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  • Capote. Oh, Truman!

    I've learned something from you tonight. I've learned that not only a great personality, an honest writing and a fascination for people can take you anywhere, but also that sometimes a man's greatest success is his greatest failure. You became attached to one of your characters, –your weakest one, perhaps–, a murderer, and provoked your own slow and painful downfall. You were able to humanise a monster. What did you see in his eyes that made you so empathetic? How did you understand such a crazy individual? I guess you saw another human being, a little boy who suffered throughout his childhood,– just like you–, and a man who saw his loved ones commit suicide, one by one, slowly disappearing, abandoning him,– just like you were abandoned. You did not see a murderer of a family, but a young, lonely and lost man scared of life. A man who was just like you, Truman.

    And world critics may say that they admire your writing skills, but I admire your empathy, Capote, and I admire your dedication. You emerged yourself completely in your project, to the point that you couldn't bare it, to the point where you completely lost it.
    But that exactly is what made your work so strong, so great, so human.
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