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    Raymond Chandler’s The High Window introduces Philip Marlowe as a private detective. Mrs. Murdock is in need of a private detective, and she heard Marlowe can get the job done. He is hired and his duty is to find Mrs. Murdock’s daughter-in-law, Linda, without anyone getting arrested. Linda has stolen one of the valuable coins that Mrs. Murdock’s deceased husband collected. Already the suspicion starts when Marlowe senses that Mrs. Murdock is not telling him the entire story; she doesn’t want her son, or the cops, to have any part in this investigation. Marlowe keeps readers interested with his sarcasm. We also can imply that Marlowe has been doing detective work for a long time. Marlowe is a clever man who knows, one way or another, how to get the answers he needs from people.…

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    Philip Marlowe the Paradox of a Bachelor Raymond Chandler was a man of great talent. Chandler was a talented novelist. He created unique characters throughout his writings. One of his writings, “Trouble is my Business” is home to one of Chandler’s most famous creations. The famous Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe is a Los Angeles private investigator full of contradictions. Philip Marlowe illustrates the characteristics of a man who doesn’t like to show pain or fear, likes to stay away from…

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    the very end. The story is set in the in Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, from the point of view of Philip Marlowe, the protagonist. The basic plot of the entire story starts when a private detective, Philip Marlowe, gets hired by a wealthy man, General Sternwood, for a job, which involves the blackmailing of one of his two daughters, Vivian Regan. The plot gets more complex and in-depth with all the events that occur from the beginning of the story to the very end, from murder, secrets,…

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    During the Great Depression a Knight arises by the name of Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe is a detective during this era trying to make a living by solving cases but also seeking the truth when solving these cases. In the book The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe is given a task by General Sternwood, to take care of the person who is black mailing the Sternwood family. Marlowe takes the task and as the story unfolds he finds out whom the individual is that is blackmailing the family,…

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    In Los Angeles, Private Investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a new case for General Sternwood (Charles Waldron) in Los Angeles, a wealthy old gentleman seeking to stop a man named Arthur Gwynne Geiger (Theodore Von Eltz), who is blackmailing his youngest daughter, Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers). General Sternwood wants Marlowe to stop Geiger from extorting his family for money. But Marlowe has inadvertently stepped into several other mysteries involving he Sternwood family…

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    Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye is much more than the average detective fiction of it’s time. Chandler uses the novel for a social commentary on the depravity that surrounds money using the protagonist Philip Marlowe, a callous, but still likeable, private investigator who’s moral compass is unwavering, to emphasize his points by contrasting him with the variety of other characters including the wealthy and the police. Throughout the novel we see Marlowe constantly and consistently making…

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    male fantasy is life without women.give the audience contrasting portrayals of female characters and give us a look into how the male characters and heroes view and react to these women. Carmen and Vivian Sternwood represent archetypal women who are portrayed as weak and subordinate to the male characters. Philip Marlowe is a morally string detective who takes great pride in his work and is loyal to his boss, General Sternwood. Chandler and Zinnemann have contrasting female characters in…

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    novel The Big Sleep the narrator shows the corruption that surfaces in Los Angeles and the modern world in general. Reveals issues that include wealth and class, exploitation and corruption play out in The Big Sleep. “Sean McCann has argued that hard-boiled fiction is fundamentally a parable about the economic crisis of the day (i.e the Depression and the New Deal). Specifically he argues: The Big Sleep is an allegory of economic predation in which the vernacular energy of the white preys to the…

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    The first hard-boiled mystery author was Raymond Chandler himself. Stimulating mysteries generated by Raymond Chandler included his hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe. A narrative called “Killer in the Rain” was Chandler’s fourth published story, yet it intensified Marlowe’s character despite the fact it was early in the Marlowe series. Additionally, the majority of Chandler’s pieces were acknowledged astonishing awards and noble nominations. For instance, in 1944, Chandler’s screenplay,…

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    domestic Victorian discipline’” (Hoefer 49). That ‘Victorian discipline’ gave way in the 1920s to a deviant social norm, exemplified by Carmen and to a lesser extent Vivian. Right before Marlowe expresses how much he dislikes the rich, he gives this reason for it: “A pretty, spoiled and not very bright little girl who had gone very, very wrong, and nobody was doing anything about it” (Chandler 70). Before we move forward, it will be beneficial to discuss the portrayal of women in the novel and…

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