Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an iconic movie, which became a turning point for him Truman Capote, the author of the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In the film, we can see our furry friend Orangey played a significant role. Let’s take a look at 5 quotes from Tiffany’s, what messages Capote left Orangey carry to the audience.
Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s
The author, Capote was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1924. His young parents divorced when he was four. Raised by his mother’s relatives. Capote taught himself to read and write before he entered his first year of school. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11 and the rest of his childhood, he honed his writing ability.
He once said
I began writing really sort of seriously when I was about eleven. I say seriously in the sense that like other kids go home and practice the violin or the piano or whatever, I used to go home from school every day, and I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed by it.
After the success of the first novel Other Voices, Other Rooms, his fame kept climbing both as a writer and a celebrity. After the first novel, Capote wrote for a stage, screen, and magazines. Then he began trying new style, more subdued and clearer prose with novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s which was published in 1958.
Table of Content
1. A Wild Thing in a Cage?
Cats truly are wild creatures, even if they reside in a human’s house. Whether cats are domesticated or not, it’s an ongoing debate. You really can’t tame them. It simply is not the way to deal with cats.
You have to know they are independent creatures and you need to treat them as such. Humans may have built the cage in their head, but cats haven’t nor will they forever. They belong to their hearts.
2. Stand-alone Relation
Holly explained her relationship with a
cat, which has been given no name, yet. Talk about belonging, we don’t really belong to anyone or anything. This is some sort of
sweet illusion that we belong to someone. What’s good about it? Emotional dependence usually brings a disaster or disappointment in the end.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For Molly, it’s Tiffany. For you, it may be the Central Park or else.
4. The Place You Can Call Home
Everybody needs a spot where you can call your home. If you are living in it already, you are fortunate.
Even if you don’t have that one yet, you can make a home out of a coffee shop, favorite library or park in your town.
Make your favorite spots serve you to calm down and rest even for a short period of time.
5. Value of Honest Heart
Perhaps cats are the most honest creatures you can access daily. They don’t try to please you, but their being makes you smile naturally. As William S. Burroughs says the cat does not offer services, the cat offers itself.
Throughout his career, Capote sought publicity and fame. As he decided to be successful early, he made it with his first novel when he was only 23.
…And one more quote from Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Truman Capote quotes (goodreads)
Truman Capote Is Dead at 59; Novelist of Style and Clarity(The New York Times)
Also published on Medium.