The extreme conflict of interest that arises for Capote as a result of these two sides that pull him in opposite directions will be laid open, very much in relation to the question whether Capote, as he is presented in the biopic, actually has a chance of being true to himself, of living without betraying one of the two sides that define him.
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Merrill argues: If we read the book as Mailer conceived it, we must feel compassion for nearly every character — for Kathy Maynard as well as Larry Schiller, for Earl Dorious as well as Kathryne Baker, for the youthful April Baker as well as the elderly Bessie Gilmore This allows our team to focus on improving the library and adding new essays.
In the absence of broad public opposition at the time, Capote assumes the voice of dissent to the trial, sentencing and hanging of Smith and Hickcock. Capote chooses to leave himself out of the world he describes, although he is by no means an unimportant character in it.
One such instance is a dialogue between Perry and Dick when they have reached Mexico and are stopping for a picnic. Just an average good-looking American guy, very much on the Mr.