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STRUCTURAL CRITICISM ON THE PURLOINED LETTER The narrator and Dupin are in Dupins office then Monsieur G the prefect comes and tells them the story of a purloined letter which was stolen by the minister Despite all the attempts and researches it cannot be found While trying to find the letter what the police did are all catalysers While talking about the event Dupin tells Perhaps it is the very simplicity of the thing which puts you at fault This sentence has an important role in the resolution part So we can say that it is nuclei The Purloined Letter is an extra ordinary example of detective stories because there is generally a murderer too much blood in detective stories and throughout the story the detective tries to find the criminal but in this story the criminal is known the minister and the problem is a stolen letter which is extremely important for a married lady from the royal family The detective repeats the crime but only in his investigative and narrative reconstruction of it Before the story begins The Queen conceals her affair from the King power so that the Kings authority is not threatened At the beginning of the story this delicate balance is broken by Minister D Minister Ds concealment of the letter and his disclosure to the Queen of the fact of his holding the letter The Queen is under Minister Ds power because she knows as shown by the Minister that he holds and hides the letter The MinisterLetterThe lady SenderObjectReceiver HelperSubjectOpponent DupinThe ladyThe prefect After telling how and by whom the letter was stolen the prefect leaves About a month later he comes back to tell that he listened to what Dupin had advised and made a thorough re-search of the premises but it was only a waste of time and labour Then Dupin asks him the amount of money to be paid to the
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