Write an easy examining the relationship between Perry Smith and Truman Capote, asserting how that relationship shaped the way Capote wrote his non-fiction "novel" In Cold Blood.

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Over the last several years, a great deal of attention has been paid to the late author Truman Capote and the process by which he produced his classic of American literature In Cold Blood.  The release in 2005 of the film Capote and of Infamous the following year, which similarly explored the author’s relationships to his subjects and to the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, served to resurrect interest in this eccentric writer and his most well-known work.  The most important development relevant to the matter at hand, however, was the discovery in 2013 of old records from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the agency that investigated the murders that formed the basis of Capote’s book, that strongly suggested Capote had been less than truthful both in his reporting and his comments regarding the process by which he wrote In Cold Blood.

All of this may or not be pertinent to a discussion of Capote’s relationship to convicted and executed murderer Perry Smith.  In all...

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