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  • Diffferences in Detective Stories

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    Throughout the years detective stories have changed due to the time period and what was socially acceptable. For instance, at one point in time women were only seen as the damsel in distress even in detective stories. Whereas now in the remake of Sherlock Holmes the character played by Rachel McAdams has a huge role in helping solve cases. Another difference, although this depends on the writer, is at what point the actual murder takes place whether it is at the beginning of the story or the end. Edgar

  • Detective story discussion The Gatewood Caper by Dashiell Hammett.

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    Detective story discussion The Gatewood Caper by Dashiell Hammett. " The Gatewood Caper" --------------------- " The Gatewood Caper" by Dashiell Hammett is not just an exciting detective story; its characters are real and fascinating people who are just as believable now as when they were first created. ------------------------------------------------------------------- " The Gatewood Caper" is a detective story written by the writer Dashiell Hammett. It was written and set during the

  • To what extent do the detective fiction stories looked at imitate

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    To what extent do the detective fiction stories looked at imitate The Murders in the Rue Morgue in terms of the character and the creation of tension? Question: To what extent do the detective fiction stories looked at imitate 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' in terms of the character and the creation of tension? This essay will explain, discuss and examine the effects of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' had on other authors writing detective stories during the 19th century

  • Descriptive Writing in Detective Mystery Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Descriptive Writing in Detective Mystery Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle The author is a man who brought detective stories into the world. The word detective had not been made until three years before Arthur Conan Doyle was born. Before Arthur Conan Doyle people used to read criminals confessions. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859. His parents were Charles Altamont and Mary Foley Doyle. He was one of ten children and only seven of these survived. Charles Altamont Doyle

  • The Detective Story Genre

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    Arthur Conan Doyle. I will be showing and comparing the plots of all three stories, the settings, the structure, and language used, characteristics of Holmes and Watson, and my own conclusion. All three stories were written in the 1890s.Crime writing was very popular in the 19th century, people found it to be very entertaining. It all started with a man called Edgar Allan Poe, he wrote the very first detective story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. Poe was a great inspiration to Doyle; he was

  • The Story Of An NYPD Detective

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    My name is Randolph Smith. The story of my odyssey into the future full of adventure, I explored a new world with mechanization on the summit. I am an NYPD detective. It all began when I was investigating the crime scene of a woman named Ashley . Many claim that she had been killed, that she was the victim of a conspiracy, but the strong evidence was yet to be unveiled. I entered her bedroom, where she was last sighted. A peevish odour was rising from the bed. Mist started rising, the room was surrounded

  • Short Story: The Detective

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    on his face when I told him what happened. He had been in the crime investigation field for years. He was the greatest detective the police force had ever seen. H e had seen things that would scar most people for life and yet he hadn't been bothered at all. But this particular event was different because the victim, was his daughter. "Where was she seen last," the detective asked. His face was stolid yet I could hear the pain and panic in his voice. "Uh I'm pretty sure she was seen at the theater

  • The Father of the Modern Detective Story

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    Many famous poets now refer back to Poe as an inspiration for their love of the poetry.The work of Poe is a clear indication of his mastery of language and his preoccupation with the dark side of human nature. As The Father of the Modern Detective story, Edgar Allan Poe made his mark on the world of literature. Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, and died in a hospital in 1849 after being found unconscious in the street. Following the death of his mother, Poe moved to Baltimore to

  • An Analytical Essay on Hamlet as Ghost Story, Detective Story and Revenge Story

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    Essay on Hamlet as Ghost Story, Detective Story and Revenge Story William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, is a ghost story, a detective story and a revenge story all within one plot. Throughout the play, qualities of all three types of stories are displayed. The ghost story consists of Hamlet Senior and the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise at the hands of the present King, Claudius. He is being tortured in hell until his death is properly avenged. The detective aspect of Hamlet is brought

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Father Of The Detective Story

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    Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and poet whose forte was writing mystery and horror stories. Many know of Edgar Allan Poe as the “Father of the Detective Story,” which nickname he earned for his mysterious detective fiction tales such as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Before switching genres from dark romanticism to detective tales, Edgar Allan Poe published “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” which was a tale of fear and horror. Edgar Allan Poe’s style varied throughout his lifetime

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