We could never be sure whether these dreams are actually Perry's dreams in real life or Capote just made them up so that we feel sympathetic to Perry.
I believe that if Perry wasn't abused as a child and he lived in a normal house with his family, there would not be a dark side to him.
Dreams, both figuratively and literally play a vital role in the characterization of Perry, and help the reader to understand him better.
Perry Smith has a complicated and bizarre personality.
The parrot appeared and blinded the nuns, fed on their eyes, slaughtered them, and finally carried him in his wings to paradise.
And as the years went by the torments that the bird delivered have altered.
As a young child, Perry was living in a California orphanage run by nuns.
The nuns have physically abused him by whipping him and beating him because he witted his bed.
Introduction Tariq Ameer #116 English: Literature 24/11/2011 "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." In the novel In Cold Blood, the author Truman Capote tells us the story of the brutal murders of 1959 in Holcomb, Kansas.
In a town that was quiet and peaceful, and the townspeople were all friends, no one ever thought that the Clutter family would be murdered in their own home.