Raymond Chandler Essays

  • Chandler And Mcbain: A Literary Analysis

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    backgrounds, landscapes, architectures and “sets.” Raymond Chandler and Ed McBain are two flagships in detective fictions. Chandler’s Philip Marlowe brought readers a series of hot-blooded fictional detective stories that happened in Los Angeles (LA). McBain, the commander of the 87th Precinct, excited readers with many raw and realistic detective stories happened in “the city”, an imaginary city that based on New York City (NYC). If there’s one thing that Chandler and McBain share in common, it’s their extraordinary

  • The Great Gatsby Movie Vs Book Essay

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    In 1925, Scott Fitzgerald released a novel that made its mark in American literature; The Great Gatsby is a story that continues to be retold throughout high schools across the country. Not only did the classic change the way we think about the world, but its effects on writing have spread throughout television and even into two movies, one published in 1974, and the other released decades later in 2013. The modernized edition of the novel, directed by Baz Luhrmann features a sum of dialogue stripped

  • The Pros And Cons Of Detective Fiction

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    believes many detective stories lack today. Fiction writers today have more difficulty in controlling their stories and instead they had a life of their own and “flew away” states Wilson. Raymond Chandler writes in his article “The simple art of murder” (1944) how difficult it is to write fiction. According to Chandler, writers today have a poor knowledge of the society in which we live. Readers today will not care about the details that makes the story realistic, readers do not care about life as the

  • Essay On The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night

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    Mark Haddon's prose fiction, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time brings forth the view of a different world and also expands our understanding of human experience. The novel is an autobiographical murder mystery narrated from the perspective of a teenager, Christopher Boone. This text allows the readers to see the life of a young man who is not comfortable with interacting with others in his society. Christopher's autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shapes our understanding of experience

  • Cool Air Lovecraft Analysis

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    Waiting on every exhausting whim of an 18 year old preserved corpse sounds absurd and impossible, but for H.P. Lovecraft’s first person narrator in “Cool Air” it is a shocking reality. The strategic application of first person point of view keeps the reader on edge with a limited view. Any other point of view would reveal too much information on the pivotal Doctor Muñoz, and not allow access to the narrator's thoughts and emotions. First person point of view in H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cool Air” connects

  • Romantic Illusions In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    The prologue of Waltz into Darkness undermines any romantic illusions as the story itself begins, circa 1900, introducing us to a wealthy Cuban coffee planter named Luis Durand who anticipates the arrival of a mail order bride named Julia Russell (Jolie). Handsome and rich, he has never married ("Love is not for me. Love is for those people who believe in it"). His expectations for the bride are realistic: "She is not meant to be beautiful. She is meant to be kind, true and young enough to bear

  • Examples Of Greed In The Maltese Falcon

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    Greed Expressed in the Maltese Falcon Crime. Secrets. These words are often associated with the mystery genre. What often comes to mind is the common detective story, where a crime and a detective are introduced. Then, the heroic detective apprehends the culprit by deduction from clues. However, in the 1920s, a new era of crime fiction arose: American hard-boiled crime fiction. In this type of crime fiction, a sense of “graphic sex and violence, vivid but often sordid urban backgrounds, and fast-paced

  • Eating Boy Book Analysis

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    Jeffers, O. (2006). The Incredible Book Eating Boy. New York, NY: Philomel Books. Henry was a book lover, but not like how you and I love book he would eat them it all started will a few words from a text then moved on to him eating a whole book in one sitting. What will happen when Henry starts feeling ill? When I first got the book I thought it was interesting because in the back of the book in the left hand bottom corner where it a chuck of the book missing meant to look like someone eat the

  • The Dancer And The Thief Summary

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    The Dancer and The Thief by Antonio Skármeta is an attractive, energetic, and a genre-bending tale of crime and love. The book combined a series of crime melodrama, urban Western and social conscience drama. The story begins after General Augusta Pinochet was removed from the office. He was removed from his office for his evil acts to the people. Lots of people had arrested, died, and tortured during his regime. The police and the prison systems still remained unsolved after Pinochet was removed

  • Trainspotting Film Analysis

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    Even though it may be just a stereotype, the Scottish people are not generally known for their joyful nature and friendliness. No wonder, considering the geographical location of the country, the weather and the scarce population in the wild landscape. Kilts, mysterious countryside full of lochs and ruined castles, back pipes, whiskey and Brave Heart is what usually comes to people’s minds when Scotland is mentioned, but legends and nature are not exactly what the contemporary Scottish films usually

  • Why Is Writing Skills Important Essay

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    “Writing is a ticket to a professional opportunity”1(Linville). One cannot have any aspirations of a professional career if they do not at least possess the foundational basics of writing. Love it or hate it, writing is more important to everyday life than most might realize and I have come to learn that the necessity of writing skills continue to grow progressively throughout life. Writing skills have represented the most importance for me from kindergarten to college and eventually in work. I

  • The Show Friends: Suspense And Drama

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    Friends is a very iconic show because of one thing in particular and that is the characters on the show. Out of those characters on the show Chandler makes this show so iconic because of the Jokes that he told and his really eccentric personality. He was one of the funniest out of all six characters on the show. Another thing that played a big part in Chandler Bing being so funny on the show was the actor who played him Mathew

  • Personal Narrative: Getting A Puppy

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    phone and thought of all of the tricks and games I would teach him. I was so excited to meet him. His fur was black and white with specs of tan, and a nice pair of tan eyebrows. His eyes were almost grayish, and he had a black nose. I’ll name him Chandler Bing, I thought to myself. I wanted to name him that because he is my

  • The Timeless Friendship In The Short Sequel Of Friends

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    The fate of the timeless friendship of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe picks up in this short sequel of Friends. With turbulence (1- Information Theory, Haun 16) within the status of Ross and Rachel 's relationship, the group fears their demise will inevitably ensue. The friends are there for Rachel as they help her decide to take action. Ross widely known as, “the divorcer” makes an effort to clear his name in a not so surprising gesture. Joey surprises everyone when the fate of

  • All About Eve Analysis

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    The iconic presence of Bette Davis as Margo Channing in “All About Eve” is a clear example of Sontag’s vision of “camp” as that which is focused on style, glamor and extravagance. Not only was Bette Davis a great stylist ‘of temperament and mannerism’, her exaggerated gestures and larger-than-life individual style made her artistically “camp” (Sontag, 56). It is important to note, however, that Bette Davis was a true “camp” icon because she was ‘not intending to be campy’ (Sontag, 58). In fact, it

  • Progressive Historical Narrative

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    graduate, but it put me under so much pressure I couldn’t take it anymore. I also felt like the profession I was prepared for would have no meaning to me in my later life. With that thought in my head I walked into the cafe where I met my friend Chandler Owen. We had to talk about business. Since we both didn’t go to college anymore, we also talked about our daily life and how we prevent oneself from running out of money. We both knew how hard it was to get a job with a good wage. Especially when

  • Film Symbolism In Candyman

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    The movie Candyman, is a mystery thriller film that was released back in 1992, which was directed by Bernard Rose. Set in Chicago, it tells the tale of a University graduate student (Helen Lyle) who, while investigating urban legends, stumbles across the legend of the Candyman who is a terrifying murderous supernatural being with a hook for a hand. (Candyman (1992) - IMDb. 2015.). The opening shot of the film demonstrates a flying shot of an occupied city, which pans after a street while cars

  • Characterization And Symbolism In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    In Raymond Carvers, short story titled “Cathedral” is about a story of a man (narrator) journey of enlightenment to gain true sight. Through, the creative use of characterization and symbolism Carver is able to bring forth issues regarding materialism. Examples of characterization include, Robert (blind-man) who has the ability to see beyond his physical blindness as well as the narrator who isn’t physically blind but lacks true sight and his wife who has obtained true sight. In the begging of the

  • The Blind Man In Ralph Ellison's Cathedral

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    An old friend of the narrator "Robert,'' is the blind man in the story. When the sighted man tries to explain what a cathedral is like to the blind man, his words fail. One man relies on vision to communicate, the other does not. It was like they spoke different languages. At the end of the story when the narrator says "My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. But I didn't feel like I was inside anything"? he means that he could somewhat see what the blind man felt like. Although he was at home

  • Personal Transformation In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    In the story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator was going through a major personal transformation. At the beginning of the story, the narrator has a negative personality. He lacks compassion and is jealous of his wife’s relationship with Robert, the blind man. Until the end of the story, Robert had changed the narrator’s mind about his detached emotionally from others. The narrator’s wife, from the beginning of the story, was telling him about the visiting of a blind man, whose she used