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    hardships, incredibly, Raymond Chandler perpetuated his passion of writing, which led him to future success. In the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 1888, Raymond Chandler was born into the Thornton-Chandler family. Subsequently, Raymond Chandler followed a path and became the first hard -boiled mystery writer, a quite popular style of the modern day suspenseful stories genre. Unfortunately, when he was young, Raymond Chandler’s parents separated. Thus, an adverse atmosphere surrounded Raymond Chandler as a child. After the divorce, Raymond Chandler’s father, Maurice Chandler, disappeared entirely. Even though the annulment of his parents was a disheartening time, Raymond Chandler believes he would not have…

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    Throughout Raymond Chandler’s life, many obstacles landed him in the final stage of his writing career. Although Chandler’s style only attains to the mystery genre, audiences learn the difficulties that many struggled with in the 20th century. Though Chandler obtains a title of outstanding writing technique, his life that has influenced his novels, and the mystery genre they contain, only relate to an older audience. Chandler’s life has greatly affected several of his novels plots. Chandler…

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    Besides writing novels, short stories, and poetry, Raymond Chandler also wrote some screenplays. Chandler worked on a movie called “Strangers on A Train” that was later directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and “Double Indemnity” (for which he got one of two best original screenplay Oscar nominations), and “The Blue Dahlia” (for which he was nominated for his other best original screenplay Oscar). He also wrote some other screenplays with other people. These screenplays were very influential in the…

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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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    Cain’s Double Indemnity, both the authors use hard-boiled fictions to highlight the effect of corruption within Los Angeles to the characters’ actions and attitudes. Chandler and Cain use their protagonist’s detailed narration to show us their viewpoint of their society. Through their narration, we hear their side of the story and we tend to sympathize their actions despite their immoral conduct. The protagonists are portrayed as anti-heroes because they are not perfect and we see some of our…

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    Americans were still suffering from the bad economy and the issue of money became very important one that the author wanted to convey, “Chandler mentions money throughout the novel as an ideal, a goal for the seedy crime ring that lives within the novel. Many of the characters kill and bribe for money” (Sparknotes, Themes, Motifs, and Symbols). This is a sobering reminder to post-War Americans recovering from the disorder and lack of money of the 1930s topsy-turvy economy, “many of the…

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    and further developed by the work of Raymond Chandler. Hard-boiled fiction is often acclaimed as an icon of American masculinity in modern literature. The conception of masculinity represented by the protagonist in these narratives became popular amongst the writings of American Modernists, and the film industry post-World War II (Breu 1-4.) The voice in Hard-boiled fiction is historically characterized by a cynical first-person narration of a tough-guy detective reporting his survival in a…

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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…

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    The American male fantasy is one that is often portrayed by the heroes in the books and films we watch. They tend to be strong, moral and exciting characters that men look up to. Therefore, these texts carry a lot of weight in terms of the reflection of society and the male perspective on life. Using the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, this paper will argue that there are certainly element within the texts that both support and counter…

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    Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a character from the television series N.C.I.S. played by actor Mark Harmon. Gibbs is a former marine sniper turned Special Investigator for the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (N.C.I.S.). Having never gotten over the murder of his daughter and wife by a Mexican drug cartel, he is reserved with his feelings and guards against getting too attached to those around him. His closest relationships are with his father Jackson, and reluctantly, with his team of four…

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