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  • Gender In Detective Fiction: Gender Roles In Detective Fiction

    I. Gender Roles The comic Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth and the audio podcast Nick Carter: Master Detective starring Lon Clack portray the different roles of gender in detective fiction. Nick Carter was on the radio from 1943 to 1955, and represents more traditional roles of gender. Although the character Nick Carter was chronicled in books and a movie, the most well- known installment of his story was the radio show. Over the many episodes, the radio show followed detective Nick Carter and his female assistant, Patsy on different crime scene investigations. Carter was also able to solve impossible crimes by looking at unique angles. Stumptown was published in 2011. It represents a more modern view on gender roles in detecting.…

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  • Detective Fiction: A Literary Analysis

    Since the age of Sherlock Holmes, detective fiction has been admired by millions. For over a century scholars and the general public alike have been debating on what makes detective fiction so popular. There is no one “correct” explanation pertaining to why it is so widespread. For example, there are literary, historical, psychological, and religious reasons explaining the genre’s popularity. One of the more interesting aspects of detective fiction is its affiliation with Greek tragedies. As…

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  • Women In Detective Fiction

    Just like the world we live in today, detective fiction is a male dominated genre. Detectives are usually white males who solve dangerous crimes such as murder. If women are involved, they are usually characterized as damsels in distress or femme fatales. It is a man’s world; therefore, it is the sole responsibility of men to be the protectors. For centuries, we have lived in a patriarchal society and this mindset has influenced this genre significantly. Men are deemed better detectives because…

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  • Comparing Detective Fiction In Poe And Holmes

    1. Introduction This paper is about the detective fiction in Poe and Doyle, comparing the most important and well-known characters Dupin and Holmes. In order to do this, the paper will be divided in four parts: the detective fiction in both authors, the analysis of Dupin and the analysis of Holmes. In order to understand this work, it will be observed first what detective fiction is. Detective fiction is a genre in which an investigator or a detective, professional or not, investigates a crime,…

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  • Inspector Ghote Goes By Train: The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

    Detective fiction is a sub genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator a detective—either professional, amateur or retired —investigates a crime, often a murder.In ancient literature some scholars have suggested that certain ancient and religious texts have similarities which what would later be called detective fiction. In the Old Testament story of Susanna and the Elders (the Protestant Bible locates this story within the apocrypha), the account told by two witnesses…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Love Of Detective Fiction

    analysis. All of the above essays were written in relation to the topic of detective fiction and presented a more scientific view of this genre. When I am going to write an essay, I start by conducting research on my topic to make sure that I have enough material to work with along with checking the credibility of sources. I then create a thesis and brainstorm the formatting of my essay out on paper. Once I have a solidified idea of the formatting and direction of my essay, I write the essay.…

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  • The Characteristics Of Edgar Allan Poe's Creative Story

    While Edgar Allan 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…

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  • Poe Film Influence

    "Poe 's Influence on the Film Industry" Many know Edgar Allan Poe for his infamous short stories and unique ability to create suspense for his readers. However, his important role as a writer has also impacted the way many directors stylize their movies. Surprisingly enough, Poe 's influence has stretched beyond just horror and macabre themes. The details of this influence can be exemplified by well-known films. Poe was an American short-story writer, poet, and critic. He is most famous for…

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  • How Did Edgar Allan Poe Influence Literature

    Ever wondered who was the inspiration for the great Stephen King? By looking at Edgar Allan Poe’s style of writing, the makeup of detective fiction, and Poe’s influence on literature, it is clear that Stephen King’s inspiration most likely came from Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe was the creator of American detective fiction. Edgar Allan Poe used a unique style of writing. Poe experimented with different genres and styles; he used the gothic tale, science fiction, and satire as well as other…

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  • Dashiell Hammett's Use Of Corruption In The Movie Brick

    “Private Eye” or tough “Hard-boiled” private investigator detective fiction is the classification most dominated by American writers (Mansfield-Kelly 205). One of the founders and innovators of the private investigator is Dashiell Hammett. And is also “The most influential figure in the structuring of hard-boiled detective fiction,” (Mansfield-Kelly 229). He wrote the first tough-guy detective in “The Gutting of Couffignal”, named Continental OP and wrote The Maltese Falcon (Mansfield-Kelly…

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