Diffferences in Detective Stories Essays

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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 Allen Poe may have started off the detective story frenzy with his character Dupin but since then stories, roles of women and men, and how the stories are organized has changed, possibly for the better. In Edgar Allen Poe’s detective …show more content…
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 Allen Poe may have started off the detective story frenzy with his character Dupin but since then stories, roles of women and men, and how the stories are organized has changed, possibly for the better. In Edgar Allen Poe’s detective story The Murders in the Rue Morgue the story is told by an anonymous narrator who does not think that the detective Dupin is very competent. This is the start of the analytical detective who will know pieces of information from any category you give him, which is still a character trait of most detectives we read about to this day. In the story a woman and young girl are killed and the detective finds out it was animal. Through the story Dupin finds small clues everywhere and at the end is able to surprise everyone and piece together the murder. Once again in Arthur Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes you meet another analytical man. The twist this time is that he has a partner named Watson. Also, this book is more detailed and does not leave a thing
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