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He says ¨it was a good looking establishment, nicely built its nicely maintained its the pride of the town and the parents have no issues with sending their children to school there. which reveals a Truman Capote’s writing techniques are an essential component to the overall effect that his message gives to the readers. To my son i closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be The use of rhetorical as well as literary devices work hand in hand to show the reader just exactly what Capote was trying to convey through his words. At first glance, it may be difficult to decipher the message, however once one digs deeper the message becomes much clearer. Capote wants the audience to understand the importance of living life to the fullest because it can change drastically in the matter of minutes. Although he explains very little that directly relates to his true purpose, his subtle use of stylistic devices work in cohesion to express his ideas, thus the importance of living life to the fullest at all times is greatly emphasized. His message is explored through the use of extensive foreshadowing throughout the section preceding the murders. Capote writes, “There’s him. Her. The kid and the girl. And maybe the other two. But it’s Saturday.

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To my son i closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be canvas

They might have guests. Let’s count on eight, or even twelve. The only sure thing is every one of them has got to go” (Capote 37). The obvious foreshadowing expressed in this piece is just the first part to the rest of the sections that force us to realize how vital it is to appreciate life and live it to the fullest. It exemplifies how life can change at any given moment and the suspense offered in this quote further embodies that idea. Along with foreshadowing, To my son i closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be Capote extends his message with The book, “In Cold Blood”, is a nonfiction story by Truman Capote. This book presents one of the worst murders in history. It was a best seller worldwide, and turned into a successful movie. As usual the movie does not stand up to the book. If you want more knowledge of the townspeople, victims and more insight into the trial, more background details of the murders, you should read the book. If you are interested in history and a good murder mystery all in the confines of a book cover, read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. While reading the book “In Cold Blood” you are introduced to the Clutter family one by one. You learn that Herb Clutter is the head of the house. He is well liked and respected by the townspeople. Mr. Clutter was a The tone is set quickly and effectively. With the book and the movie you “are not being invited into fictional believe and deaths, into the imagination, but into the absorbing reality of flesh and blood”. (McCabe 561).

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The good people of Holcomb do not like strangers, but are faithful to their neighbors. Truman Capote traveled to Kansas in the fall of 1959, “with a footlocker of comestibles sufficient to support a few weeks of life in the forbidden land”.(Literary Classics 2). The population of Holcomb was untrusting and suspicious of anyone alien to it. To my son i closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be In due time Mr. Capote became as much a fixture of Finney County, Kansas as the roadside signs welcoming you to their fair city. During the investigation the reader gets totally involved with Alvin Dewey, the main detective in the Clutter investigation. “When they find Smith and Hickock, Capote makes the reader wants to cheer aloud for the investigators.” (Manaly 1). The movie is not as involved, you do not get as caught up in the investigation while watching the events of their capture unfold, as you do while reading Capotes reenactment. The trial was scheduled to start on March 22, 1960. The novel follows the trial extremely close.

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