Whodunit Essays

  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Summary

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    Literary analysis of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time I think creative people are very different from others. They seem to live on a different planet, in a whole other universe. In his 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, in which he won the Whitbread book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the year, and the Commonwealth Writer`s Prize For Best First Book, the acclaimed British novelist Mark Haddon give us insights into the world told through the perspective

  • Theme Of Independence In The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time By Mark Haddon

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    One becomes independent when they are able to adjust anywhere with little to no guidance or reassurance needed. Being independent is an exceeding character trait, which transforms one’s initiation, ultimately leading them to achieve their true ambition. The constant theme of maturation and developing independence appears in the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, written by the English novelist, Mark Haddon, which follows the life of a fifteen year old boy, Christopher John

  • An Analysis Of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None

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    Imagine being in a house on an isolated island with nine strangers; slowly, one by one, the strangers around you begin to die, are you next? In the novel And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, the plot revolves around a group of strangers all accused of murder who will soon meet their death. The story is filled with suspense, a progressive mission to discover who the murderer is, and an interactive plot for readers. Christie’s style of writing is such that it breaks all the conventional rules

  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time Summary

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    Make a short summary of the novel that will remind the others of the story The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a book about a boy named Christopher. One night he finds his neighbour's dog dead, with a pitchfork in it. In my opinion this is where I instantly got interested in the book. But yea Christopher gets curious about it and gets caught standing next to the dead dog with the pitchfork inside it therefor becoming a suspected dog killer. He decides to write a book In which

  • Sherlock Holmes Baffled Film Analysis

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    Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900), directed by Arthur Marvin, is considered to be the first screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes`s character. It is a silent film which lasts only 30 seconds. Besides, it is the first officially recorded movie in the detective genre. The fact that no one else but Sherlock Holmes was the first book character who started the development of detective films is definitely very significant and symbolic: "…it is an early trick film clearly made for viewing on a mutoscope or

  • The Motive For Murder In Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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    The motive for Murder in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is an interesting story that revolves around the confession of a man, Montresor, to an unknown person. Montresor confesses how he murdered Fortunato. Like most of his works, Poe has used the first person narrative to address the readers directly. He has also addressed the theme of death. This notable subject is evident in most of his works such as “The Tale-A-Tell” and “The Black Cat.” While Montresor

  • Shelter Character Analysis

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    “Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi recited in hopes of inspiring youth. Mickey Bolitar, the main character in Shelter by Harlan Coben, becomes strongly affected by his words. Mickey takes action when no one else will, and in the end, saves the helpless. Coben’s 2011 suspense novel, Shelter, features a girl gone missing. Ashley's disappearance boggles the minds of many. Until, the crime pulls together a mismatched group of friends. United as one, the three work together through the

  • Little Niggers In Agatha Christie's A Pocket Full Of Rye

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    Introduction: Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in pie. When the pie was opened the birds began to sing. Wasn’t a dainty dish to set before the king? The king was in his counting house, counting his money, The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey, The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes, When there came a little dickey bird and nipped off her nose. (Christie 113) Nursery rhyme is the essence of Dame Agatha Christie’s

  • Let Em Play God Analysis

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    ‘Em Play God” uses point of view to create suspense in his. In “Let ‘Em Play God” the author writes “The audience knows everything from the start, the players know nothing. There is not a single detail to puzzle the audience. It is certainly not a whodunit for the simple reason that everyone out front knows who did it. No one on the screen knows except the two murderers. The fact that the audience watches actors go blithely through an atmosphere that is

  • The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction Analysis

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    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. In this age, the major theme is ‘whodunit’ or the ‘clue puzzles’ in which the reader solves the mystery of a codified game. Golden Age of Detective Fiction was preceded by an age, which began with Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s set of short mystery stories

  • Agatha Christies: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

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    In his essay “The Typology of Detective Fiction”, Todorov argues that a whodunit essentially contains two stories: “the first – the story of the crime - tells ‘what really happened’, whereas the

  • Two Days One Night Analysis

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    for a lifetime. Although ‘Two Days, One Night’ is undoubtedly on Sandra’s side, the filmmakers ensure that everyone has his or her say as to why they decide to vote the way they do. As clock ticks by, the Dardennes keep the pressure as taut as a whodunit; audiences may be staggered to discern just how much they care about Sandra’s ultimate destiny, despite her own imperfections and stoical

  • Isis Osiris Mystery Religion

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    These were myths, stories, that whoever conjured them up had to be under the authority of Satan. At any rate, the Isis-Osiris mystery begins with murder, dismemberment, and scattered body parts which remind me more of a murder she wrote mystery or a whodunit thriller. I wonder who came up with this myth. From what I have read, it is unknown. Well, Osiris’s lover, Isis is torn, and from a heart filled with bitter sorrow and anger from her lover’s demise, she goes on a mission to find her lover’s body

  • Mysterious Money Pit

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    This is a critical review of the article ‘Oak Island’s Mysterious “Money Pit” by David MacDonald in The Reader’s Digest of 1965. The review will first summarize the article. Secondly the review will critique the article by analyzing the article before finally judging the article’s accessibility and credibility. Overall the article was well written, clear and appropriate to the targeted audience. The purpose of the article is to inform people about the Oak Island mystery which has baffled people for

  • The Cemetery Girl Trilogy Analysis

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    and thrilling narratives with intriguing, fascinating characters, and personal and crisp dialogue. Nonetheless, the novels are all about the mystery of who killed Calexa and her several friends who join her in the cemetery in the latter novels. The whodunit mystery of Calexa and Lucinda’s death, coupled with the transformation of the lead character into a more rounded character are the most important elements of the novel that make for a mysterious and interesting story arc. The comic is simple enough

  • Masculinity In Dexter

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    text and also open to interpretations at cultural and social levels. Dexter has been adapted from the renowned novel series Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter falls into the genres of crime fiction and detective fiction – hard-boiled and whodunit detective genre. This paper will go in length to discuss and analyse on masculinity

  • The Crying Of Lot 49 Character Analysis

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    Just like every person has their own journey through life, every character has their own quest on which they embark and learn from. In Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, the main character, Oedipa, undertakes a quest of not only fulfilling her duties to her ex boyfriend, Pierce, but fulfilling something within herself as well. Pynchon’s application of the quest model in this book portrays Oedipa’s personal development through use of symbolism and metaphor, and also brings forth greater implications

  • Sarah J. Mason: Character Analysis

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    Sarah J. Mason is a British author from Bishop’s Stortford in England. She was born in 1949 to a former naval officer and schoolteacher Jack and Margaret Mason an ex naval officer. Growing up as a child, Mason loved Agatha Christie mysteries and asserted that her plotting was among some of the best she ever read. Before she became a professional novelist, Mason worked as office manager, temporary secretary, information officer and librarian, and library assistant. As an adult, she would move on to

  • Speckled Band Compare Contrast Essay

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    Building a house or even a skyscraper is nearly impossible without a good base. The base provides a strong so called stand for the house or skyscraper to build upon as it advances. Just as the base is important in this scenario, it can come of great use in stories but in a different form, literary devices. Meaningful authors can adequately place literary devices in their stories to enhance the theme and make it more apparent to the reader. The authors Arthur Conan, Edgar Allan Poe, and Saki use point

  • Short Story: The Dead Don T Talk

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    Chapter Two The Dead Don’t Talk Twist Tisalton, a co-sleuth at the Dead Wood Detective Agency, was waiting for Seth and me in the office (aka top-secret tree house), dressed in a checkered vest, snazzy royal-blue tie, button-down shirt, and trousers. “Dude.” Seth slammed the steel door shut. Our collection of spy DVDs fell off a shelf and landed on the floor. “Where were you last night?” “At the science fair, blasting a giant, frozen gummy bear into a million pieces.” He kicked his oversized loafers