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    In Cold Blood

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    southern west of Kansas, which provoked members of the community to begin to suspect whether someone in Holcomb committed such action since the crime appeared to be senseless. Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood, explains how the people in the village were tormented and devastated because of the murders that took place. Capote emphasizes the result the murders had on Holcomb by using dashes to describe the scene and setting. In Holcomb, a village located in the southern west of Kansas, transformed

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    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 talk with him and Mr. Clutter is a member of the agricultural society. Mrs. Clutter: She’s the mother of the family, and loves miniature things. She has two kids, a girl named Nancy and a boy named Kenyon. The

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    family as an ideal American family. Mr. Herbert Clutter was the most successful farmer in Holcomb: "He was, however, the community's most widely known citizen, prominent both there and in Garden City, the close dash by county seat..." (6). Capote details his numerous activities, including filling a position in the Federal Farm Credit Board during the Eisenhower administration. He was also "chairman of the Kansas Conference of Farm Organizations and his name is everywhere respectfully recognized among

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    outside male voice irrelevant to the story, but has either visited or lived in the town of Holcomb. In this excerpt Capote utilized rhetoric to no only describe the town but also to characterize it in order to set a complete scene for the rest of the novel. Capote does this by adapting and forming diction, imagery, personification, similes, anaphora, metaphors, asyndeton, and alliteration to fully develop Holcomb not only as a town, but as a town that enjoys its isolation. Capote begins the novel with

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    Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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    Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works. Ed. David M. Galens, Jennifer Smith, and Elizabeth Thomason. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 5 Apr. 2014. Knickerbocker, Conrad. "One Night on a Kansas Farm." New York Times . 16 Jan 1966: n. page. Web. 5 Apr. 2014. . “Nonfiction Novel.” n.d. Web. 5 Apr. 2014. . Silverstein, Jake. "Editor's Letter." Texas Monthly. Apr 2014: 16. Print.

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    that depicts the life of Maya herself from the time she was eight to sixteen. The in-depth stories reveal the struggle and hardships she faced growing up. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true account of the murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959. The book gives a more thorough look at the details of the family and the killers, the book is written to take the events and elevate them into a story, enabling the event to transcend their specific historical moment. Capote

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    In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, is a nonfiction piece that is based on murders that occurred in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15th, 1959. This book seems to be banned for sex, violence, and profanity. Even though it contains sex, violence, and profanity, It shouldn’t be banned because suppressing such literature not only deprives them of developing their own creativity and uniqueness but will also deprive them of the real world and If students are restricted to a library full of prancing ponies and

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    The senseless murders of innocent people. Two males. Outcasts. Mentally ill. Paranoid schizophrenics. The deaths of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959 as portrayed by Truman Capote in his classic work “In Cold Blood?” Or the violent slaughter of classmates at Columbine High School nearly a half century later? Two males? Check. Outcasts? Check. Mentally ill? Check. Paranoid schizophrenics? Check. If Richard Hickok and Perry Smith were somehow to travel in time to Columbine

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    Intrigued by Cold Blood

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    Clutter family that happened in Holcomb, Kansas. It’s easy to see why Capote’s novel is censored at first glance. However when you look at the entire book, it’s hard not to be fully intrigued by Capote’s writing and overlook why it was banned. After reading Capote’s captivating novel there is no doubt why this novel should be kept in schools. One morning Capote was reading the New York Times when he stumbled on a story about a murder that happened to an average Kansas family. Capote was instantly drawn

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    HISTORICAL CONTEXT: In Cold Blood, a 1966 book by author Truman Capote, tells the true story of the barbaric 1959 murders of a successful farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, Herbert Clutter, his wife, and two of their four children. When Capote was informed about the murder of these four innocent souls before the two selfish men were captured, he decided to travel to Kansas and write about the crime. Nelle Harper Lee, a childhood friend and fellow author, accompanied him and together they interviewed local residents

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