Additionally, since Capote creates a world in which the reader feels connected, that in turn leads the reader to feel person ally affected by the events which happen during the story.Thus by using imagery Capote is able to create a reader which is more connected to the story and remains on t he edge of their seats while reading it.Another rhetorical strategy Capote uses when telling this story is symbolism.
In turn this allows Capote to use flashbacks in order to reveal why the charact ers acted how they did.
For example, during the story Perry is described as having a tro ubled past and it is evident when Dick flashes back to when he and Perry were in jail and thinks, ” Perry could be such a kid , always wetting his bed and crying in his sleep.
It symbolizes Dick and Perrys unrealistic hopes to achieve elegant life there when in reality theyre going to a place where opportunity is far more scarce than of that in the U. Once again this s hows how enseless their plans are and that they do not think before acting and instead display antisocial traits of impulsiveness.
In addition another symbol which Capote br ings to light is Dick’s and Perry Smith’s tattoos.
For example, even thoug h the book is classified as nonfiction and is based on research it feels as if it’s a novel bec ause of the way it is written.
Additionally, since Capote writes the story as if he’s narra ting it he in turn is able to convey characters in a way that can only be done by novels.
One example of this is when Perry is readi ng the newspaper about the murder he committed and he states there is a grammat ical error, showing that he was more concerned about proper grammar over that fact th at he just urdered an entire family in cold blood.
(89) In addition by writing the story t his way Capote is also able to show how characters feel about something at the same time.
Thus by decid ing to rite ” In Cold Blood” in third person Capote is able to create an atmosphere where the story feels more like a novel and the character are well developed on many le vels.
Another rhetorical strategy that Capote uses is flashbacks.