Detective genre

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  • Holmes and Watson in the Detective Genre Essay

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    Holmes and Watson in the Detective Genre The detective performs a key role in the story and provides hope to the reader, especially in the time when Sherlock Holmes was written. Victorian life was hard, law-less and dangerous and especially in London. In every story Conan Doyle A vital component to the detective genre is the sleuth himself who in these stories is portrayed as a convincing, sharp, and witty character; a gentleman with intelligence, more so than the reader and side kick

  • The Typical Detective Genre Portrayed in Sherlock Holmes' Literature

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    The Typical Detective Genre Portrayed in Sherlock Holmes' Literature The late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a phenomenally successful writer, not only in the Victorian era but is still popular today; his Sherlock Homes stories were perhaps his most successful, in which he combines realistic situations of murders and scandals with the improbable situation of such a successful detective. Victorian London was an exceptionally dangerous place to live. Prostitution, opium dens and murders were inescapable

  • Social Media And Loneliness : A Little Mixture Of The Detective Genre Essay

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    Literary critic Benjamin Roberts uses the gothic genre with a little mixture of the detective genre to critique the growing reliance on technology to communicate rather than actual human interaction. Roberts emphasizes his critique by bringing up the label our generation has been branded with “the loneliest [generation]” (2). Matt Pittman also argues this in his article “Social Media And Loneliness: Why An Instagram Picture May Be Worth More Than A Thousand Twitter Words”, “It is surprising then

  • The Detective Story Genre: Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Stories

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    The Detective Story Genre: Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Stories One of the most popular literary forms is the detective genre. The most remarkable detective author of all time is the late nineteenth century writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His most prominent works are the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. These novels and short stories set the standard for the genre. Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories can be considered a model for detective fiction because each is centered

  • Functions Of A Discourse Community

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    characteristics I interviewed a homicide detective relating to criminal justice. A discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field. A discourse community is defined by six characteristics. The six defining characteristics of a discourse community require a set of common goals, there must also be mechanisms of communications within the community as well as feedback among members. Genre, the fourth characteristic, describing

  • Undeniably, The Foremost Element Of Mystery And Detective

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    Undeniably, the foremost element of mystery and detective fiction is that of discovery. The most familiar and general plot found is the genre is a simple one: an unknown situation or event is presented and, through investigation or curiosity, an explanation is found. While many circumstances can be applied to this formula, the main appeal of such stories "consist in finding out... the true order and meaning of events that have been part disclosed and part concealed" (Barzun 144) Consequently, it

  • The Characteristics Of A Detective Fiction

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    Detective Fiction Essay A detective fiction is a literary genre in form of a short story or novel that deals with crimes, usually murder and detectives are involved to seek out justice for the victims. The detectives involved in detective fictions can either be private, amateur, or police detectives. There are also other characters like the suspects and the side kicks. An amateur detective is a detective who has no license to operate as a private investigator neither is he/she a member of the police

  • The Police Procedural In Ed Mcbain's Cop Hater

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    The police procedural is a recent addition to detective fiction. This is because “[b]efore the 1980s the police novel was a minor, and somewhat maligned, stepchild in the field of crime fiction.”[5] As one of the early police procedural novels, Ed McBain’s Cop Hater was a factor in how detective fiction came to embrace the police procedural. In doing so, it had to deal with the attitudes that caused cop characters to be considered unsuitable protagonists. This process was facilitated by efforts to

  • More Like Sterile-ing!: Detective Starling in Silence of the Lambs

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    Silence of the Lambs can be placed within many genres. One of which is the “Thriller” genre. A huge contribution to why Silence of the Lambs is a thriller film is the character of deranged genius Hannibal Lecter. Played by Anthony Hopkins whom won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, Lecter holds the key to the case Detective Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster whom also won the Academy Award for Best Actress, is determined to solve. With such a situation, interrogation is essential

  • Crown Clown Downtown Brown Analysis

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    that the men lost the clown he had been murdered. Around the same time detective Marcus is waiting to meet Chantel for a date. He is sitting at a bar when a man tries to start a fight with him. Detective Marcus later finds out that the man who started the fight was Chantel’s ex-husband trying to cause problems. Holmes and Marcus investigate in the woods when they find poison in the New York City’s water well. Later the detectives, Holmes and Watson find out a man who worked for the city and dealt with