Tennessee Williams And Truman Capote

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Weakness is seen as a physical incapability, in which the incapability does not allow a person to succeed in anything they participate in. However, a person is not only weak because of their physical limitations, but also a result of a mental dysfunction. People with a physical incapability may be able to overcome their obstacle because their mind is strong and powerfully installed with the modes of determination and perseverance. Whereas, a mentally incapable person does not have the drive to accomplish what they want because they make themselves believe that they are not worthy enough or do not live within reality which allows those to suffer with the truth of life. Authors Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote exercised their talents thematically by allowing their characters to have set physical and or mental weakness, that hindered them, making those characters social outcasts and only allowed the characters to move back instead of forward throughout the play or story in which they wrote. Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood, took two characters; Perry and Dick, and created a story in which these characters murder a family, leave town, and then eventually become captured. Perry is a physically incapable man in which he has a disfiguration of his body. He allows his deformity to change his way of viewing life, and himself. Physically he is “no taller than a twelve-year-old child, and suddenly looked, strutting on stunted legs that seemed grotesquely inadequate to the…

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