Hard-boiled detective

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  • Essay on The Hard-Boiled Detective

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    Maltese Falcon. Samuel Spade, the protagonist of the story, is what was known as a “hard-boiled” detective. Men such as that rarely show a tender side (if they have one). Likewise, they are physically tough, frequently resorting to guns or fists to get what they want. In addition, they tend to be amoral, yet with an inflexible code of honour of their own. The first element of the persona of the “hard-boiled” detective is the fact that they rarely show an affectionate side. Throughout the entire movie

  • The History of the Hard-Boiled Detective Essay

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    sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations ("Detective Fiction," Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives exposing corruption

  • Farewell, My Lovely, By Raymond Chandler: Hard Boiled Detective Fiction

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    In the Novel Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler a Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction was influenced by Western genre because of its many illustrations throughout the novel. Chandler used the Hard Boiled fiction, a tough, impassive style of American crime writing that brought a tone of genuineness and realism to the style of detective fiction. He embraces the Western Genre, he includes a rich mine for adventure and appeals to the setting of lawman. Chandler also uses imagery with the Western features

  • Symbolism In 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland'

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    entire book already, I want to explain the story, while connecting Symbolism, Motif, Metaphor, Imagery and Allusion. So the story is split between parallel narratives, the chapters take place in the 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland' which to me this place resembles Symbolism. Although the phrase ‘Hard-Boiled Wonderland’ is not used anywhere in the book, but only in page headers, to me personally the place and the book in general resembles Symbolism. Anyways, in the book the narrator is a "Calcutec", it’s

  • `` No Country For Old Men `` By Cormac Mccarthy

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    characters that are hard-boiled and each try to figure out “who did what” and “what happened” for their own individual reasons. This characterization and the actions done by the main characters are remnant of film noir styles. In film noir, the main character is usually hard-boiled by showing no emotion and does the task at hand of finding out the unanswered questions; usually being portrayed as a detective. This differs though from past styles as in the film there are many hard-boiled characters and

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice By Dashiell Hammett And The Maltese Falcon As A Hard Boiled Story

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    Major Works The following list is a great start for those who want to read the classic hard-boiled stories that have defined what is meant by a hard boiled fiction. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain. It caused a scandal with its explosive mix of violence and sex. The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind

  • The Maltese Falcon Analysis

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    Major Works The following list is a great start for those who want to read the classic hard-boiled stories that have defined what is meant by a hard boiled fiction. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain. It caused a scandal with its explosive mix of violence and sex. The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind,

  • `` Hard Boiled And `` Golden Age `` By Dashiell Hammett 's The Maltese Falcon And The Gutting Of

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    While American and British authors developed the two distinct schools of detective fiction, known as “hard-boiled and “golden age,” simultaneously, the British works served to continue traditions established by earlier authors while American works formed their own distinct identity. Though a niche category, detective works reflect the morality and culture of the societies their authors lived in. Written in the time period after World War I, Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and “The Gutting

  • Hard Boiled Novels

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    The Merriam Webster Dictionary describes hard-boiled as: “of, relating to, or being a detective story featuring a tough unsentimental protagonist and a matter-of-fact attitude towards violence.” While much of this holds true in many literary instances, the description of hard-boiled is more complex and the execution of this style varies from author to author. In this paper, we will take a closer look at what hard-boiled means and how three hard-boiled novels from three different authors in three

  • Hard-Boiled Mystery Story Analysis

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    particular, is known as hard-boiled mysteries. This specific genera was originated in the 1940s, they were created to veer away from the typical mysteries that dominated this era. This particular mystery genera is quite different from another mystery story, especially when it comes to the characters in the story. Within the hard-boiled mystery genera, there are several different articles and stories. Some of these include, “Red Wind”, “Three Dot Po”, “Film Noir and the Hard-Boiled Detective Hero”, other articles

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