There is no question of justification for the telling of this story. On the contrary, people were so desperate for information, they were grasping at any leads and ideas they could possibly find. As soon as the citizens of Holcomb found out about the murder, people would go out of their way to gossip about it. “’Since the trouble started, we’ve been doing all the business we can handle,’ Mrs. Hartman said, gazing about her snug domain, ever...
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... one point of view. Hickock and Smith are hanged in the end, but one might find themselves hoping not for death, but merely a life sentence for the pair. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, is a perfect example of a novel to support Thomas Hardy’s statement, “A story must be exceptional enough to justify its telling. It must have something more unusual to relate to than the experience of every man and woman,” Capote’s novel more than justifies its telling, people were begging for information. The novel provides an unbiased perspective on the case, which proved successful for such a complex mystery. However, In Cold Blood is unusual in that it has the readers relating to a murderer, and even pitying him. One thing is in common between the killers and innocent alike- everyone has potential for glory. It is how you define glory and strive for it that makes the difference.
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