Portfolio 9 - Portfolio #9 John Hollowell's essay Fact...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Portfolio #9 John Hollowell’s essay Fact & Fiction about new journalism and the nonfiction novel has many predominating main ideas. He takes careful notice of Capote’s objectivity, his characterization of people, and his argument for a “new art form.” Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood has a vast amount of people through which the story is told. Capote tries steadfastly to refrain from providing the reader with his own opinion narration. Rather, as Hollowell points out, “He tries to present the events through as many eyes as possible.” In doing so, Capote avoided giving his direct comment in these situations. I agree with Tony Tanner that facts don’t say anything for themselves; it takes orchestration to understand facts. Capote started with a story where the facts were already there. Two men murdered four people. Based on those facts alone, some might feel disdain for the two killers. However, the author here is able to orchestrate these facts to induce the reader to feel a certain way. “I make my comment by what I choose to tell and how I choose to tell it.”
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Portfolio 9 - Portfolio #9 John Hollowell's essay Fact...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online