In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

2. Author plus biographical background information:
Truman Capote, one of America’s most famous writers was born in New Orleans in 1924 and died in California in 1984. He wrote both fiction and non- fiction stories. (for example this book, “ In cold blood”) short stories, novels, travel writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, plays and films.
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4. Theme (s):
- Murder
- Feelings

5. The Clutter family.
Herb Clutter: He’s the father of the murdered family. He’s forty-eight yr. old. Herb is a normal man, who makes a living with the farm he owns. His social contacts in the neighborhood and the people of Holcomb community are very good, people love to ...

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just a normal boy.

Perry and Dick.
Perry Smith is a very quiet person who had a lousy childhood, which affected his behavior in worse form. He seems to be a quite decent person to talk with, but he’s very easily influenced. In the end you feel a little sorry for him because Truman Capote describes him as a person who had a very difficult childhood. Perry was the person who killed the Clutters by shooting their brains out with a .12-gauge shotgun. He’s feel’s no sorry for the crime he has committed. But he also says he liked Mr. Clutter, and thought he was a very nice man. Then there is his companion named Richard (Dick) Hickock. He’s the one who comes with the idea of robbing the Clutter family and to kill any people in the house on the moment of the robbery. When they’re looking for the safe of Mr. Clutter, they find out that there isn’t any safe in the office of Mr. Clutter. They decide to tie the family up and kill them. Dick doesn’t dare to pull the trigger so Perry ...

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as the rest of the Clutter family. Then Dick plans to rob the Clutter family and plans to leave no witnesses alive when they rob the place. Together with his companion Perry, he robs Mr. Clutter at night. They go in and scare the gun-shy dog, so the Clutters don’t wake up. They break into the residence, and start searching for Mr. Clutter’s safe. This safe should be in the office of Mr. Clutter, Dick heard a story that Mr. Clutter always carries’s large amounts of money. They look for the safe but there isn’t one. They go upstairs to look for Mr. Clutter; they drag him out of his bed and take him downstairs. He tells them there isn’t a safe in the house and that he has no money in the ...

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Added: 8/12/2005 07:34:11 PM
Category: English
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