Gender Roles In The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

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In this episode of “Castle”, Captain Kate Beckett of the NYPD and her team solved the murder of a NYPD recruit. Throughout the episode one can definitely notice the lack of stereotypical gender roles. Throughout the Golden Age and Hard Boiled detective stories we see women as fragile flowers needing a man to assist and protect them. In the Golden Age detective fiction “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”, Flora Ackroyd is presented as a delicate and elegant woman. Throughout the novel she was protected by Major Blunt and other male characters several times. In the Hard Boiled “The Maltese Falcon” we noticed a shift in gender roles. Mrs. Archer, the wife of Sam Spade’s partner, was portrayed similar to Flora. Another female character in the book was
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