In Cold Blood

In what way is this dual point of view an effective way to tell a story? Cite examples from the text.

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Capote's dual point of view allows him to shift perspective from one character to another. This works as an effective way to tell his story because Capote not only hooks the reader but uses this technique to reveal the murderers...... how better to do this than to use people close to the victims?

An example of this is the English teacher, Larry Hendricks, who decribes the aftermath of the murders. It was gruesome, and this man who very much wanted to become a writer had done his homework well. Through this narrator, who makes a very brief appearance, we envision the scene with comlete clarity. This the dual point of view is very effective.