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    The Purloined Letter Essay

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    one can see that there are striking similarities between the misanthropic Dupin and the morose Dexter. I believe that James Manos’s main character Dexter, in the television series Dexter, is strongly influenced by Edgar Allen Poe’s main character Dupin, from much earlier 1844 short story, The Purloined Letter. The characters most striking similarities run from their difficulty connecting with their peers to…

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    Poe is known primarily for his horror stories and gothic poems, he is also generally credited for the creation of modern detective fiction. In the three short stories featuring the Frenchman, C. Auguste Dupin, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” and “The Purloined Letter,” Poe’s creative story components were innovative and added entirely new elements to fiction writing. Many of the story features that he devised are now widely used in other well-known fictional…

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    Martin Vs Holmes

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    Out of all the detective stories, the two that have made the most impact in the genre are Edgar Allen Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Although they were written years apart, Holmes and Dupin have as much in common, such as skills, qualities and results, as they have differences. This essay will focus on comparing and contrasting these two detectives. First, Dupin and Holmes have certain methods, qualities and skills in common. Second, the successes and failures…

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    readers to great tales of ratiocination, the contrast in the characters’ behavior, the fluctuation in plots and the slight difference in situations lead to Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia to be a more thought provoking and cultural questioning tale. In both Poe’s and Doyle’s works the lead detectives share similar personalities. Both detectives, Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin and Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, are unconventional, withdrawn from society, have a love of solving problems beyond…

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    of the struggle against evil and the ultimate loss of the battle? The Black Cat” represents the American Gothics when he applauds himself for not killing Pluto but cuts his eye out of the socket. He was in a drunken stupor and the constant violence he displays the cat became afraid and scratches him. He feels justified when he cut the cat eye out of the socket. Alcoholism is his struggle and his madness intensifies that result into the rage. He later hanged the cat from a tree and axed his wife…

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    Our first assigned reading was Poe’s detective story, The Murders in Rue Morgue. In the story, the unconventional detective Dupin and the unnamed narrator solve the murder with the assistance of the police, their own private investigating, and Dupin’s intellect. When we watched The Study in Pink, similarities could be drawn between Poe’s detective, Dupin, and Doyle’s detective, Sherlock Holmes. For example, Sherlock is an unconventional detective. He also does his own private investigating and…

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    pre-rational methods that are evident in most narratives of crime until the development of Enlightenment thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries", this narrative has "all of the central characteristics and formal elements of the detective story, including a mystery surrounding a murder, a closed circle of suspects, and the gradual uncovering of a hidden past. Detective fiction in the English-speaking world is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Poe's "The…

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    Purloined Letter,” Dupin serves as a model of rational deduction. Dupin seems to have almost supernatural deductive ability in solving mysteries. Since Dupin’s use of reason to solve mysteries is central to these stories, determining Poe’s views on the nature of reasoning is critical to an understanding of their meaning. Hurh (2012) argues that the description of Dupin’s dual nature of “the creative and the resolvent” (Poe, 1841/1975, p.144) alludes to an analytical method called “the regress”…

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    The Blood Pit Kate Ellis is a crime fiction writer known for her ability to incorporate medieval history and archaeology in her crime and mystery novels. The historical facts used to illustrate Kate’s novels enrich its plots providing readers not only with the excitement of solving mysteries but also with interesting facts about history of the medieval times. The Wesley Peterson series is an example of her mystery and history blend, it is an exciting series of eighteen crime novels in which she…

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    In this essay, the characterization of two characters, Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone” and Sherlock Holmes in “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” are the two heroes which would be analyzed. Their characterization would be discussed in two ways. Firstly, how their appearance presented. Secondly, how their actions, which the speech and thought are included, help to present the image of the heroic character. In my point of view, hero is a person who is outstanding with high…

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