In Cold Blood: Summary

Book Information:
Author : Capote, Truman

Title : In Cold Blood

Publisher : Random House
Original Publication Date : 1965

Book Outline:

In a small town in Kansas a family of four were murdered for no apparent reason.
The murderers ran for a few years and finally they were caught, tried, and
accused for murder. In 1965 they were hung for the crime.

In the story a family was killed for no reason. This well respected farming
family had no enemies, and no quarrels. Although they were wealthy, Mr. Clutter
never kept cash in the house. The whole region and eventually the country was
shocked by the randomness and brutality of the act, in much the same way it ...

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that I will talk about. Perry
wasn't as bad as Dick but yet he still struck me as having a bad character for
what he did to the family. It took me awhile to get a good impression of Perry.
Perry was a really nice guy and I think that he just got mixed in with the wrong
crowd. At the beginning, when they first started to kill all of the family
members, they had them tied up and Perry didn't want to kill the family but he
thought that if he acted like he was gonna kill Mr. Clutter then Dick would stop
him. Then they would let them all go but when Dick didn't stop him Perry became
a mad man and went ahead and killed the whole family. Later at the gallows Perry
started to have second thoughts a little to late so he tried to starve himself
but didn't succeed. He was finally hung, during the hanging period he apologized
to everyone for what he did.

"This is it, this is it, this had to be it, there's the school, there's
the garage, now we turn south." To Perry, it seemed as though ...

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