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ERIC Number: ED022742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 4
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Teaching "In Cold Blood."
Berbrich, Joan D.
The Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, v4 n1 p12-14 Sep 1967
The Truman Capote nonfiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which reflects for adolescents the immediacy of the real world, illuminates (1) social issues--capital punishment, environmental influence, and the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots," (2) moral issues--the complexity of man's nature, the responsibility of one man for another, and the place of values in today's society, and (3) literary issues--catharsis and identification in the classic tragic mode, the uses of images and point of view, plot structure, and the creation of suspense despite the reader's foreknowledge of events in the novel. (Discussion questions for 12th-grade English classes are included.) (JB)
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