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Examining the Timeless Mystery Novels The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Throughout the years the characters and plots of mystery novels have evolved and have been modernized. However, no matter when or where the novels are written, they all succeed in having major impacts on the unsuspecting readers. For some mystery fans, the opening of the book can awaken the butterflies in the pit of their stomachs. As the stories progress, the reader is drawn further and further into the novel until it becomes impossible to pry the book from their hands. Mystery novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens are not exceptions and are overflowing with suspenseful scenes....   [tags: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mystery of Edwi]
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Mystery Cults in Graeco-Roman Society - Mystery cults were a parallel across Greek and Roman society and were based upon many myths, including the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, myth of Dionysus and other Orphic Hymns. These mystery cults were centred around a belief that human beings have a soul and that belonging to a mystery cult can affect what will become of the soul after death. In essence, mystery cults promised initiates a better afterlife. With the terrifying myths associated with the realm of Hades and it’s divisions, citizens of ancient Greece had a great desire to better their afterlife and avoid going to Tartarus; the most horrifying level of the underworld....   [tags: mystery cults, orpheus, graeco roman]
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Mystery Cases Solved by Famous Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detective. The books are written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There are four long stories and 56 short stories. ‘A Study in Scarlet’ is the first Sherlock Holmes story. Sherlock Holmes makes his first his appearance in this book and uses his skills to solve murder case. This book is first published in 1887. A Study in Scarlet is a long story book. The mystery presents in this book is a murder mystery and the murder occurs in an empty house. A victim is a well-dressed gentleman....   [tags: detective, mystery, investigation]
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No One's a Mystery, by Elizabeth Tallent - In, "No One's a Mystery," by Elizabeth Tallent, a very naive eighteen-year old girl, who remains unnamed, neglects to realize the truth that is so plainly laid out before her. She is riding with Jack, and older married man with whom she has been having sex with for the past two years, and fiddling with the birthday present she received from him; a five year diary. A Cadillac that looks like his wife's is coming toward them, so he shoves her onto the floorboard of his filthy truck. Jack and his wife exchange subtle gestures as they pass, and the young girl is then given permission to get back onto the seat....   [tags: No One's a Mystery] 395 words
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Stephen Crane's A Mystery of Heroism - Stephen Crane's A Mystery of Heroism Stephen Crane, an avant-garde writer of his time, forced his readers to look beyond his written words for a more underlined, meaningful moral in most of his stories. Crane follows a strict pattern in most of his work. His subject matter usually deals with the physical, emotional, and intellectual responses of ordinary people confronted by extraordinary, extreme experiences. Fairly common themes are presented in his writing, including fallen humanity and harsh realities; yet all seem to overlap in the category of heroism....   [tags: Stephen Crane Mystery Heroism Essays] 1314 words
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Shore Road Mystery By Franklin W. Dixon - Shore Road Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon The Hardy boys, Frank and Joe, were driving down Shore Road and they heard a report about a stolen car. Frank and Joe raced towards the scene and saw the stolen car. Suddenly, a big red produce truck came right into the middle of the road. The boys had to slam on their brakes. They crashed into a fence and were dazed but not hurt The driver came out of the truck and said he was sorry. Frank thought something was fishy about the guy. They both went home and tried not to let their mother see all their cuts and bruises....   [tags: Dixon Shore Road Mystery] 1091 words
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Examination of Women's Friendships through an Analysis of Katherine Philips' Friendship's Mystery - Examination of Women's Friendships through an Analysis of Katherine Philips' Friendship's Mystery: To My Dearest Lucasia When readers reflect on the poetry of the seventeenth century, poets such as John Donne and the Metaphysicals, Jonson and the Cavaliers, and John Milton often come to mind. The poetry crosses over various boundaries of Neoplatonic, Ovidian, and Petrarchan forms, for example, often with many references to women filling the lines. Described as helpless creatures, seventeenth century women were often shut out from all possibilities of power, and they were generalized into four categories: virgins, women to be married, married, and widowed....   [tags: Philips Friendship's Mystery Essays]
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The Mystery of Tupac Shakur - Who really killed Tupac Shakur is one of the most intriguing questions of our generation. The conspiracy theories are endless as well as outlandishly speculative. Many factors contribute to answering this seemingly unanswerable question. Rivalries, money, and fame all play key factors in determining what happened to one of the most famous rappers of all time. Rivalry and tension among his many enemies were the driving causes of Shakur’s death. Even those whom he once called friends may have turned on him as a result of jealousy or revenge....   [tags: Unsloved Mystery, Rapper, Murder, Biggie Smalls]
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The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner Benny - He is one of the Alden children. He is six years old.. Jessie - She is one of the Alden children. She is twelve years old. Henry - He is one of the Alden children. He is 14 years old. Violet –She is one of the Alden children. She is ten years old. Grandfather Alden – He is the grandfather of the Alden children. They live with him. Jason Peters – He is a trainer at the Greenfield Guide Dog School. Mrs. Carter – She is the owner of the Greenfield Guide Dog School....   [tags: Gertrude Chandler Warner Guide God Mystery] 1483 words
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The Elevated Figure in the Attic - The door to the attic creaked open in front of me. In the secluded obscurity of the attic I felt something rustle. As I walked deeper into the on-going darkness a malodorous smell invaded my nostrils. After minutes of utter silence-something began to awake. Suddenly everything had become more sinister and colder. As I glanced down I saw the moth-eaten rugs along with spiders crawling all over the floor. This place had perceptibly not been maintained as it had: dust powdering every single surface, cobwebs along with towering piles of newspapers....   [tags: mystery,] 698 words
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The Mystery - The Mystery “Ring . . . Ring” screamed the phone. “Damn who could that be . . . its almost seven a.m. on a Saturday . . . . hold on Allison it will only take a minute . . . Hello?” detective Pat said. “ Hey sorry Sergeant McGurn but we need you to come down to the station as soon as possible . . . there's more trouble over at Gibbons. Meet me there.” “Hey sugar I have to go down to Gibbons there's more trouble, do you need a ride someplace?” said the exasperated homicide detective. “It's always something with you Pat ....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 2085 words
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The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the devils triangle, is an imaginary triangle that is to many a myth to others a huge mystery. From facts of methane gas bubbles to theories of AUTEC base, the huge mystery changes to a fact or fiction story. The Bermuda Triangle has been one of the most researched places on the planet; many people, including myself, want to know the truth behind the mystery. The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most mysterious places on Earth; however there are many theories behind this mystery, some including the government....   [tags: underwater wonder]
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Answering the Question in the Murder Mystery - A murder mystery is a type of closed text or resolved suspense that follows a structure. The characters are following a plot structure, the evidence is following a reveal structure, and that will lead to a resolution. “In closed texts, the murder is found, the mystery resolved, the ghost exposed as a mechanical illusion, or the lovers are able to consummate their love” (Bennett 197). Almost all murder mysteries are considered closed texts because of the structure that the texts tend to follow....   [tags: Literature]
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The Appeal of the Mystery Genre - ... When first reading Poe's story, I would have never guessed that an orangutang committed the murder and I am sure many other readers felt the same way, which draws us into the story. Further, Stockwell's concept of cognitive deixis also plays an important role in keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. Their are five types of cognitive deixis: perceptual, temporal, relational, textual, and compositional and as Stockwell describes, “it is important to state that even single words, expressions, and sentences can display all these facets of deixis” (21)....   [tags: unforseen, deixis, detective] 1848 words
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The Mystery of the Tikal Hieroglyphs - Have you ever had trouble reading someone’s handwriting. Occasionally someone’s handwriting is illegible and requires the reader to figure out what word the writer intended to write. This is the same obstacle discovers found themselves facing when they began to interpret Tikal hieroglyphs. Temples of the Tikal’s Maya people contained many pictures and symbols that archaeologist hoped to translate and unlock the puzzling history of the Maya. Although discoverers believed they had solved the mystery of the Maya once the hieroglyphs were analyzed, many questions remain unanswered....   [tags: Mayan, hieroglyphics, archeology, ]
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The Mystery of Evil Found in Job - ... As an agnostic, Ehrman represents the agnostic perspective. To address the mystery of evil, it is important to address this viewpoint as agnosticism does not effectively handle the question of the mystery of evil. There is an understandably stout yearning in almost all humans, despite their beliefs, to hope that pain and misery has definitive purpose, especially a purpose that makes sense in the context of our own existence. The desire to place suffering with purpose has repeatedly lead cultures to seek out and worship gods (or the God) in return for safekeeping in times of calamity....   [tags: god, creator, evil, gives, takes] 1455 words
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Why are UFOs Still a Mystery? - Unidentified Flying Objects, UFOs have always been shrouded in mystery. In spite of the numerous sightings of flying saucers and alien beings reported worldwide, the existence of UFOs has never been confirmed. Debates of all kinds exist until now, and all arguments, either in favor or against the existence of UFOs, will continue to perplex the public. There are many possible explanations as to why UFOs are still a mystery, some of which are discussed here....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Mystery and Detective Genre Elements - The various elements in the stories “Man of the crowd” by Edgar Allan Poe and “In a Gove” by Akutagawa Ryunosuke place them within the mystery and/or detective fiction genres. The usual mystery or detective stories use suspense and tension to build up to the resolution of the puzzle that is present within the plot (Turco 58). Detective stories typically involves “following a detective through the solution of a crime” (Baker, Frye and Perkins, 140). The “Man of the crowd” and “In a Grove” does not have suspense or tension....   [tags: Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Edgar Allan Poe]
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The Mystery of the Ourang Medan - Salyer 2 The Ourang Medan In 1948 a Dutch Freighter was found in the straits of Malacca. All of the crew was mysteriously found dead. When an American freighter tried to tow the ship ashore the Ourang Medan mysteriously exploded. There are many theories about why this happened but nobody knows for sure. Was it a flaw in the ship. Was it caused by something paranormal. Perhaps it was UFO’s or the government. Nobody will ever know what happened to the crew of the Ourang Medan. Some parts are bad but could be explained....   [tags: Crew Death, Shipwreck, Theories]
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The Central Mystery of Chritmas: The Incarnation - The Christmas holiday cannot properly be understood or recognized without an understanding of what holds true to its central mystery: The Incarnation. This Christian doctrine is important to Christianity because without the knowledge of both who Jesus Christ is and, why we need Jesus Christ, there cannot be a complete understanding of the gospel or means to salvation. Portrayed in the first gospel is evidence of the importance of knowing who Jesus Christ is. Based on one simple question that Jesus asks his disciples, in Matthew 16:13, "Who do men say that I, the Son of God, am," a Christian from a non- Christian and a heretic from a non-heretic can be distinguished....   [tags: Christian doctrine]
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Social Scandals in the Mystery Genre - In the mystery genre one can agree that for a mystery to function as it does, it must have elements like a case that must be solved, a detective or someone who is playing as the detective, and, in most cases, murder. But in the short story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a social scandal is a part of the theme, which is also seen in “Witness for the Prosecution,” by Agatha Christie and “Amber Gate,” by Walter Mosley. Just as a murder or a crime disrupts an aspect of society, a social scandal functions the same way....   [tags: Story Examples, Theme]
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The Mystery of the JFK Assassination -   The Mystery of the JFK assassination The assassination of JFK affected the lives of many that were alive during his presidency and forever impacted history. His assassination is shrouded in mystery, and to this day no one knows exactly what happened. He was the youngest elected president, and the youngest president to die in office (The White House) JFK was a civil rights activist, because this was well known he had made enemies with many southerners in that time period. Despite these enemies JFK had made clear he wanted to campaign in Florida and Texas, as he knew that not winning those states could flip the tables on him....   [tags: president, conspiracy, security]
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The Mystery of the JFK Assassination - ... Lee Harvey Oswald is the man that has been most proven to be the assassin of President Kennedy. Oswald’s purchase history showed he had bought a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, but there was no proof that he had used that rifle to kill Kennedy. He joined the marines, but defected to the Soviet Union in ’57 and later he came back to the United States in ’59 with a Russian wife and communist sympathies. "… on Saturday November 23 the FBI announced that the rough fingerprints they found on the Mannlicher-Carcano were 'insufficient for the purposes of… identification… [and] were of no value.' On November 29, however, the FBI announced that it had found a palm print on the rifle." (Kallen, 52)....   [tags: presidency, history, young, theory]
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Solving the Mystery of "Wuthering Heights" - 1.In attempting to solve the mystery embedded in the story line of Emile Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, one feels compelled to make interpretations rendered hermeneutically blind with regards to the account of the story comprising the text. While reading Wuthering Heights, the reader perceives ellipses or gaps in the narrative of the novel. The reader must still, however, frame a reading of the novel, which lacks a narrative centre. These prolonged moments of indeterminacy allow the reader to respond by concretizing an imaginary account of what has been left untransmitted....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 939 words
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AIDS: The Mystery Behind the Curtain - Human beings will always obtain viruses that try to attack their immune system, but no other virus is as deadly at doing so as the AIDS virus. AIDS is derived from its earlier version known as HIV, once a healthy body acquires HIV it is prone to advancing towards the more deadly version of the virus, AIDS. Viruses are one of the key divisions of minuscule agents which trigger transferable disease. To be put into simple terms, viruses are organisms which contain an inherited operator that permits them to take control of the regular performance of the cells they infect....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Great Mystery of the Pyramids - The Great pyramids of Egypt are undoubtedly one of the most recognized and admired landmarks in the world. Built to pay tribute to gods and pharaohs, the pyramids were of great importance to the Egyptians, and the mystery of their construction continues to amaze us today. Many theories pertaining to how the pyramids were built have been suggested, however, none are as well supported or intelligible as the heave-ho method of quarrying and cutting limestone. Joseph Davidovits’ theory disproving this, in which states the pyramids were moulded, is not plausible....   [tags: History, Building and Construction] 1812 words
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The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - Planes, ships, and people seem to vanish into thin air without a trace. They leave behind no wreckage, no oil slicks, and no clues. But what is to blame. With thousands of miles of unexplored ocean floor, the odd and deadly accidents in and around the Bermuda Triangle may never be truly explained. The Bermuda Triangle is a mystery to mankind because of its inexplicable incidents of mysterious disappearances, its never ending list of possible theories, and its few survivors who have lived to tell the tale....   [tags: unexplained disappearances in the Atlantic Ocean]
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Trifles and Symbolism Solve the Mystery - Trifles and symbolism solve the mystery Many define drama to be a literary work that is to be performed in front of an audience. But to truly define drama one must comply with its themes in order to understand it fully. Drama is a form of art that is visually presented. It displays key characteristics of human emotions to give deeper meaning to what is being presented. Sometimes drama brings out what a person is truly feeling through a tragedy play or a play portraying good fortune. Drama plays are sometimes taken out of real life instances to extend the controversy of the event or elevate the excitement of the situation....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, play analysis]
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The Roseto Mystery and Outliers - The ideas presented in Outliers are surprisingly aligned with my own. It makes sense to me that a person’s success isn’t all about ability and his or her individual merit. In the past I have reflected upon my successes to find that I was not alone while achieving them. I have been given tremendous opportunities in life. I have always challenged my own definitions, and I like the spin Malcolm Gladwell puts on his. “The Roseto Mystery” makes me want to go knock on my neighbor’s doors. I am not saying that I have the courage to do so, but I certainly would like to....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 448 words
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The Heart of Hamlet’s Mystery - Even the most responsible people allow the aura of emptiness affect their decisions. Shakespeare expands this idea throughout the play of “Hamlet”. Many people believe that the depression that follows from emptiness does not change any individual’s choices, but even the hero Hamlet a “Prince to continue his strange behavior…because he himself has committed murder” falls victim to the dangers of loss (Werder). Karl Werder writes “The Heart of Hamlet’s Mystery” in order to further explain why losing a relationship with something important can change the decisions of an individual....   [tags: claudius, ophelia]
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Jay Gatsby: The Mystery - Jay Gatsby, aka James Gatz is the subject of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Through the course of the novel, this enigmatic and powerful character, defined by his preceding reputation is gradually deconstructed and revealed to be a lovesick man, a hopeless romantic. Understanding this statement affirms the actions taken by Gatsby in the course of the story. Unfortunately his actions also lead to the demise of dream and one himself. In the larger spectrum Gatsby is seen as the archetypical self-made man under the microscope, scrutinized by a prod to unveil what’s beneath the layers of gold and green....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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The Mystery of Sleep - The Mystery of Sleep ~ Rest for the body, Activity for the brain ~ Everyone sleeps. While humans sleep, they do not procreate, protect, or nurture their young, gather food, earn money, write papers, etc. Surely, at least once, most people have wondered why they sleep in spite of these disadvantages. According to Greier (48), it is hard for scientists to answer the seemingly simple question of what, exactly, sleep is good for. Sleep occupies one-third of humans' lives, which seems like a waste of precious time; however, no one can survive without sleep....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Mystery of Style - The Mystery of Style Introduction: There has been a fight in a bar and a person was killed. Through the investigation the detective is bringing forth testimonies that give clues to who the people are (what they do). It is the up to the audience to guess what Jill, Tony and Robert do. Characters: Detective Joe Jill Tony Robert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A bar set back, stage left. Three or four tables set in various places on stage. Lighting is dim....   [tags: Plays Mysteries Essays] 1399 words
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Olympian and Mystery Religions in Ancient Greece - The Olympian Religion of Ancient Greece was a religion that was based on fear, whereas the many mystery religions of Ancient Greece were based primarily on hope. The Olympian Religion was based on fear due to the instability and unpredictability of the gods and goddesses; it was believed that they could change their minds whenever they pleased. This left mortals scared and willing to do anything to avoid the wrath of the gods and goddesses. However, the mystery religions were based on hope and community, offering a sense of belonging due to their classless nature....   [tags: polytheism, history]
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The World of Mystery and Crime: Agatha Christie - Writing styles and writing works vary among different authors. Many authors allow their own lives to influence their work. Many are known for different genres and have become famous in certain kinds of writing. For example, William Shakespeare is well known for his tragic plays and one of the best writers in history. However, this essay will travel into the world of mystery and crime. Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel of all time (Brown). Around the world, Agatha Christie was named the "Queen of Crime." She has been known as the most read mystery author of all time and has sold over 2 billion copies of her novels (Aronson)....   [tags: whodunit novels] 654 words
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Attempting to Clarify the Mystery of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are hard concepts to grasp. They are not only a mystery to those who do not suffer from their pain, but also to those who have lived with them for many years. These disorders have affected countless amounts of young women throughout the world and they continue to ruins lives, ruin families, and ruin souls everywhere. Many bystanders to these diseases wonder this: “What in this world is preposterous enough to tear women apart so completely that they feel like turning to eating disorders is their only way to escape?” Every single day, we are unknowingly exposed to one of the main causes of eating disorders....   [tags: media, habits, pressure] 631 words
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Suspense Makes a Great Mystery Novel - Suspense is one of the deciding factors of what makes a good mystery novel. The anxiety and uncertainty of not knowing what will come next is a thrill for readers and makes it hard to put the book down until the end. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loved putting suspense into his stories, especially in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through descriptions, and “The Sign of The Four” through cliff hangers. Then showing a similarity between both books through the suspense of dialogue. “The Sign of The Four” is a thrill riding book that has suspense hidden everywhere, especially through the cliff hangers at the end of the chapters....   [tags: cliff-hangers, descriptions, dialogue]
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Hydrothermal Vents: A Precious Ocean Mystery - You see a world like no other. Life is abundant and it is all around you. There are strange creatures living in conditions that are extremely deadly. Before 1997 this world existed unknown, lurking in the dark. The only way for you to see this world is to be in a specialized submarine, otherwise you would die from heat, pressure, and extreme levels of toxins. And yet, in the hostile conditions life not only exists, it thrives. That world is here on Earth and it is like no other. The strange world described above was the deep ocean....   [tags: Hydrothermal Vents, Ocean, Earth]
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Essay On Mystery - Essay on Mystery The classic mystery story contains many key parts, and some of these are present in my novel, while some are not. I think the major and most important similarity between mine and that of a classic is the fact that they both deal with murder. Homicide. Assassinations. The ole' bump-off. Killing. Manslaughter. Anyway you look at it, both my novel and most novels from the Hounds of Baskerville to Murder on the Orient Express. My novel deals with this murder in a more dramatic sense, as a publicly loved figure and a heavily celebrated actress who has won many Oscars for her wonderful performances....   [tags: essays research papers] 660 words
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Mystery and Suspense in Heart of Darkness - Mystery and Suspense in Heart of Darkness It seems like everywhere there is something in life that seems to be left behind. In the books I read about mystery or suspense, this always seems to be the case in such. The Heart of Darkness draws me into such depths of suspense and unknown that seem to associate with my life. This whole book is full of mysteries. Marlow has a heart that is full of mystery when he is stuck in Africa, and looking for a man named Kurtz. Marlow is waiting, he learns about where the place is at, what could be coming ahead....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 549 words
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Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Writing - Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Writing Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. Most of his books were written in the mid-eighteen hundreds and some of them include Great Expectations, Hard Times, and Little Dorrit. The three I will be referring to are Oliver Twist, The Signalman and A Christmas Carol. Back in Dickens' time there was a lack of education, a huge wealth divide between the rich and the poor, and the environment was unpleasant compared to todays. Dickens' creates mystery and suspense in his books through techniques of writing language, the background, the characters, and the weather....   [tags: Papers] 884 words
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Suspense and Mystery in The Call and The Signalman - Explore the way in which Westall and Dickens create suspense and mystery in the two ghost stories, The Call and The Signalman. The two ghost stories "The Call" written by Robert Westall and "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens, both create suspense and mystery to engage the reader's attention. "The Call" is narrated by a person who did not experience the events of the story but heard it from other people, and he also knew the characters. In contrast "The Signalman" is narrated by one of the characters in the story, and is therefore in first person....   [tags: English Literature] 1520 words
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The Mystery Genre of Hound of the Baskervilles - The Mystery Genre of Hound of the Baskervilles 'The Hound of the Baskervilles,' written by Arthur Conan Doyle, is based on a mysterious genre, it was published in 1902. In his book Arthur Conan Doyle has created imagery for his readers to gain a better understanding of the story. The character in his book became very popular in them days and are still known of today, such as Detective Sherlock Holmes. The way Arthur's deceptive writing and the use of language he used in this story creates the setting of suspense and tension....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke - The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke It was the age of discovery that first provoked intrigue and curiosity of new lands, particularly the Americas, and how the Europeans could expand to fit their society within the borders of this unknown and unexplored land. By the 1580s, more had been learned about the Americas, but any colonization until this point had not even been attempted. And so it was the English, under Queen Elizabeth I's rule, that were issued to establish a colony along the east coast of North America....   [tags: American America History] 2870 words
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The Mystery of the Cause of Autism - Today in America autism is still a mystery to the medical profession. They have discovered the symptoms and how to curve some of the autistic behaviors, but did not discover what causes autism. Cowley defines autism: It is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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The Conquest of Greece by the Roman Empire and the Success of Mystery Religions - ... 131-132). This is especially true to the mystery religion of Isis. Isis was believed to hold “... the keys of the Underworld and the guarantee of salvation were in the hands of [Isis].” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Moreover, she had “... the power to prolong [one’s] life beyond the bounds fixed for [one] by [one’s] Fate.” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Her divine blessings and protection, therefore, appealed to the military officials, especially frontiers soldiers. Rome’s conquests on the eastern Mediterranean also contributed to the spread of mystery religions in the Roman world....   [tags: military power, culture and traditions] 774 words
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Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium - Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium Billions of years ago, the universe was nothing but an infinitesimally small particle. Then, in less time than the blink of an eye, the universe expanded and increased in size by a factor of 1050. Expansion eventually began to slow down, allowing galaxies, star clusters, and so on, to form. Theoretically, expansion should still be slowing down; but to the contrary, expansion is in fact accelerating (10). Some scientists theorize that an unknown force, called Dark Energy, may be the cause of this accelerated expansion, while others disagree....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe - The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe What was the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe. Why was he so special. He was special because he helped change poetry by giving it different focuses. Through looking at Edgar Allan Poe's life, we will understand what motivated him to write what he did, what the meaning was behind these works, and how this changed poetry. Before Edgar Allan Poe, the common belief was that poetry should be about Truth, and that it should impart some morals. Poe disagreed, and strongly felt that poetry was not at all about passing along the Truth....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe Essays Biography Poet]
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The Mystery of What is Normal - The Mystery of What is “Normal” In order to think about whether someone’s family is “normal” or not, you would have to consider many factors.“Normal” in what sense of the word?What aspect of the family are we considering the normality?Are we talking about the family’s culture, quality of living, habits, the way that the present themselves, or are we just comparing them to the people next door?Are we talking about the normality of the family at face value or are we asking about the normality of that family which only members of that family have experienced?There are so many definitions of the word “normal.”Finding a definition of the word “normal” depends on the person’s definition of what...   [tags: Normality Family Essays] 1439 words
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The Mystery of Human Origin - The Mystery of Human Origin The mystery of human origin is an often-debated topic. It is an issue that can never be proven, something as vague as the existence of God, the proof of a human soul, or even as evasive as the human psyche itself. The debate itself is divided between two main camps: the Evolutionists, who concur with Darwin's theory of evolution, survival of the fittest, and natural selection. They believe that mankind evolved from earlier versions of hominids, which in turn evolved from earlier primates....   [tags: Papers] 522 words
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The Life, the Death, the Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe - In the world of writing, Edgar Allan Poe has been remembered by many historians to be one of the first American writers to have a lasting impact on world literature. He was remembered by the French Symbolists at the time as a “Literary Precursor”, and is known for his dark and mysterious poems. However, one of the great mysteries that still lies within Edgar Allan Poe's life is his death, as nobody knows how he really died. Struggling through lifelong depression, Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849, but prior to his passing, laid the groundwork for a new genre of writing (“Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore”; “Edgar Allan Poe”)....   [tags: biography, depression, alcoholism]
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Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery - Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery “The original question, ‘Can machines think?’ I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted…. The popular view that scientists proceed inexorably from well-established fact to well-established fact, never being influenced by any improved conjecture, is quite mistaken....   [tags: Alan Turning Enigma Biography Papers]
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Suspense and Mystery in 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Red Room' - In this essay, I am going to compare ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W Jacobs with ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells. I am going to examine how both the writers create suspense and mystery in the stories. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is basically about a paw which can be used to grant wishes for its owner. In humour, the White family make their first wish without considering what had happened to the people before them, also they are ignoring that the consequences will be disastrous. ‘The Red Room’ is about a man determined to prove that there are no ghosts in Lorraine Castle....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1532 words
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Parkinson's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery - Parkinson's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery Parkinson's disease, which affects over one million Americans, results in the progressive loss of coordination, unstable posture, and tremor (1). In 1817, James Parkinson, after whom the disease was named, was the first to document cases of what he called "the shaking palsy" and in doing so, began the scientific crusade to determine the causes and manifestation of the disease (2). The challenge before neuroscientists was to determine the link between Parkinson's behavior and alterations of the nervous system....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Continuing Mystery of SIDS - The Continuing Mystery of SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome ( SIDS) is the greatest cause of infant deaths ranging from ages one month to one year. Most of these deaths occur before the age of six months. Normally, any unexplainable infant death is considered to be due to SIDS. Numerous attempts have been made to discover the exact cause of this syndrome. However,the only known pathology is that SIDS is due to a dysfunction or abnormality in the cardiac and/or respiratory systems. To this point, an exact and definite cause has not been named....   [tags: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome]
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The Mystery of Miss Emily in A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner - ... They had attempted before to satisfy their curiosity by asking those that worked for Miss Emily. This is seen when the narrator reveals that “...we had long since given up trying to get any information from the Negro” (Faulkner 36). This shows how the people would at one point try to pry to get information as to what was happening in regards to Miss Emily. The curious tone continues rather quietly through the story until it reaches the climax towards the end when they finally enter the home....   [tags: lifestyle, death, narrator] 1352 words
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Sexuality and Surprises in 8 Femmes, a Film by François Ozon - In the French film 8 Femmes, François Ozon, the director, guides a play from the 1950’s that focuses on a lively family that have deep secrets that all intertwine. In this musical mystery, comedy film, a murder has happened and each woman has their own motives for wanting to kill the man in the home. Yet, Ozon’s storyline is not the main focus of the film. The film follows each of the women which show the themes of betrayal, secrets, and most importantly sexuality. Sexuality is a main theme in many of François Ozon films that he directs....   [tags: Cinema, Mystery]
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What Happens in Your Brain while You Sleep? - ... Also the house being on fire represents burning down something that caused me pain. (“DreamMoods,” 2014). Right before I started having the dream repeatedly I went through a traumatic experience. A friend of my dad’s snuck into my room and ran his fingers up and down my leg late into the night. My dad was outside and his friend had came inside to get something out of the fridge and use the restroom. After he was gone longer than my dad felt necessary my dad came inside, that is when my dad found him....   [tags: the mystery of dreams]
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Avalon: Isle of Mystery - Avalon: Isle of Mystery The island of Avalon has been shrouded in mystery throughout the history of the Arthurian legend. Named Ynyswytryn, meaning "the glassy isle", it was famous as the Celtic paradise "The Happy Island of the Blest" (Webb 11). In the earliest religion it was believed that the souls of the dead were borne westward to "…an Island in the Western Sea, to the abode of Glast and Avallac….Thus in later times was Arthur to be borne to the 'Island Valley of Avillion' " (Webb 11). The island supposedly held a mystic cauldron of Regeneration into which dead are dipped to spring out into a new life (Webb 12)....   [tags: Island Avalon Essays]
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Alzheimers The Unsolved Mystery - Alzheimer's: The Unsolved Mystery Absentmindedness, with questions having to be repeated, trouble following conversations, or remembering people's names, sound familiar. These are classic early stage symptoms of Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia in which parts of the brain stop working, causing memory loss, and instability in judgement, reasoning and emotions. Dementia, such as Alzheimer's is usually more frequent in elderly people. Approximately 15 percent of people who are over 65 will develop some form of dementia; by the age of 85 that percentage increases by at least 35 percent....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Aurora- Light of Mystery - Aurora- Light of Mystery Text Box: This shuttle image shows the characteristic oval shape of the aurora.i What is aurora. Auroras, or polar lights, are the luminous phenomenon of the upper atmosphere occurs in high latitudes of both hemispheres. Auroras in the northern hemisphere are called aurora borealis and those in the south hemisphere are called aurora australis. Aurora (Latin for 'dawn') is beautiful and amazing lights which are visible in the dark sky in the poles....   [tags: Papers] 3844 words
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Stonehenge Unearthing a Mystery - Stonehenge Unearthing a Mystery Stonehenge maybe, in many peoples' minds, the most mysterious place in the world. This set of concentric rings and horseshoe shapes on the empty Salisbury Plain, is, at the age of 4,000 years, one of the oldest, and certainly best preserved, megalithic (that means large, often ancient, stone) structures on Earth. It is a fantastic construction with many of the larger stones involved weighing 25 tons and quarried from a location 18 miles away. The rings and horseshoes of Sarsen (a type of sandstone) also carry massive lintels connecting them so that when they were all in place there was a ring of stone in the sky as well as on the ground....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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Mystery Cults - Mystery Cults Mystery cults greatly influenced the development of Pythagoreanism as Pythagoreans adopted many of their traditions, behaviors and beliefs. Pythagoras, the founder of the Pythagoreans, established a school in which he developed and taught these adopted cultural behaviors and beliefs. "The nature of daily living in the school, both its moral and its intellectual disciplines, can perhaps best be understood as an intellectualized development from earlier mystery cults such as the Eleusinian" (Wheelwright 201)....   [tags: Papers] 2592 words
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The Genre of Mystery in The Signalman and the Monkeys Paw - How do dickens and jacobs use the genre of mystery in the signalman and the monkeys paw. To answer the question, I believe that the authors of The Signalman and The Monkey's Paw use the genres of mystery very well. I am going to explain why I think that in the following essay. The first idea that I am going to look at is the role of fate. We see this take place in both stories, but in slightly different ways. In The Monkey's Paw, we see fate take on a large role, as the story is about a monkey's paw that has been invested with a lot of evil power because "an old fakir" wanted to teach people not to interfere with fate and its course....   [tags: English Literature] 532 words
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The Use of Mystery in Two 'Dubliners' Stories - James Joyce once compared his method of writing with the religious ceremony of the Eucharist: 'Don't you think there is a certain resemblance between the mystery of the Mass and what I am trying to do. I mean that I am trying ... to give people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of everyday life into something that has a permanent artistic life of its own...for their mental, moral, and spiritual uplift.' (1) In fact, Joyce's efforts to illuminate some of the inscrutable mysteries of life by isolating apparently commonplace incidents or objects and investing them with transcendent importance characterize all of the stories in Dubliners....   [tags: European Literature] 1190 words
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The Mystery of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Mystery of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Among many nuances present in the novel, The Scarlet Letter, is the mystery of Pearl. This mystery is never actually in the real person of Pearl, but in the child she appears to be. At times, the townspeople and even Pearl’s mother, herself, call Pearl the demon-child, a fiend, and a torturer. Hester feels Pearl’s purpose on earth is to torture her but at the same time to be her joy. In reality, Pearl is a normal child, except for the fact that she is somewhat sealed off from the rest of the world....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Essays] 949 words
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Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Mystery of Third Murderer - Macbeth: The Mystery of Third Murderer Shakespeare's play Macbeth incorporates many elements of mystery. In particular, the mystery surrounding the identity of the Third Murderer in (III, iii, 79), which oddly enough has thirty-three lines in it, is a topic of debate in many conversations about Macbeth. The focus of this paper is on the identity of the Third Murderer and the facts and restrictions on the people suspected. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Ross, and the Weird Sisters all have surfaced as the most prominent choices for the true identity of the anonymous Third Murderer....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 1147 words
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens - “It has often been remarked that woman have a curious power of divining the characters of men”(75). This quotation from The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens reflects the opposite of what a typical Dickensian society is supposedly based upon. In this standard society, the plot would be based around the life of a dominant male. Although the title reflects a male name, the movement in the novel is directly related to the exploits of a particular character, Rosa Bud. Fondly called Rosebud by her peers, she is the apple of every man’s eye and the envy of every woman’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 1612 words
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Special Interest Tourism - Part B 2.0 – The Chosen SIT Business Mystery Shopping over the years has evolved from observing tribes and understanding their norms to concealed participant observations in a public setting by using checklists and codes to measure specific information about the service being provided (Wilson 2001, p.725). “Unlike customer-satisfaction surveys, the mystery shopping approach is used to measure the process rather tan the outcomes of a service encounter” (Wilson 2001, p.725). According to Brigit Trauer (2006), Special Interest Tourism has become more popular because of how people want to experience something out of the ordinary....   [tags: mystery shopping]
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Stephen Crane’s Portrayal of War in "A Mystery of Heroism”"and "War is Kind" - In “A Mystery of Heroism” and “War is Kind” a short story and poem, respectively, by Stephen Crane, Crane highlights and emphasizes the aspects of war such as heroism and the irony of war. Both works take place during the Civil War and both depict scenes of battle from the war. In “A Mystery of Heroism,” Fred Collins, a soldier who is thirsty, goes to the well in the midst of battle to get water. On his way back, he sees a dying man who’s last wish is a drink of water. Collins grants this wish, yet the water is spilled once he arrives back at camp; he is never able to get a drink for himself....   [tags: Irony, Horrendous]
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