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    In Poe’s detective stories “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter,” Dupin serves as a model of rational deduction. Dupin seems to have almost supernatural deductive ability in solving mysteries. Since Dupin’s use of reason to solve mysteries is central to these stories, determining Poe’s views on the nature of reasoning is critical to an understanding of their meaning. Hurh (2012) argues that the description of Dupin’s dual nature of “the creative and the resolvent” (Poe, 1841/1975, p.144) alludes to an analytical method called “the regress” (p. 471, 476). This analytical method has two components: composition, which involves “[moving] from the causes to understand the effects,” and resolution, which involves “[moving] from the effects to seek a cause” (Hurh, 2012, p. 476).…

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    Murders In The Rue Morgue

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    The Murders in the Rue Morgue, written by Edgar Allan Poe is a first of its kind detective story that uses a detailed narrative with imagery, simile, and attention to even the most insignificant detail to suggest the themes of the story and draw readers into the investigation of the L’espanaye family murders. These literary devices and techniques are best seen in the description of Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and the detailing of the crime scene on the Rue Morgue. In describing Monsieur C.…

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    Short Story Analysis: The Murders in the Rue Morgue “The analytical power should not be confounded with simple ingenuity; for while the analyst is necessarily ingenious, the ingenious man is often remarkably incapable of analysis” (475). This quote from The Murders in the Rue Morgue perfectly explains Poe’s position on crime solving and the hero of his story. The art of observing and following along with the narrator is essentially introduced by Poe in this story, as few authors before his time…

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    Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” places several ideas in juxtaposition with each other in order to make a point. The beginning commentary about several board games and the mental faculties they require, according to narrator, sets the stage for the following murder mystery narrative in the short story. By doing so, Poe is using two seemingly unrelated topics, which could be seen as quite crass in being compared to each other, in order to draw distinctions between several…

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    important literary styles in his story “ Murder”, which consist of his point of views and Gothic elements. In "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" it states in this quote on page 352 in illustrated Entire Stories it states, “the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent to identify himself therewith” (Poe, Barger, Clarke, and Doré 352). Dupin unable to solved the case, take on a new of point of view. Dupin has to think like a criminal. Dupin uses his reasonable deduction skills to…

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    no-longer-famous people to be worthless: all of these chemists made a discovery that required them to think outside the box with the power of the mind. The power of the mind is a proven trait in numerous individuals and is required for many occupations. It even stretches into literature, in which every detective story contains an intelligent and ingenious detective and an assistant who together solve a thrilling mystery. In Edgar Allan Poe’s revolutionary detective novella, “The Murders in the…

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    In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Poe writes on the restrictions of “civil” human conventions by suggesting that this line of thinking can hinder one’s reasoning. Similarly in “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell comments on the negatives of human conventions by proposing that preconceived societal expectations can have a large impact on one’s life. Furthermore, in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Poe suggests that the only difference between humans and animals is their level of savagery.…

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    matched minds, that combine skills of mathematician and poet. At the end, Dupin is the one who wins because of his moral strength: The Minister is a man without principles, as he did not put second thought into trying to blackmail the lady, who is, presumably, the Queen, so that he can rise in position and status. Minister D.’ s ability to outwit the police in his crime proves that he is a worthy adversary for Dupin. Dupin’s critics to Monsieur G. are by no means a personal attack to him.…

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    A good murder mystery is made of success by having certain qualities. We can examine these qualities by the methods used by Edger Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that maintains the interests of the reader in the murder mysteries, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Speckled Band. One quality is the narrator of the story. The narrators tell the story in their points of view. Another quality is the detective themselves. The different detecting skills. An additional quality is who the…

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    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 well-known fictional detective tales, says critic E.F. Bleiter, “Poe not only improved on such elements as he borrowed, but with his remarkable structural sense worked out a…

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