Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's Analysis
Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958, shows the reader that the facts may be different than we think, and what kind of pain lies behind a smiling face. Capote, who has been the author of many successful stories and novels since the moment he is known as a writer, has made many enemies by writing the private parts of his friends in his works. The main character of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is Holly and the parties she participates in are actually based on observations made by the author. The book begins with an unnamed author, named Fred by Holly, who lists past memories. While Holly's fascination and being a desirable woman is a fact that first catches our eye, over time we learn that Holly was a poor thief where she used to be very fat. On the following pages, we see a collapsed, depressed woman. The author shows all of Holly's moods. In fact, although it sounds like a light woman to most people, Holly is a smart woman who has teeth.
The author's style, the fluency of the book is spectacular. It is a wonderful work that can leave different tastes in every reader. When you look at the fiction, it may seem like there isn't much of an event, but what is really important is the mood of a woman. The author makes us love Holly so much that you don't want to let go of her. Frankly, I turned every page with great enthusiasm. I read it with a slight smile even in the most depressive places.Even if you don't make any effort, the book is already very fast-moving. This long story is parted both ways, there are lovers and haters. Some people find the book too contradictory and naughty, but we don't see this openness anywhere in the story. According to some readers, only Holly’s lifestyle is an antipathy. If you try to go down to the essence while reading the book and understand the mood there, I'm sure it will leave a very different taste on your palate. I wish you a pleasant reading.
Breakfast at Tiffany's Short Summary
Holly loves to party day and night, she is a 19-year-old, remarkable and beautiful girl. The author did not meet Holly in person at first, but in time they will have some kind of closeness between them. Holly comes home at a late hour but because she always loses or does not have her key, she does not mind ringing on someone else doorbell to get into the apartment. The neighbor who is always gets annoyed about this situation, says that they do not have to wake up in the middle of the night, they have a job to go to in the morning and that’s why they do not want to wake up in the middle of the night. But of course Holly does not care about anything. So, she finds herself a new doorbell to ring. That door is the door of the author.
Every night Holly rings the author’s door, and like that wasn’t enough she goes to the author’s home one night. She says that she has to hide from the guy that she brought home, she has somewhere to go in the morning and that’s why she does not have time to sleep and lays down on the spot next to the author and closes her eyes. The author is very shocked about the situation that he is in. The only thing that she learned from Holly is that she always goes to see a drug smuggler named Tomato Sally in the prison every Thursday. Sally’s lawyer, found Holly and offered money if she visited Sally every Thursday and gave lawyer the weather report that she got from her. Holly accepted this offer and giving this information for a long time. The author is suspicious about it but Holly does not care about the situation and the problems that can come with it.
Holly spends her days meaningless and just lives, one day have a different opinion from the author and they don’t talk to each other for a while. In the meantime, the author realizes a man who is following Holly and decides to talk to him. This is the man who married Holly when she was 14, and a veterinarian Doctor Golightly. Doctor met Holly when she was trying to steal milk and eggs from his house garden. Holly and her brother Fred, after their family died because of tuberculosis they were given to a bad family’s care and they run away from that house and they feed themselves by stealing. The Doctor takes pity on them and falls in love with Holly and proposes to her. So Holly and Fred settle in. In the house where the doctor's four children do everything like a maid, Holly's desire to run away increases day by day, and one day she leaves everything behind. The Doctor, is in his 50s, and has been searching for her wife for 5 years, finds Holly at the address that Fred sent him from the military, but does not have the courage to speak to her directly. Through the author, the Doctor confronts Holly and tries to persuade her wife to take home, but fails and returns home alone.
After a short while, the author rushes to Holly's house one day because of the voices coming from Holly's house. As if she were crazy, she broke down all the household items and went into some kind of a trance. The author thinks that Holly is in a state of depression because his roommate Mag married the ugly and rich Rusty, who was never leaving Holly’s side and Rusty was like an errand man to her. It turns out that in a telegram from the Doctor, Fred, who had gone to the army, had died. Holly can't pull herself together for a while. Mag's ex-lover, Diplomat Jose, moves into Holly's house and they start to live together.
Holly says that she will marry Jose and they will have a child. She buys furniture and cooks constantly. She has even forgotten her manager OJ Berman, who is trying to help her become famous because of her turbulent life. On a near day that Holly and Jose was going to the Brazil, Holly is arrested for providing information to the drug trade. Jose, who is already married, has reported Holly, who he thinks would be unbecoming and sensational. O.J. Berman takes Holly out of prison with a lawyer and penance.
Holly says she won't burn her ticket to Brazil and is determined to go there. When the day comes, she leaves by saying goodbye to the author and Joe Bell. After a while, Holly sent only one letter to the author. It contains information that Holly was dating a married rich man and was looking for a home. Holly says in her letter that she will write down her address after receiving the house, but that letter never arrives. However, the author has much to say to Holly. Like he misses her, his stories are published, and now he really is a writer ... But he can never say that. After a conversation with Joe Bell, he decides to write Holly's story.