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    In Cold Blood: Characterization of Hickock and Smith Open up a copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and you will find an array of beautiful and poetic language that makes this novel nothing short of a masterpiece. Effective characterization is a key element; and it is through the use of diction and syntax that Capote characterizes Dick Hickock and Perry Smith in such a way that the latter is given the greater amount sympathy than the former. His purpose in doing so is to provide a strong case

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    masterpiece. This is novel is about the murder of the Clutter family in a small town called Holocomb‚ Kansas. However‚ Capote has focused more on the murderers - Perry Smith nad Richard Hickock - ratehr than the family murdered. In majority of this novel‚ Capote has persuasively justified Perry smith while presenting Richard Hickock as a selfish and cold hearted person. Capote defends Perry throught the whole novel only becuase he felt a connection with Perry since both of them had a similar family

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    novel‚ Capote gives a thorough character description of the two murderers‚ Richard Hickock and Perry Smith‚ as he recreates their experience (much as he sees it as it would be from their eyes). He gives accounts preceding the event‚ through it‚ and eventually into their trial and execution. From the descriptions Capote provides‚ a psychological analysis of the mental states of Hickock and Smith can be asserted. Richard Hickock can be seen as possessing significant traits of psychopathy‚ while his partner

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    “In Cold Blood” written in 1966 became such an American crime classic that it was turned into a novel immediately in 1967. The book and the movie follow the story of a murder in Holcomb‚ Kansas by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. This great American crime novel was turned into a movie by director Richard Brooks. The movie follows the book step for step due to the writing style by Truman Capote. The novel lets us use our imagination and films usually loose the effect of this but “In Cold Blood” the film

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    Period 4 Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Smith were found guilty of murder in the first degree and their punishment is death. "Can there be a single doubt in your minds regarding the guilt in your defendants? No! Regardless of who pulled the trigger on Richard Eugene Hickock’s shotgun‚ both men are equally guilty... penalty-death." (303) Dr. Jones is a physician specializing in the field of psychiatry. Dr. Jones said he made an evaluation of Hickock. He said even though Hickock had a head

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    AP English Interrogation of Dick’s Parents The feelings Richard Hickock’s parents have toward his life style are revealed as Capote incorporates jaded and disenchanted tones into the scene of their interrogation. Mr. and Mrs. Hickock spent years and years struggling to provide for Dick‚ their troubled son. In spite of their unwavering efforts to guide Dick along what they see as the right path‚ Dick’s parents are rewarded with nothing more than a heart wrenching feeling of shame and disappointment

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    given by Hickock: "I think the main reason I went there [the Clutter home] was not to rob them but to rape the girl" (278). The two killers’ childhoods were obviously dissimilar‚ and their differences bring to question the formation of a killer’s mind. Is it childhood that affects the criminal mind’s mentality? Smith’s lack of companionship during his childhood led him to search for companionship in Hickock. Hickock took advantage of Smith’s need by promoting Smith’s fantasies. Hickock truly felt

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    The Relationship Changes of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith Throughout In Cold Blood the friendship of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith changes quite often. Even though the two may believe that they need each other and that they are similar in each and every way‚ they each put their own personal profit above one another whether it is for small change‚ sex‚ or even as far as death. The two may be very close to each other‚ but their self-serving personalities get the best of them every time. In In Cold

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    In Cold Blood-Alvin Dewey In the book‚ “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote he describes to us all the events that took place before‚ during‚ and after a murder that happened in Holcomb‚ Kansas. Mr. Clutter‚ who was the owner of River Valley Farm and husband to Bonnie Clutter‚ and the father of four children‚ two whom had survived due to them not living at the Clutter residence anymore. The fatal event of the family hit the whole town hard which led one man‚ detective Alvin Dewey‚ determined to find

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    and during the murders through the perspective of all parties involved and surrounding this event. We get to see the Clutters life before it got turned upside down‚ the detectives investigating the case‚ and the one that stands out beyond all else‚ Richard Eugene

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