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  • #1 Murder Investigator
  • Alvin Adams Dewey
  • The Clutters (Murdered Family)
  • Mr. Clutter
  • MAIN CHARACTERS
  • Mrs. Clutter
  • Nancy Clutter
  • Kenyon Clutter
  • Murderers
  • Dick Hickock
  • Perry Smith
  • The story begins in a home in Holcomb, Kansas where a family of four was brutally murdered by two men who then took the story to Mexico in an attempt to hide. Eventually they brought the story back to Holcomb where they were arrested. 
  • MURDER: The murders of four Clutter family members are discovered and begun to be investigated by many detectives especially Alvin Adams Dewey who eventually puts "his soul" into the investigations. This leads the murderers (Dick, and Perry) to flee in hopes of not getting caught.
  • Dick Hickock's Former cell mate comes forward to testify in favor of the Clutters stating the Dick and Perry Smith are linked to the murder. He does this even with a death threat on him from Dick and Perry. 
  • The main theme of In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, is that everyone wishes to achieve the American Dream. In his "nonfiction" story, Truman categorizes Perry Smith and Dick Hickock as failed attempts of achieving the American Dream in which they feel the need to take others and make it their own. They attempt this through murdering the Clutter family only to steal small things from them overall. The Clutters are also perceived as the prime example of the American Dream during this time period, thus enhancing the theme of the American dream.
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