Ms. Gokturk

Journalism

 

In Cold Blood Group Work Questions for Parts 4 & 5

 

You have been assigned a number. Please complete the task that corresponds to the number you were assigned and work with your peers assigned the same number. One person should act as typist and record the answers the group agrees upon. As all members should be equally prepared to respond to their assigned questioned, any member of the group will be called upon to share with the class the group's findings. Please save a copy of your response (with all member names clearly typed) in the V drive/ Journalism/ “Zowee! Submissions” Folder.

 

  1. Re-read the letter Perry’s father wrote to the Kansas State Prison on Perry’s behalf (pp. 147-152). Based on the letter, what three qualities does Perry possess? Cite two text-based evidence quotes for each quality as support for your claim. Please include page numbers.
  2. On page 152, Capote indicates that for Perry, “the biography always set a racing stable of emotions – self pity in the lead, love and hate running evenly at first, the latter ultimately pulling ahead.” Based on what you know of Perry thus far, identify what parts of the letter might evoke each of these emotions (self-pity, love, and hate). Cite two text-based evidence quotes for each quality as support for your claim. Please include page numbers.
  3. Reread Barbara’s letter and Willie Jay’s response (pp. 161-167). What aspects of Willie Jay’s letter damage any possible help Barbara’s letter could have done? Cite at least three ways with two text-based evidence quotes for each quality as support for your claim. [You may cite from either or both letters for each.] Please include page numbers.
  4. Reread the Hickock’s and the neighbor’s account of Dick’s past (pp. 190-197). What three qualities can you deduce that Dick possesses from these accounts. Cite two text-based evidence quotes for each quality as support for your claim. Please include page numbers.
  5. Mrs. Johnson (Perry’s sister) reviews photos after the police leave. Reread her “account” (via Capote’s mouth) on pages 209-214. What moments from the past does she recall and how do these points help us understand Perry’s character more? Please use text based evidence quotes to provide support for your response. Please include page numbers.

 

 

Tips on citing page numbers with quotes:

            Goldilocks’ brazen entering of the three bears’ cottage illustrates her complete self-centeredness. Everything is about her finding her what suits her best, and she has absolutely no regard for the disrespect she shows others. “She tried the first bowl of porridge and it was too cold, the second too hot, but the third she found just right” (13). She spreads her germs in the bowls of three bears in her quest to satiate her immediate needs, but never once does she consider that she violates the homes of other living creatures.