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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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Zeydi Duran

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By: Zeydi Duran The Murders in the Rue Morgue Table of Contents: 1.Authors Background
2.Characters
3.Plot
4.Citations Characters Unknown Narrator A friend and housemate of Dupin. His tone celebrates Dupin’s brilliance. C. Auguste Dupin Adolphe Le Bon Madame L’Espanaye A Parisian crime solver. Dupin discovers the truth behind the violent murders of two women after the Paris police arrest the wrong man. He employs psychological analysis and intuition and considers possibilities not imagined by the police to conclude that the murders were committed by an Ourang-Outang. The older of the two Parisian murder victims. Violently beaten with a club, Madame L’Espanaye dies from a cut throat and is thrown through the window to a courtyard below her apartment. Ourang-Outang A bank clerk and the first suspect in the two murders. Sailor The owner of the Ourang-Outang. The sailor witnesses the two murders but is unable to interfere. The Murders in the Rue Morgue Unknown Narrator A friend of Dupin. The narrator faithfully recounts Dupin’s explanations without doubting or challenging him. C. Auguste Dupin Monsieur G—— A Parisian crime solver. Dupin uses psychology to foil the plans of a thief and uncover a stolen letter that the police of Paris could not uncover by conventional investigations. The Prefect of the Paris police. Limited by his conventional police training, Monsieur G—— depends on Dupin’s assistance in peculiarly difficult crimes. Minister D—— A government official and the thief of the letter. Minister D—— ‘s ability to outwit the police in his crime proves he is a worthy adversary for Dupin. The Purloined Letter Plot Line The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Purloined Letter Edgar Allan Poe January 19, 1809
In 1826 he enrolled in the University of Virginia.
Joined Army
1829 he obtained early discharge from the army.
Applied for the U.S Military Academy in West point.
In 1836 he was discharged from the Academy. In 1834 John Allan died.
1835 he returned to Richmond.
Married his 14 year old cousin.
in 1837 he left his job.
1841 joined an editorial which published "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".
In 1847 his wife died.
Edgar Allan Poe died October 7, 1849.
His death remains a mystery. Exposition: Setting: Paris in the 1nineteenth century.
Characters: Narrator, Dupin, Le Bon, prefect of Police, Sailor, Ourang-Outang.
The narrator and Dupin read about a pair of “Extraordinary Murders” in the newspaper. Daughter of Madame L’Espanaye. Mademoiselle Camille is choked to death by the murderer and then stuffed into the chimney Mademoiselle Camille Murders two women in Paris because he wants to play, but they don't join in. Rising Action The police arrest a bank clerk, Adolphe Le Bon, whom they suspect of committing the Rue Morgue killings. Dupin feels personally obliged to help solve it The narrator and Dupin visit the L’Espanaye apartment for more clues. Conflict Dupin puts up an ad in a paper popular with sailors. The sailor comes to Dupin and the narrator’s house and explains how the Ourang-Outang got into a fourth story apartment in the Rue Morgue. Le Bon gets released, the sailor sells his ape, and Dupin is content. Justice
&
Judgment Cunning and Cleverness Exposition: Setting: Paris, France; sometime in the 1800s
Characters: Unknow narator, Dupin, Monsieur G—,
Minister D—
Two guys sit in the dark, silently smoking. Rising Action: A mystery! someone stole a letter from an
unnamed royal lady. She calls G- to solve the mystery. Conflict: G- has been looking for the letter in D-'s
hotel room for 3 moths. He has not
found the letter yet. A month later G- shows up, still without a letter. Dupin has the letter! He sells the letter to G- for 50 thousand francs. The suspense for the narrator is in waiting to find out how Dupin located the letter, rather than what it says. Dupin tells the narrator how he found the letter. There is no real resolution, just loose ends. & The Purloined Letter Citations Fisher, Benjamin F. The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. 1st ed. New York , NY : Barnes & Noble Books, 2004. Print. Summary
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