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In Cold Blood: Context: The Death Penalty
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After the 2nd World War, public opinion of the death penalty...
There were 1289 executions in the...
The number of executions fell to 715 in the...
The number of executions fell to 191 in the...
There have been multiple times in Kansas state history where the death penalty has been...
dropped and reinstated
In Kansas, public opinion of the death penalty has varied over the...
In Kansas, the death penalty was first got rid of in...
In Kansas, the death penalty was first reinstated in...
1935, but carried out no executions until 1944
After a recent battle in 2010...
it looks like the death penalty is to stay in Kansas.
Was Capote against or for the death penalty?
How does Capote show he is against the death penalty through Mr Fox?
"Instead, let us forgive as God would have us do . It is not right that we should hold a grudge in our hearts.......His only peace of mind will be when he goes to god for forgiveness.....instead give prayers that he may find his peace"
Capote strives to show...
murder is murder, and the death penalty is murder
Capote looks at...
a persons past for the reason of the crime and there for is on the side of nurture. He believes humans are due to their environment. He did this with Perry's child hood abuse. "Maybe it's just that the Clutters were the ones who had to pay for it." refers to the mental abuse, physical abuse, neglect, mistreatment and a lifetime of tragedy which caused the murders
What is the true tragedy according to Capote?
"not the death of the Clutters which are an accident of fate, but the murder of Smith by a society that failed him as a child and shunned him as an adult."
Capote's view is boosted by the prosecutor...
'I feel that due to the violence of the crime and the apparent utter lack of mercy shown the victims, the only way the public can be absolutely protected is to have the death penalty set against these defendants.'
Kansas had no...
life without parole. Therefore prisoners would get out in perhaps 15 years.
Capote used a character called Brooks for the purpose of...
questioning capital punishment through out the book as his own voice. He continuously questions capital punishment therefor making the title 'In cold blood' the biggest irony of it all.
It's obvious that Capote...
wants us to feel sorry for Perry as he has done and perhaps his encounter with Perry changed his views.
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