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Essay - Did the Clutters have to die Truman Capotes book In Cold Blood is based on solving a crime of a first-degree murder The victims of the massacre have been a family of four killed by complete strangers Was this brutality really necessary One of the killers Dick believed so He decided to wake Mr Clutter up and question him The second killer Perry on the other hand had more reasonable ideas Ever since Floyd Wells who celled with Dick told him about the Clutters their wealth and kindness Dick had plans to go out there take the safe from Herbert Clutters house and kill all witnesses He had the right idea about getting rid of the witnesses but as long as he did not make innocent people witnesses and for that reason kill them afterwards But did Dick ever plan to kill anyone Probably not and thats why he had Perry who he thought was a natural killer Through the book Dick is shown as a coward by killing a weak dog and his sexual attraction to little girls because he couldnt get any better This shows that Dick needed Perry to do all the dirty work for him On the other hand Perry who claimed to kill a colored man with a bike chain had other views on killing His ideas unlike Dicks tended to be more careful by advising to wear masks and later on to walk away while it was still possible By being more careful Perry realized the consequences of their future actions and tried not to let them happen After planning everything out Dick and Perry drove up to the house and after little trouble they decided to go in Once inside the room where the safe was supposed to be in Dick started looking for it and found nothing Knowing that the family was asleep they had two options One was to walk away and
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