In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, features the Clutter family. The family is made up of the father, Herbert, the mother, Bonnie, and their children, Kenyon, Eveanna, Beverly, and Nancy. Although most of the family meets their demise, it is important to understand what kind of family they were. Their social status, economic standing, and family values make the Clutter family an excellent use of the rising middle class of the 1950’s in Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood.
The Clutter family was extremely involved in the community and very well known. Herbert was the chairman of the Kansas conference of Farm Organizations and was widely recognized as one of the nicest men in town. The two children who were still in highschool, Nancy