Day 2

In Cold Blood Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think Perry follows newspaper accounts of the murders?

    Perry is probably both trying to keep tabs on the investigation, trying to understand what the police actually know in order to protect himself and Dick, and taking some pride in the murders and interest in the press coverage of something he perpetrated. He enjoys the attention that his actions are getting.

  2. 2

    Do you think it was in bad taste for Beverly Clutter to get married so soon after the deaths of her family?

    Those who believe she acted in good taste may argue that it was convenient to marry when her friends and loved ones were already gathered, and that she might have wanted to give the...

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