Summary Of In Cold Blood And The Devil In The White City

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In the true crime genre, an author investigates a crime that actually happened and writes it up into an interesting book. Coincidentally or not, two crime books, In Cold Blood and The Devil in the White City, were read and discussed in Dual Enrollment English. However, instead of a comparison of those two books, a comparison between Columbine and In Cold Blood would offer a more suitable analysis of their individual styles and significance. Columbine is a book by Dave Cullen that delves into an extensive account of the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. Carried out by two disturbed males, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the tragic shooting lasted only about an hour yet left years of sorrow as its legacy. The teenage killers left behind much evidence which allowed investigators to piece together the build-up to that unfortunate day. In Cold Blood is also …show more content…
Capote clearly connected to Perry’s past the most and as such framed his entire book in a way that caused readers to feel bad for Perry. While not as obvious in Columbine, Cullen seemed to sympathize with Dylan who was suicidal, depressed, and easily manipulated by others. Of course, people will still feel sympathy for the victims but Capote and Cullen both managed to make readers all over the country consider deeply whether or not all crimes are as clear cut as they thought. In conclusion, Truman Capote and Dave Cullen are two wonderful writers who both wrote engaging and informative crime books. Seeing a story right after the crime happened, they both rushed to their respective places to do backbreaking research and form the start of their work. Both critically acclaimed books are similar to each other in techniques and values, but their style of prose is as contrasting as night and day. And while readers will feel a sense of sympathy in the story, they will feel more than satisfied after finishing these great