed in deep thought. The landlady informs Charlie that the two men waiting at the corner were waiting for him, and Charlie quickly gathers his items and flees. The two men follow him around corners and past alleyways. Once Charlie is sure he has lost them, he stops at a pay phone booth and sends a telegram to his sister in Santa Rosa, California, telling her that he will visit in

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    Capote used qualitative research methods to write one of the greatest American books called In Cold Blood. The movie shows how Capote obtained information from people who were connected to the murder of a family in a rural setting to write this award winning book. Post at least two salient points regarding the ethics (or lack or ethics) that you gleaned about obtaining the information for the book from the movie in your discussion post. I identified the salient points regarding a lack of ethics

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    GRUESOME GRAFFITI Gruesome Graffiti It was a rainy day, on June 5th, 1986. This story takes place in a small ghost town called Villisca, Iowa. You may know this small town from "Granger family murder" which is the scene to a very gruesome and heartless murder. The Granger family Murder took place on June 9th, 1924. I was a young boy in 1986 about 12 to be exact. I had only heard rumors of the Granger family murder. My dad used to tell me stories about it and how horrible it was. I was practically

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    not correct that he was less guilty. There are justifiable proofs that diminish his chances of being less guilty. These proofs are found within the book and can be represented through his demeanors and actions prior to and after the night. Richard Eugene Hickock (Dick) in In Cold Blood is just as guilty as Perry in that he had clearly displayed his intent for killing the Clutter family. Dick did not have any second thoughts about the murder. He had firmly wanted to walk-in and kill the Clutter family

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    Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a retelling of the true account of two men slaughtering four members of a prosperous Kansas family on the night of November 15th, 1959. Capote’s factual story of the murders of the Clutter family, the arrest of two convicts, the trial and the convictions garnered widespread media attention and fame for Capote. However, In Cold Blood has been critically analyzed by both worlds of fiction writers as well as journalists on claims that the book is “immaculately factual”

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    The Criminal Justice system in Ghana defines a crime as an act against the state rather than an act against the individual and the community at large. It focuses more on punishment and retributive justice instead of restorative justice, which takes into consideration the victims, and healing the harm caused them. Victims often feel vulnerable and defenseless. Some even feel twice victimized, first by the offender and then by an uncaring criminal justice system that does not make adequate provision

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    While Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, and The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan, are both works of art that distinctly follow the codes and conventions of an epistolary story, they contain several other similarities and differences within their elements of fiction that can be used for analysis purposes. In both the novel and film, there is a strong overarching theme of appearance vs. reality, which, when studied closely, can tie in to other elements of fiction in each text. Appearance

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    Psychosis is a strange phenomenon as those who have it don’t realize they do. Often times, psychosis can be cured with therapy, but sometimes, it requires medication. Rog Phillips, in his story The Yellow Pill, addresses both these methods of curing an individual with psychosis, but the reality is that one man needed both therapy and medication as the true setting is in on Earth. Mental illness impacts everyone at some point in one’s life. If severe enough, having a disorder can cloud one’s judgement

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    Literature continuously evolves over time; may it be with a new genre or a new style of writing. Truman Capote pioneered in the field of nonfiction novel, a genre he invented with his work In Cold Blood. In this book, Capote intertwines facts and real events with elements of nonfiction to cover the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb, Kansas City. Although it is important to keep the book as accurate as possible, it is inevitable for the author to

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    I would have felt the need to eliminate all witnesses to reassure myself that I would only be caught through faults of my own. However, I feel that Dick Hickock and Perry made the smart decision by not killing each other because it seems to be the least morbid way to approach their situation. When it comes to their position on returning to Kansas City to pass bad checks so they can have money before leaving

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    afterwards through the perspectives both the murderers and those looking for them. As Capote bends these genre normalities, he ventures with the killers and the detectives and describes the murderers’ lives in-depth to further characterize Dick Hickock and Perry Smith--their psychological states and the possible contributing factors to their undeniable personality disorders. A mental health professional ultimately diagnoses the killers with mental illnesses rather than chronic personality disorders

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    Speech On Peer Pressure

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    Almost everyone has experienced peer pressure at least once in their lifetime,either on a small scale or a large one, in a positive or a negative way. Peer pressure is simply when someone gets you to do something. It is quite easy to get influenced by peer pressure (especially in the teenage years) because everyone wants to fit in and not be left out. Teens sometimes give into peer pressure by doing risky things. Correct friends -are more likely to- play more safe decisions in general. People, usually

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