He never fully learned compassion, mercy, respect, or the value of human life.
He wanted to write a "nonfiction novel. Shmoop University, Inc.
He does tend to be reckless sometimes, as he became when he was writing bad checks, and used his real name in the same city he committed the murder of the Clutters in Capote First, it is a commentary on the American Dream. They however later on come to realize that their thought was a mere fantasy as life there is not always cheap Dick and Perry also feel out of place because the American society, which favored the affluent and the middle class, does not favor them.
During mid-November of a family of four is shot in their own home.
The remaining third of the book is set on the death row which occurred at the Kansas State Penitentiary.