Unsoundness Of Insanity In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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“Unsoundness of mind or lack of the ability to understand that prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or that releases one from criminal or civil responsibility”(Merriam-Webster) The definition of insanity. What does it mean to be insane? What makes a person become insane? These are all questions that have potentially many answers, but they will be answered in the following paragraphs.
In Truman Capote's ‘In Cold Blood’, there are two men who travel to a small town and murder a whole family. Their goal was to get riches, and murder, because they had heard that the family was wealthy. (Capote) This is where we get to the question of ‘what does it mean to be insane?’. Being insane means going into a home, and murdering everyone, including the children. Putting a shotgun to someone’s head and pulling the trigger with no remorse. Putting a knife to a man’s throat and slicing it like it’s nothing. (Capote)
In the book (In Cold Blood), Capote displays the story of Perry’s neglective father. He fails to leave out the part about Perry not being able to go to school because his father wouldn't allow it. Perry never had the natural learning experiences normal children had. Perry didn’t go to school everyday. He wasn’t placed in a school full of a different variety of faces, ethnicity, shapes, sizes. He wasn’t emerged in the environment that most children get. That’s where the question of ‘what

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