Detective fiction Essays

  • Detective Fiction Research Paper

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    This research paper will talk about detective fiction as a genre in literature and its development throughout the centuries. Detective fiction basically deals with crime and finding out who did the crime followed by the facing of repercussions by the offender. This theme of crimes and sins has been prevalent since the beginning as we could see it in Biblical tales of Cain and Abel as well as Adam and Eve. In both these tales, a “crime” is committed and then the consequences are faced by them. In

  • Suspense In Detective Fiction

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    The detective story usually places its characters into an old house, a mansion, and the feeling of claustrophobia and mystery arises from darkness, shadows, stormy weather and light strange reflections. Atmosphere of Gothic suspense came from the threatening feeling or fear enhanced by the unknown. At times, characters did not know their ancestors and could not say where they came from (Day 1985: 123). Undoubtedly, an atmosphere of mystery and suspense is present in both kinds of productions. Works

  • American Detective Fiction Analysis

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    Detective fiction is one of the most popular forms of fiction in America. In his article, “American Detective Fiction,” Robin W. Winks addresses the fact that in spite of this popularity, the genre has received little critical attention that studies the work for itself. He explains the two types of errors that critics have made when looking at detective fiction: the high road, where critics claim classic works were detective fiction all along, and the low road, where critics poorly execute their

  • Edgar Allan Poe And Detective Fiction

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    Research Paper Is Detective fiction exciting? Does Gothic fiction sound interesting? An American author named Edgar Allan Poe shaped and molded those two genres. In fact, Poe fathered the Detective genre, and many modern authors still utilize his writing style. His terrifying works of Gothic fiction affected the modern “realm of horror” from novels to movies, traces of Poe’s style still lurk about. Poe’s life inspired him to write the way he did in ways that also inspired others. Edgar Allan Poe’s

  • The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction Analysis

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    DETECTIVE FICTION “ The term ‘Golden Age’ stands for a particular blessed era of crime writing” – Susan Rowland. Golden Age of Detective fiction is regarded as the period between World Wars I and II, an era of classic murder mystery novels of similar patterns and styles, predominantly in the 1920s and 1930s; however, classic novels had been written since 1911 and still, are being written. Most of the Golden Age writers are British, however, in America the genre of ‘Hard-Boiled’ fiction is dominant

  • The Pros And Cons Of Detective Fiction

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    Why we should read detective fiction. We spend large parts of our lives in books about fiction. Not only in books but also through television shows and films. Many people wonder if it is positive or negative to read Fiction? Society is changing and is today surrounded by digital media that govern society. When society changes, it may in some cases be enjoyable to escape from reality. We should read detective fictions, because the books improve our language and vocabulary while developing our thinking

  • Deductive Reasoning

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    that have detectives that bring the criminal to justice .There are two types of amateur detectives according to authors / editors Deane Mansfield – Kelly and Louis A. Marchino of The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction. They say the detectives are either amateur – amateur or professional amateur detective in their “Part 1 of Amateur Detective”. In addition the detectives are similar, with different access to professional detectives in police department. In amateur-amateur detective they stumble

  • The Adventure Of The Speckled Band Analysis

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    The genre of the detective story is one of the most remarkable categories within short fiction. The Sherlock Holmes stories are genuine masterpieces created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the usage of the detective stories elements has contributed to their popularity. In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the author employs the opportunities of the genre in order to provoke readers’ interest and keep them thrilled till the end of the narration. Considering the key components of the story, namely

  • Mumbo Jumbo Characteristics

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    Like the traditional detective fictions, there are many supporting roles in Mumbo Jumbo to help the plot development. In contrast to the sole assistant pattern in traditional detective fictions, there are all together 4 assistants, which includes Berbelang, Earline, Charlotte and Black Herman to help Labas finish his detective mission. Not like the patterned image of traditional detective assistant, every assistants in Mumbo Jumbo have their own distinguish characteristics. Berbelang is the leader

  • Edgar Allan Poe Foreshadowing Analysis

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    Edgar Allan Poe was a very mysterious man and still is centuries after his death. Poe worked from a hard background, but still managed to contribute much to literature. Poe’s childhood was hard and so was the rest of his life, but he still gave the literary community new perspectives. To begin with, Poe’s childhood and school experience was very difficult and different shaping how he would grow up. In the article “Edgar Allan Poe”, it states’ “Before Poe was three years old both of his parents died

  • British Imperialism In The Sign Of Four

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    Doyle 's and published in 1890. The book is based on the Indian Mutiny of 1857, where Doyle uses his characters, places and events to convey his story. The book starts with Miss Morstan visiting the office of detective Sherlock Holmes, and his friend Dr. Watson.Miss Morstan wants the detective to solve the case of his missing dad, Mr. Morstan. The search first leads them to Mr. Thaddeus Sholto, the son of Colonel Sholto who worked with Colonel Morstan in India. Mr. Thaddeus together with the trio head

  • Morality 'And The Murders In The Rue Morgue'

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    character’s morality affected their decision making abilities, Murders at the Rue Morgue is centered on social morality. Poe focuses on two main characters throughout the story, C. Auguste Dupin and an unknown murderer. Throughout this piece of detective fiction Dupin tries to identify the murderer and express the concept of social

  • Freud's Theory Of Humor In Doctor Moorhead And A Patient

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    Humor The common characteristic of Kim’s works was to make detectives notice that the mysterious phenomenon had been just an appearance, that is, to overturn the plot. What deserves attention here is Freud’s theory of humor, which has a remarkable analogy with Kim’s strange plot. He gives an example of humor as follows: “A rogue who was being led out to execution on a Monday remarked: ‘Well, this week’s beginning nicely’.” We feel a kind of humoristic pleasure here because of, according to Freud

  • Doubt Film Analysis

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    1. Identify the film’s title and production designer (or art/visual designer). The film that I watched was Doubt. It was directed by John Patrick Stanley, and I believe that the production designer was David Graupman. 2. What is the focus of this film? Explain using examples from the film. The focus of this film was, as the name suggests, the doubt in a priest of a church. The church was also a school. The principal of the school, who was a legalistic nun, thought that that the priest of the school

  • F Scott Fitzgerald Crack Up Analysis

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    No matter who and where people are, they face hardships and struggle for getting better in this or that situation. Writers try to cope with their scuffles by writing. Writing is one way of pain relief and also connection with those who keep up with them and their work. One of such writers was F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the collection of essays; the Crack-up that mainly gives the impression of being a monologue starving to be a dialogue. The author used the technique of simply addressing his ideas

  • Essay Comparing The Tell Tale Heart And The Masque Of Red Death

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    “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.” This is said by the narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Once evil enters the mind and is welcomed and given permission to rule, it will control and direct one's actions. The theme in both “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque Of Red Death” is death, whether it be intentional by humans or inevitable because of mortality. The similarities and differences in these stories are they both have

  • Batman Telltale Sequence

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    THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE Telltale has done a spectacular job introducing mechanical elements harmonizing with the narrative; in Batman - The Telltale Series there are systems gameifying all aspects of the Batman experience. The quick-time event action sequences return in one of their most well-implemented ways to date. There are also investigation segments where Batman theorizes how an event transpired based on crime scene evidence. Telltale utilizes both traditional point-n-click mechanics

  • Sherlock Holmes Compare And Contrast Essay

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    Sherlock Holmes is one of the best fictional detectives ever, but maybe someone else could take his place. Tobias also known as Four, also had great success in finding and managing to collect facts about one of the most politically powerful person in the book series Divergent. Four and Sherlock are both detectives but through there settings, supporters, background, personality, and occupation they are drastically different. Four grows up in the city of Chicago in the far off future. His city is

  • Officer Nfess In The Tell Tale Heart

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    “The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.” ~Lois McMaster Bujold. The deceased cannot tell someone to provide justice, only law enforcement can. This short story is one of many of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous stories. This story is about the narrator that takes care of an old man on a day-to-day basis. One day, he realized he was deeply disturbed by the old man’s eye, which has a vulture-like cataract on it. He became so bothered that he slowly decided to

  • Natural Born Killer Symbolism Analysis

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    There is a combination of colour and black and white images which feature rapidly throughout the film (Hersey, 2002). The colour images which represent a perfectly normal and happier environment rapidly move to black and white, which is usually associated to threating events, highlighting the bleakness of the expected outcome of the scene (lburgess3, 2013 and Natural Born Killers, 1994). There is animalistic reference with the rattle snake symbolising poison and death and the wolf symbolising the