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Truman Capote

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breakfast-at-tiffany&apos;s-truman-capoteHolly Golightlye anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: Id rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The TelegraphCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.MasksHolly uses cosmeticsand clothing to hide hertrue identity.CatThe cat embodies Hollys continual sabotage of her own desires.CagesAversion to cages symbolizes Hollys questfor personal freedom.MotifsImage-obsessed Brazilian diplomat; leaves Holly when he senses scandal comingJosé Ybarra-JaegarHorse doctor from Tulip, Texas; Hollys former husband and father figureDocUnnamed, implied gay man; aspiring writer captivated by charming HollyNarrator 19-year-old country bumpkin-turned-New York Café Society girl; seeking a place to belongHolly GolightlyMain CharactersFamilial and platonic loveis stronger than romantic attachments.LoveHolly reinvents herselfin an attempt to leave herpast behind.IdentityHollys quest for freedom isat odds with her desire for emotional security.Freedom vs. SecurityIs She or Isnt She?THEMESSet in World War II–era New York City, Breakfast at Tiffanys is a front-rowseat to the life, loves, and losses of Holly Golightly, a rural girl who has become a society star. As told by her nameless neighbor, Hollys story is a study in the dueling desires for freedom and security.Like his beloved heroine, Southern-born Capote hungered for the celebrityof the New York social scene. His jet-set lifestyle and famous friends often served as inspiration for his work, but the character of Holly Golightly is said to most resemble Capotes mother and himself.TRUMAN CAPOTE192484AuthorEnglishOriginal Language1958Year PublishedTruman CapoteAuthorBreakfast atTiffanysDramaNovella

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