Mystery fiction

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  • Analysis Of Chapter 5 Of Fun Home

    circumstances surrounding his childhood chum’s death may be more complex than what’s visible on the surface. The mystery genre -- for both literature and film -- often plays on the idea that the evidence available may not always have the meaning it appears to represent. In Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home, she sifts through her memories and artifacts from her life -- the evidence -- to “solve the mystery” of her father’s life and ultimately, his death. In Chapter 5, Allison combats her own mini-mystery:…

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  • Beth Fantaskey Research Paper

    this perfect Nancy Drew life. So I put my idea of a perfect life in my books. The protagonist of the story loves to read Nancy Drew Novels, like me.” Then fans wanted to know how the book came about. “Normally, I am a paranormal writer-or I was-but then when I tried to write my fourth book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a paranormal book, it just kind of fell flat for both my editor, Margaret Raymo, and me.”Is what she said to them. A third writer, by Elizabeth Bloom states that in her…

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  • Crayen, Paw, And The Stones

    Crayen, Paw, and the Stones The hero was born from a grapefruit seed his name is Crayen. His mother, Persephone, queen of the underworld, ate the grapefruit seed and after a shimmer of Cesium fell into a deep sleep for six days. After she awoke she was pregnant with her first and only child. When Crayen was born it shook the whole world and the underworld. After six days of being an infant, Crayen turned into a preteen. Persephone gave her son a gift on this day, she gave him Paw, the puppy of…

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  • Vertigo Analysis

    Even with the few scenes that felt elongated, which most every movie has, it often had me on the edge of my seat guessing what was going to happen next. Nusair’s comment also does not make sense when he speaks of the lack of compelling attributes. There are plenty of fascinating attributes in the movie. For instance, the mystery behind the whole movie, the great acting from all the stars, and the great…

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  • Themes Of Motherhood In Sylvia Plath's Morning Song

    Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song” explores a mother’s complex emotions towards her newborn child after giving birth for the first time. Although motherhood is often regarded as a joyous event that gives a woman’s life purpose and meaning, “Morning Song” instead depicts motherhood as a complicated event fraught with uncertainty and fear, but also with love and affection. Rather than expressing overwhelming love and happiness, the mother in the poem feels distant from her child and gradually learns to…

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  • Analysis Of Mark Haddon's Novel 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime'

    In the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon introduces Christopher Boone. A 15 year old boy who discovers his neighbors, Mrs. Shear’s dead dog in his backyard. In this paper I will explore the reasons why this is actually a murder-mystery novel, why Christopher would be considered autistic, analyze some of the major characters in the novel and how they relate to the themes of the novel, and explain my take of the ending. Christopher at the start of the novel…

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  • The Imposter Film Analysis

    In The Imposter, directed by Bart Layton, a young man who has been missing for three years is found and returned home. Unknown at the time, the person returning home is not really the missing boy but rather a French con-man pretending to be the missing boy. The director, Bart Layton, leads the audience through one of the most intense real-life mysteries in American cold case history. Layton’s goal throughout the film is to entertain the audience with a bigger-than-life story. The director…

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  • Anti-Semitism And Racism In The Merchant Of Venice By William Shakespeare

    In The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare shows that he encourages the anti-Semitism and racism of the time. This is first shown through the choosing of the caskets of who will marry a fair lady named Portia.. Secondly, the language that is used by the characters when they are referring to Shylock. Lastly, the punishment of Shylock near the end of the play. Therefore, Shakespeare shows that he encourage the racism of the time. One reason that demonstrated how Shakespeare encouraged…

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  • Film Analysis: The Maltese Falcon

    In the Maltese Falcon, Spade is kept from a lot of elements of the plot even though the audience is introduced to them relatively early. For example, we find out Miles was killed prior to Spade and that Cairo is working for Gutman. The normal structure of the narrator omniscience is violated in this film at times by virtue of being a crime film. A crime film must have a plot of “increasing mystery, and often ambiguous resolution” (Corrigan and White). To satisfy this, the audience could not be…

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  • Northanger Abbey And Ann Radcliffe: A Literary Analysis

    A Discussion of the Gothic tradition in the novels “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen and “The mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe. The genre of Gothic fiction has been a strong writing tradition since its birth in 1764 with the publishing of Horace Walpole’s “The Castle of Otranto”. The genre is a mix of both romance and horror with its clearest distinctions being a love of foreign setting and gloomy old buildings, a strong hero, swooning heroine and the constant looming of a monster or…

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