“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote. Truman Capote had always been a very intelligent man, even if his academics did not show it. Truman Capote has always had a difficult lifestyle, but he never let that get in the way of his future. When it came to his books, it was always shown that he gave it his all. Many of his books have become some very famous works. There is much to discover about Truman Capote by looking at his personal life, professional life, and the literary criticism about his work.
Born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924 to Arch Persons and Lilli Mae in New Orleans, Capote’s life had always been difficult. His parents were not really the ideal parents. His mother, Lillie Mae had him at the age of sixteen, and she was a small town girl. Truman’s father, Arch was a schemer who never really had a good job, which was the main reason of the couple’s many arguments. Truman spent much of his young life in the care of his mother’s relatives in Monroeville, Alabama. In Monroeville, Capote became friends with Harper Lee, little did they know that they would both become famous writers some day. Even though Capote had fun with friends, he always had to struggle with his messed up family. His parents would always abandon him to go live out their wildest dreams, so Capote never really saw them and felt abandoned. The only time when Capote had the attention of both of his parents was during the custody battle, his mother eventually won and they moved to New York City in 1932 where Truman met his stepfather Joe Capote. Trumans mother had now changed, instead of being the loving mother she used to be she would often pick on Truman because he was very feminime, his stepfather was more relaxed, but Truman did not care for him or his opinions at all, even though in 1935 he becamr Truman Garcia Caopte. Capote was educated at numerous schools, including regular schools and military school. In...
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