After five years, on 15 April, 1965 Perry and Dick are hanged. Before hanging, Dick says that he doesn’t resent anyone, Perry says he is sorry.
Capote ends the book with an image of wind blowing over the grass of the graveyard.
Perry Edward Smith-In Cold Blood
He had a difficult childhood. After the divorce, he was sent to an orphanage where he was abused. He always wanted to live with his father. Although he admitted the murder, there was the possibility that he was lying.
Richard Eugene Hickok
He grew up in a good family and he found out about the safe. Perry said that Dick was the one who wanted to tie and kill them. He is portrayed as a cruel and merciless man.
Alvin Dewey-In Cold Blood
He leads the case and makes a commitment to catch the murderers. He doesn’t have a day off and he is often criticised by the citizens.
Truman Capote Biography
His real name is Truman Streckfus Persons. He was born on 30 September, 1924 in New Orleans. After the divorce, he lived with his mother in Alabama where he met his friend Harper Lee. He learnt to read on his own and he started to write stories when he was eleven. Capote moved to New York. He wrote short stories and in 1948 he was nominated for O. Henry award. His first novel “Other voices, Other Rooms” was published in 1948. It had homosexual connotations and he realized that he was gay. It was the bestseller.
He also wrote films and plays for Broadway. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was his famous novel and a famous film.
In 1958 he started to write about a murder in Kansas and he created a true-crime book “In Cold Blood”. After that he wrote articles for magazines.
He has never written another novel. He had problems with drugs.
Truman Capote died in 1984 in Los Angeles at the age of 59 due to liver problems and drug intoxication.