Exhibited throughout the novel, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, self-image is a critical social issue relating to the main characters. This factor is very prominent, which helps the reader to understand the personalities of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. Both men appear to be expressing their social discontent, shown by their actions. The pair is also conscience of how the public might perceive them. As the reader approaches the end of the novel, more important facts, about Perry Smith, come from the mouth of a physiatrist. Dr. Jones said, “He is suspicious and distrustful of others, tends to feel that others discriminate against him, and feels that others are unfair to him and do not understand him. He is overly sensitive to criticisms that others make of him, and cannot tolerate being made fun of” (Capote 297). In so...
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In conclusion, both the novels, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, convey messages to a reader of why social issues are such a problem in the world. The reader learns from the novel, In Cold Blood, that family is a significant factor for a person’s mental state of mind and their development throughout their childhood. In addition, the reader understands how the concept of self-image affects the human mind. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, the reader recognizes the inequality towards women who live in Afghanistan during the Taliban reign. They are also made aware of the racial conflicts the country of Afghanistan is experiencing as whole. Overall, each of the novels explains life situations that many people who live on earth encounter daily.
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