In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, briefly analyze the effect of alternating points of views for each section.

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In his efforts to present the narrative of In Cold Blood in a journalistic style that recreates the setting and the persons involved, apparently without bias, Truman Capote uses an omniscient narrator who moves back and forth from the perspectives of the Clutters to that of Dick and Perry. This technique keeps the reader aware of what happens with both parties at the same time while also emphasizing important events. This method also works towards the convergence of the two perspectives which then creates a suspenseful tension. As written in a review in Time magazine,

Capote has thrust the act...

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