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In Cold Blood (IV) written by Truman Capote. Brian Bamsch, Victoria Caudill, Amanda Kwan. Thoughtful Questions. 1. Why do you think Perry is telling the police what he knows?  2. What does Perry do to pass time in prison?  3. Why does Perry refuse sign his original statement? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • In Cold Blood (IV)written by Truman CapoteBrian Bamsch, Victoria Caudill, Amanda Kwan

  • Thoughtful Questions1. Why do you think Perry is telling the police what he knows?

    2. What does Perry do to pass time in prison?

    3. Why does Perry refuse sign his original statement?

    4. Why did Perry lie about killing the entire family himself?

    3 minutes ofmeaningful discussion in groups

  • Josephine ("Josie") MeierJosie acts as a motherly figure for prisoners."she cooks and sews for the prisoners, darns, does their laundry" (251)."Just taste the soup, it's vegetable, and not out of a can" (253)

    She is not scared of prisoners and does not judge them for what they did because she doesn't know the circumstances. She just accepts them as people."But that don't worry me....Old Man Trouble is all" (253)"I had my heart in my mouth" (252).

  • Perry and JosieJosie issympathetictowards PerryWorries about Perry's attire and whether he is sick"Surprised he didn't catch pneumonia, considering how cold it was. But he looked sick all right. White as a ghost. It must have been a terrible experience..." (252).

    She treats Perry with kindness and as a human-beingPerry is very vulnerable.Perry gives into her worries: "'One thing I really like is Spanish rice.' So I promised to make him some, and he smiled kind of, and I decidedwell, he wasn't the worst young man I ever saw" (253).

    Wendel tells her that she wouldn't feel that way if she saw the bodies"And I lay awake wondering if either one was bothered by itthe thought of those four graves" (254).

  • Life In Prison"All this helped to pass time, but still there were many long hours the prisoners had to lose" (254).

    Answer: What does Perry do to pass time?

    "Perry trains a squirrel, keeps his cell and himself tidy, sketchedportraits of pet squirrel, drew flowers and the face of Jesus, and made "diary-like notes of day-to-dayoccurrences" (255).

  • Thursday 7 January: Perry's StatementPerry refuses to sign the statement a lawyer presents him.

    Answer: Why does Perry refuse?

  • Thursday 7 January: Perry's StatementPerry refuses to sign the statement a lawyer presents him.

    Answer: Why does Perry refuse?

    "Everything in my statement is accurate except for two details. If you'll let me correct those items then I'll sign it" (255).

    "He denied having executed the Clutters single-handed. Until now he'd sworn Hickock killed Nancy and her mother" (255).

  • Thursday 7 January: Perry's StatementPerry refuses to sign the statement a lawyer presents him.

    Answer: Why does Perry refuse?

    "Everything in my statement is accurate except for two details. If you'll let me correct those items then I'll sign it" (255).

    "He denied having executed the Clutters single-handed. Until now he'd sworn Hickock killed Nancy and her mother" (255).

    Answer: Why did Perry lie about killing the entire family himself?

  • Thursday 7 January: Perry's StatementPerry refuses to sign the statement a lawyer presents him.

    Answer: Why does Perry refuse?

    "Everything in my statement is accurate except for two details. If you'll let me correct those items then I'll sign it" (255).

    "He denied having executed the Clutters single-handed. Until now he'd sworn Hickock killed Nancy and her mother" (255).

    Answer: Why did Perry lie about killing the entire family himself?

    "'I wanted to fix Dick for being such a coward'...he was doing it out of consideration for Hickock's parents" (255).

  • Monday 11 January: Appointed LawyerQuestion: What were the reactions of the lawyers appointed to Dick and Perry?

  • Monday 11 January: Appointed LawyerQuestion: What were the reactions of the lawyers appointed to Dick and Perry?

    "I do not desire to serve...But if the court sees fit to appoint me, then of course I have no choice" (257).

    "Someone has to do it. And I'll do my best. Though I doubt that'll make me too popular around here" (257).

  • "All the loose strings were tied" (257).The murder weapons are found in Hickock's parent's home.

    "The K.B.I. had now assembled an unshakable case, for tests established that the shells had been discharged by Hickock's shotgun, and the remnants of cord and tape were a piece with the materials use to bind and silence the victims" (257).

  • Friday 15 January: Death Penalty"County attorney will seek Death Penalty" (257).

    "I feel that due to the violence of the crime and the apparent utter lack of mercy shown the victims, the only way the public can be absolutely protected is to have the death penalty set against thedefendants" (257-258).

    Question: Do you think the death penalty is too harsh?

  • Friday 15 January: Death Penalty"County attorney will seek Death Penalty" (257).

    "I feel that due to the violence of the crime and the apparent utter lack of mercy shown the victims, the only way the public can be absolutely protected is to have the death penalty set against thedefendants" (257-258).

    Question: Do you think the death penalty is too harsh?

    Take note that in Kansas, there is no such thing as life imprisonment withoutpossibilityof parole. Life imprisonment lasts for about or less than fifteen years.

  • Sunday 31 January: VisitorsDick's father visits Dick in prison.

    Dick tells father that Perry killed the entire Clutter family.

    No one visits Perry.

    Perry isdesperatefor some kind of communication and human interaction.

    Perryreceivesa letter from Don Cullivan in mid-February.

  • Don CullivanQuestion: Who is Don Cullivan and how does he know Perry?

  • Don CullivanQuestion: Who is Don Cullivan and how does he know Perry?

    Both were in the 761st Engineer Light Equipment Company at Fort Lewis, Washington

  • Don CullivanQuestion: Who is Don Cullivan and how does he know Perry?

    Both were in the 761st Engineer Light Equipment Company at Fort Lewis, Washington

    Question: How does Perry respond to the letter?

  • Don CullivanQuestion: Who is Don Cullivan and how does he know Perry?

    Both were in the 761st Engineer Light Equipment Company at Fort Lewis, Washington

    Question: How does Perry respond to the letter?

    "Dear Don, Hell yes I remember Don Cullivan..." (262).

    Perry and Cullivan continue to write to each other.

  • Richard Hickock"Outwardly, Hickock seems to one and all an unusually untroubled young man" (262).

    On Thursday March 10th, the sheriff finds a shiv under Dick's mattress.

    Dick planning to escape prison, and now his plans are foiled.

  • Two Possibilities of EscapeJoin forces with two other men.

    Perry believes they may have been imaginary.

    2. Commit suicide by using a broken light bulb.

    Perry dreams of breaking the light bulb and cutting himself.

    "I felt all breath and light leaving me...The walls of the cell fell away, the sky came down, I saw the big yellow bird" (265).

    "She lifted me, I could have been light as a mouse, we went up, up, I could see the Square below, men running, yelling, the sheriff shooting at us, everybody sore as hell beause I was free, I was flying, I was better than any ofthem" (266).

  • Impending TrialTrial scheduled for March 22, 1960.

    "It wouldn't matter where in Kansas the trial was held. Sentiment's the same all over the state. We're probably better off in Garden City. This is a religious community" (266).

    Smith and Hickock lawyers ask Judge Tate to allow for the use of comprehensive psychiatric examinations for the accused.

    "For the purpose to ascertaining whether either or both were 'insane, imbeciles or idiots, unable to comprehend their position and aid in their defense" (266).

  • Judge TateQuestion: Do you think the trial will be fair?

  • Judge TateQuestion: Do you think the trial will be fair?

    "Tate is what you might call a law-book lawyer, he never experiments, he goes strictly by the text" (268).

    "If I were innocent, he's the first man I'd want on the bench; if I was guilty, the last" (268).

  • March 14th: Clutter Family Home on AuctionLawyers defending Perry and Dick ask to postpone trial.

    Question: What are the two reasons for postponing?

  • March 14th: Clutter Family Home on AuctionLawyers defending Perry and Dick ask to postpone trial.

    Question: What are the two reasons for postponing?

    The Clutter family home is up for auction on March 22nd, the day before the trial begins.Hickock's father is too ill to testify on their behalf.

    "But these signs, coupled with news paperadvertisements, andadvertisementson the radio, will be a constant reminder to every citizen in the community, among who one hundred and fifty have been called asprospectivejurors" (269).

    "It's like a second funeral" (271).

  • Selecting the Jury"They can't use me. I can't hear well enough" (272)."Come to think of it, my hearing's not too good either" (272).

    Final jury composed of "half a dozen farmers, a pharmacist, a nursery manager, an airport employee, a well drilling, two salesmen, a machinist, and the manager of Ray's Bowling Alley" (273).

    "They were all family men..., and were serious affiliated with one or another of the local churches" (273).

    Dick and Perry write their autobiographical statements for the psychiatrist, located on pages 273 to 279.

    "And I need help, as you know" (279).

  • The Trial Begins: Floyd WellsQuestion: Who is Floyd Wells?

  • The Trial Begins: Floyd WellsQuestion: Who is Floyd Wells?Dick's former cell mate."mystery man"

    The motive for Dick and Perry's crimewas for money.

    "He wanted to k