Short Summary: The Case Of The Lower Case Letter

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Summary: "The Case of The Lower Case Letter" begins with Edith Nettleston entering the detective's office. Edith wanted the detective to look at her dead husband's, Professor Edgar Nettleston, suicide note to see if there were any clues to where lexical semantic location. The lexical semantic paper is worth a fortune of money and lectures tours. The detective was able to figure out the clue left behind by the late husband, find the missing lexical semantic, and figured out that Edith Nettleston's husband did not commit suicide, but was murdered. Direct & Indirect Characterization of the Protagonist: Direct characterization means a character reveals themselves through adjectives and phrases. The direct characterization of the protagonist, the detective, that the reader understood from the story was he enjoyed morning "Starbuck's finest" (1 Delany), and in the morning research information about incoming clients. He was the type of person to help others because Edith Nettleston was able to "breezed into my office" (1 Delany), which means he doesn't lock this doors or have security. Also from indirect characterization the…show more content…
The theme of the short story is the greed for one's benefit. Edith Nettleston wanted her husband money, but didn't want her husband anymore, so if her husband died, she would have all of his money and the money from lexical semantics. She "figured you'd (she) kill him and keep the money from the paper yourself (herself)" (2 Delany). Edith Nettleston thought that killing her husband, she would have the lexical semantics, but didn't realize that Edgar Nettleston grown suspicious and hide the paper, before she killed him. Edith greed of wanting the lexical semantic's money, she asked the detective to help her finding finding the paper. If Edith didn't get greedy and just wanted the money Edgar would be alive and they could be sharing the money from the lexical semantic paper
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