A book report on the Book In Cold Blood for Grade 12 Advanced Law
In Cold Blood
Author : Capote, Truman
Title : In Cold Blood
Publisher : Random House
Original Publication Date : 1965
In a small town in Kansas a family of four were murdered for no apparent reason. The
murderers ran for a few years and finally they were caught, tried, and accused for murder.
In 1965 they were hung for the crime.
In the story a family was killed for no reason. This well respected farming family had no
enemies, and no quarrels. Although they were wealthy, Mr. Clutter never kept cash in the
house. The whole region and eventually the country was shocked by the randomness and
brutality of the act, in much the same way it was by the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
The two men in which didn't even know the Clutter family went into their house and shot
all four of them.
There were two main characters. Dick is the first one that I will talk about. Dick was 33
years old and he did not have the best character. Dick was one who helped participate in
the killing of the Clutter family. I didn't like him from the very beginning. He struck me
as the type that is your friend one minute and enemy the next. Perry is the other charecter
that I will talk about. Perry wasn't as bad as Dick but yet he still struck me as having a
bad character for what he did to the family. It took me awhile to get a good impression of
Perry. Perry was a really nice guy and I think that he just got mixed in with the wrong
crowd. At the beginning, when they...