This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Murders In The Rue Morgue

1441 words - 6 pages

A. The Murders in the Rue Morgue begins with “propositions” (Poe 2) to help the reader follow the reading through the use of critical thinking like that of a chess or card player. The chess player must wait and contemplate each move of another player, while the card player is more prone to memory perception. Poe then introduces his acquaintance Dupin and expounds on his abilities. Then “Extraordinary Murders” (5) begins the sequence of the detective like story. The murders were written about in the local paper and giving no clue, leaving the mystery unanswered. The next day many testimonial references were given in the paper and their account of the murders exposed, still without any evidential clues. The evening paper reveal the police have no way of solving the crime, but arrest Le Bon simply because he was the last individual to see the murdered alive. Dupin’s “peculiar analytical ability” (3) begins to kick in and he begins to belittle the ability of the investigators and plans an “examination” (9). After receiving permission, Dupin and Poe (or the narrator as such) went to the Rue Morgue. They carefully scoured the neighborhood and the outdoor area before entering the house and room where the murders took place. Dupin was very intense and refrained from speaking for several hours contemplating on all he had seen. Then Dupin spoke and completely expounded his analysis of the murders, the means of entrance and exit, and the ability that it would take to complete what had been done. When he centered in on the agility, strength, ferocity and lack of motive (14), Dupin revealed the hair he found revealing the intruder and murderer. To draw the orangutan’s owner to him, Dupin posted an announcement in the news paper. As Dupin continued his revelations to Poe, a sailor entered their home seeking the return of his orangutan. When questioned, the sailor revealed the events of The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
The Purloined Letter begins in quietness of a smoke filled library when “the Perfect of the Parisian police” arrives (Belasco & Johnson 1191). At this point, the Perfect (G) was seeking consultation with Dupin on a simple matter, but Dupin snubbed him by indicating the simplicity of his discourse before he even heard the details. Then G— told about the stolen letter and its repercussions if it fell into the hands of the wrong people. G— explained how the letter was stolen, who stole it (D—), and what they have done in attempts to retrieve it. “For three months” (1193) G— and his assistants searched the Minister’s home in hopes of finding the stolen letter with no avail. Dupin then asked for details concerning their search and made only smart remarks as G— proceeded with his dialogue. At the completion, G— requested advice from Dupin. Dupin said “re-search the premises” and sought an “accurate description of the letter” (1195). With all this mentioned, G— left, re-examined D—‘s property, and return a month later. Upon his...

Find Another Essay On The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Role of the City in Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue and Hoffmann’s Mademoiselle de Scudery

4265 words - 17 pages Role of the City in Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue and Hoffmann’s Mademoiselle de Scudery Professor’s comment: This student perceptively examines the role of the city as a setting and frame for detective fiction. Focusing on two early examples, Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Hoffmann’s “Mademoiselle de Scudery,” both set in Paris, his sophisticated essay illuminates the “cityness” or framed constraint that renders the city a

Critical Analysis - Black Cat and The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Essay

997 words - 4 pages proving he was not as ‘hard’ and ‘masculine’ as he was trying to portray through senseless murderous acts of perverseness. The Murders in the Rue Morgue When reading about The Murders in the Rue Morgue I was particularly interested by Poe’s character Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin. Poe gives us little background about Dupin, only that he can’t play well with others, and that he come from a wealthy background that has fallen on hard times. Some of

Crime Fiction HSC Notes: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "Big Sleep", "Inspector Hound", "The Other Side of Sorrow"

827 words - 3 pages , postmodern and allows reader to form expectations.*Each text reflects context and values:oMurders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe - Locked room mysteryoThe Big Sleep, Howard Hawks - film noir genre, reflects post WWIIoInspector Hound, Tom Stoppard - parody of traditional golden-age conventionsoThe Other Side of Sorrow, Peter Corris - fusion of modern crime fiction and film noir techniquesThe Murders in the Rue Morgue*First published 1841*Set

The Sarajevo Murders

815 words - 3 pages The Sarajevo Murders Long before 1914, the desire to be the most powerful nation created extreme tension in Europe. The leaders of the central powers believed that war would break out eventually and consequently, they failed to avert the war. "…I believe war is unavoidable; war the sooner the better."[1] No single cause alone could contribute to World War One but it was the Sarajevo murders that sparked the dynamite

The Whitechapel Murders

1776 words - 8 pages The snow floats down from the heavens on to earth painting it glistening white. Just like the named implies whitechapel is covered in a blanket of white snow. Catherine Eddowes walks home then she spots the local newspaper boy “Hey Missus, care for this morning's paper?” “Yes, boy, how many pounds will this be?” ”Just one pound, Missus.” “Thank you, boy,” she throws a coin to the young boy. The boy hides the coin in his hat and scurries off

The Sarajevo Murders and the Moroccan Crisis in 1905

1202 words - 5 pages The Sarajevo Murders and the Moroccan Crisis in 1905 In the years leading up to the Sarajevo murders and the outbreak of World War 1 many events took place that led to the building of tension between the 6 main powers of Europe, although, none of these events caused a war. My aim is to investigate and understand why the Sarajevo murders caused a war to begin, when previous events such as the Moroccan Crisis did not. In

The West Memphis 3 Murders

850 words - 4 pages information about Echols and the murders. A young man Aaron Hutcheson and his mother Vicki came forward and said Aaron may have been a witness to the crime. Aaron said he had seen the suspects at a playhouse near the location of where the boys bodies were found. They took Aaron to the crime scene and they appeared to be no playhouse found there. Aaron later retracted his statement and said he had seen three men in the woods near the crime scene

The Murders of Jack the Ripper

1967 words - 8 pages The Murders of Jack the Ripper The notorious Jack the Ripper left many, if not all of east Londoners living in trepidation and fear. Speculations began flying around like a flock of pigeons, and soon all of London was playing Chinese whispers. The printing machines were left hot from the many newspapers being printed, its head lines containing with big, bold writing; Jack the Ripper at it again. Well known for his

An examination of the role of retributive justice in the murders in Macbeth

553 words - 2 pages An eye for an eye', 'what goes around comes around', and 'all in good time'. Allof these sayings have the same meaning, which is basically; you get what you deserve. This is also known as revenge, or in this case, the main topic of retributive justice. In Macbeth, there are many murders committed and in a Shakespearean play with murders there is, without a doubt, going to be some examples of revenge. Retributive justice plays no role in the

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

749 words - 3 pages “The ABC Murders” is about a detective by the name of Poirot who has to find clues on a killer who is killing people whose names are in alphabetical order. It started off with Alice Ascher from Andover. Then it went to Betty Barnard from Bexhill and then to Sir Carmichael Clarke from Churston. Each time the murderer committed a crime he would leave an ABC Train Map by the victim. The murderer was an experienced criminal who left no trace of his

The Truth About... Serial and Mass Murders

1319 words - 6 pages completely different in the ways they are profiled by the police, how they commit their murders and the effect they have on the community and the nation. Granted mass and serial murders are both killers, the police profile them differently. Even though they each have a different style of killing, both serial killers and mass murderers follow patterns. In an article written by R.M and S.T. Holmes they say that “the mass murderer is perceived as a

Similar Essays

The Murders In The Rue Morgue

1237 words - 5 pages In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, a crucial statement is declared about how he views the inner workings of men, as well as how men interact with women in society. The narrative is based around the horrific murder of two defenseless women, which seems to have been committed by a mystery “beast”. Poe demonstrates the primitive violent forces that exist within people, particularly men, which have the ability to escape in

Edgar Allen Poes: "The Murders In The Rue Morgue"

943 words - 4 pages Edgar Allen Poe's: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"      In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing only briefly each evening to take

Murders In The Rue Morgue By Edgar Allen Poe

1155 words - 5 pages “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a classic mystery by Edgar Allen Poe that inspired many later authors in the mystery genre to follow its example. The reason this short story left such an impression on people is most likely because of how it was published. There are many different techniques the publishers used in order to draw attention to the tale, such as the paratexts and the surrounding poems. Some of this work is unintentional, but

Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders In The Rue Morgue"

945 words - 4 pages In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', aclassic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins asthe narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man.As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing onlybriefly each evening to take introspective strolls along the dark Paris streets.Soon both the reader and the narrator begin to see Dupin's