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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    Group-Generated WFQ: How does detective fiction build tension through the use of clues and disguises? How is structural tension built with these elements of detective fiction? Hot and Cold Trails Clues and disguises build structural tension in detective fiction by throwing off the reader, tossing them back and forth between clarity of mind and clouded judgment, like the push and pull of ocean waves. Clues often allow the reader to start to unravel a mystery in their mind while disguises are…

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    The detective fiction novel, The Hounds of Baskerville by Arthur Conan Doyle, features the well-known Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner, John Watson. The two are settled in many stories, books, and television shows but in this instance, they are in a detective novel. The novel, narrated by John Watson, tells a detective journey in which townsman Charles Baskerville is supposed to be killed by a hound that is left by the curse of Hugo Baskerville. Sherlock is called upon by the nephew of Sir…

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    Detective Brown was sitting at the station late Saturday night and all he wanted to do were to go home , when he was almost asleep , the phone rang super loud . When detectives / a detective / the detective answered it was a panicked mom was saying , " My son was supposed to be home hours ago , I think he's been kidnapped . " detectives / a detective / the detective responded , " I'll be right over . " . When detectives / a detective / the detective arrived at the house the Dad answered quickly…

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    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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    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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