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...parently reveals deep thought with “eyes…vacant in expression” (Poe 3 & 10) but easily takes action before revealing what those thoughts are. His purpose at the local newspaper (9) was not revealed till the afternoon of the next day. At that point, he chooses guns to enlighten the narrator while he recaps the entire setting, testimonies, and evidence they examined before exposing the hair that he found at the scene (14). The PL really never made me wonder, but the MRM caused wonder and raised questions throughout all the details. I think that wonder makes MRM a better story, even though I don’t care for the gruesomeness of it all.
Belasco, Susan, and Linck Johnson, eds. The Bedford Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 1, 2nd Ed., Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014. 1190-1203. Print.
Poe, Edgar Allen. 1841. The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Print.
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