Journalism In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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Journalism: In Cold Blood Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened. In journalism there is either objective or subjective writing. In objective writing the writer is unbiased, meaning the writer tells what really happened with no personal opinion. Subjective writing is when the author puts their own personal feelings, thoughts, and twist to a story. In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote tells the true story about a murder that took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959; Capote wrote this book with an objective point of view, but he had to have some subjective writing in the novel in order to fill the missing holes. Capote did a good job writing this book with an objective point of view.…show more content…
Therefore he had to add some thing’s that did not really happen. Making many people wonder if this is really a non-fiction story. For instance, “Envy was constantly with [Dick]; the enemy was anyone who was someone he wanted to be or who had anything he wanted to have” (Capote200). Capote could not actually know how dick felt. He wrote what he thought might make the book more entertaining to his audience while telling a true story, Much like the movie Titanic. That tells the tragic true story of how a great ship sunk, while also being told a fictitious story of a man and woman falling in love aboard the ship. The director of this movie added the romantic twist to draw in an audience, but while watching this movie the audience also learned about how the ship really sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. In the same way Capote added little things to the characters and even added some scenes to thrill the reader a little more while still telling the truth. In Cold blood is a non-fiction novel that Capote composed after researching and gathering all the information he could. Even researching the smallest thinks, like that “Larry Hendricks, a teacher of English, age twenty-seven, lived on the top floor the teacherage” (Capote 60), which is not something one would find important,

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