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The Development of the Detective Genre in the 19th Century
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The blatantly macabre stories such as “The Murders n the Morgue”, “The Mystery of Marie Roget” and “The Purloined Letter”, define the very life and contributions of Edgar Allan Poe through his literary works. Poe presents himself as a pioneer of the genre of writing… ment as established by Poe in his writings among other condescending writers, the revolution…
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Contribution of Edgar Allen Poe to Detective Fiction
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Human nature is the combination of good and evil. When we resort to evil to appease our instincts and do such things as are prohibited by our society, we become trapped into the web of evil that tempts us to commit some crimes.… Human nature is the combination of good and evil. When we resort to evil to appease our instincts and do such things as are…
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The artistic value of Red Harvest
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The artistic value of an object on art or of a non-art object is that which appeals to the sense of beauty and meaning that lies beyond the immediately apparent construction of the object (Budd).… This paper aims to evaluate the artistic value attached to the novel “Red Harvest”. In literature, the artistic value lies in the language used to express the story…
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The Classical Detective Formula
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The classical detective formula entails a conventional way of defining and developing certain situations, actions relevant to these situations, the characters involved and their relationships, as well as the settings surrounding the situation.… A classical detective formula starts with a situation, consisting of unsolved crime, and heads towards the discovery…
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The Speckled Band
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, is legendary. In one of his classic escapades, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Doyle frames the brilliance of his hero in an exotic tale of mystery and intrigue by using several devices familiar to the detective genre; particularly in regard to his characters.… The Speckled Band has a unique…
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Gender and Popular Fiction
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This paper aims to demonstrate an explicit knowledge of genre conventions and how they may be adapted in order to invite critical reflection on gender and change. This objective is compelled by a necessity to use fiction as an avenue for reflection on gender and change, alongside potential modification of gender perceptions.… The word "genre" comes from the…
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Detective Fiction Narrative Voices
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Detective Fiction Narrative Voices In a detective fiction story, the action usually involves one or more individuals attempting to solve a murder or other serious crime. In some of these stories, we see an assistant act as a method by which the protagonist can explain his or her actions to the reader.… Because they include many of the attributes described by…
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Success in Raymonds Chandlers Farewell, My Lovely
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Success in Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely: A Character Analysis of Phillip Marlowe Farewell, My Lovely is a novel written in 1940 by Raymond Chandler. It is part of a detective fiction series featuring the character of Phillip Marlowe, a Private Investigator.… For this reason, the setting becomes the platform of the different characters in the novel;…
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The Theme of Politics in Detective Fiction
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People live in a society where crime and other wrong doings are part of daily living. Therefore, the consideration of politics in detective fiction is critical because it determines the nature of findings as evidenced by some literary works that reflect the contemporary societal issues such as Cussler and Scott’s work. … The Theme of Politics in Detective…
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Annotated Bibliography: The Theme of Politics in Detective Fiction
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In this article, Dey coherently investigates the power and authority of watching solely to the investigator or a detector in detective fiction. The narratives contained in the article mediate moral, political, and epistemological queries through the rationalistic and surveillance interpretations of detectives.… Annotated Bibliography: The Theme of Politics in…
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MEDIA ANALYSIS
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The structure that this essay will utilize is to first identify some of the key points of the narrative followed by the genre,… For example when the photograph of Miriam is introduced to the priest, he quickly jumps to the conclusion that Elijah is guilty of the sexual assault however upon learning more information one quickly learn that he is the least likely…
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Litteracy narritve
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Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle are some of the most popular literary works, and his characters Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are known all over the world. Like many of the readers who love Doyle’s stories on the world’s most popular detective, I like… Hence, this paper explores how my impression on reading and writing have been…
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A Raisin in the Sun Play (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry and City of Glass (1984) by Paul Auster
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In developing a convincing literature work, authors are compelled to come up with strategic styles, which heavily communicate the responses of the novel. The strategy that the applies should be unique and not easily understood by the audience. … How African Americans live across or between cultures. Considerably, the play is considered a classical work of…
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Sherlock Holmes and Detective Fiction
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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author Arthur Doyle and he is a famous and immensely successful fictional detective with many successful stories in his name. This detective story is considered to be amongst the greatest detective stories of the modern times and his abilities border great fantasies. … He is famous for his logic…
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Film and Television Genre
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This essay describes film and television Genre is the division of a particular art according to a certain criteria; genres are formed by sets of conventions. Film genres are various forms of identification types, categories, classifications, and they are groups that are recurring.… Film genre can be classified into the following.Action films.These are films…
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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
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The serial novel Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens published around the mid-nineteenth century is a satire on the bureaucracy, society and the existing class difference prevalent in Victorian England. Although not so prominent or famous as his other works, it stands out as an ironical, mature novel peppered with sardonic social observations and pungent remarks.…
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Boris Akunin, Murder on the Leviathan
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Boris Akunin: Murder on the Leviathan The writer, Grigoriy Shalvovich Chkhartishvili, who is better known under his pseudonym Boris Akunin, is one of the best loved authors of the contemporary Russian fiction. His books have been best sellers in Russia and are now being translated into other languages so that he is also achieving significant success in the international book markets.…
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The Sandy Corpse
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It was a pleasant morning as Brent Stockett and I walked down the beach. This vacation was just what I needed and Stockett, who hadn't been to this town before, decided to come along. We passed by giggling children dashing out to the waves, exhausted parents looking half-drowned trudging back up to the towels and a pouty.… are still burning, just another…
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Maltese Falcon Book
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Name Professor Course Date English Maltese Falcon (Book) The Maltese Falcon is a detective narrative by Dashiell Hammett. It is an archetypal work in the category of film noir and the hard-boiled police narrative genre. The volume induces the imagery of black as well as white movie making.… It is a narrative published in the 1930s. Brigid O’Shaugnessy appoints…
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Film and Genre
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The focal point of this paper is to examine three films (Shaft, October sky and Hero) under the genre of Action and Adventure and determine whether there is evidence of significant variation from one film to the next. It would also be determined the extent this variation indicate an evolution of style, structure or content in the genre.… This does not mean…
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Media
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It was published in Blackwood Magazine back in 1902 and took the form of a three-part anthology. The story unfolded for the reader through the narration of an Englishman called Marlow in… To emphasize this theme of darkness from the beginning, Conrad’s narration took place in the Thames tidal estuary. Marlow recounted that London in ancient times was itself a…
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Raymond Chandler's Concept of Detective
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Raymond Chandler wrote that the 'hardboiled' detective "must be.a man of honour." Consider this statement in relation to Chandler's 'The Big Sleep' and Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon'. What does it mean to be a "man of honour" in the chosen works Raymond Chandler wrote that the 'hardboiled' detective "must be.… Especially in hard-boiled fiction, where the…
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Narrative, genre, script
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The book(s) are crafted and written by J.K Rowling. The books tell us the life of Harry Potter, whose parents were killed when he was young, and his battle with Lord… In the Goblet of fire, the audience follows the life of Harry Potter in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Janice, 2013, p67). The book concentrates on the efforts the…
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Genre
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While the genre is broadly characterized simply by the inclusion of personal revelations regarding celebrity lives, there are a number of specific conventions that be noted. All of the blogs examined… In some instance, however, as in the case of the recent Lindsay Lohan court proceedings, the events surrounding Michael Jackson’s death (TMZ is even reputed as…
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Extended Definition of a Genre of Film
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This paper "Extended Definition of a Genre of Film" discusses that chose a murder film as the preferred genre. The truth is that I have been attracted to murder mysteries right from childhood and have read everything from Dorothy L. Sayers to Agatha Christie and P.D James to James Hadley Chase.… So he decided to stalk Felicity. He had found out that she had…
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