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Detective Fiction Essay Examples

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The History of Science Fiction in Film Industry
A genre normally has a set list of possible themes in there narratives. Science fiction has a few strong themes running throughout the history of this recently popular genre; science fiction wasnt popularized until the 1950s. Most science fiction tales have a prophetic nature and are often set in a future time. They are usu...
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The Use of Science Fiction as an Escape Mechanism
People are always looking for a good way to escape the pangs of work. Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future. The perfect escape would be one that alleviates the strain of work yet does not incur any future expenses. Many peo...
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An Analysis of Walter Mosleys' Devil in a Blue Dress
Devil In A Blue Dress meets the expectations for fitting into the detective genre in a few suprising ways, ways that set the expectations to a higher level. In Walter Mosleys writing he tells a story of a detective not only finding out information but dealing with murders, drug dealers and LA’s black community. Which when t...
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Short Story About a Kidnapped Girl
Have you ever had the feeling your heart was going to jump out of your chest. So scared your face is flushed red. A tingling feeling that moves through the whole body. Heart sinking and beating so fast.  Fast enough to feel it through my fingers.      I'm only feeling this way because the man about to murder me is in my ro...
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An Analysis of the Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction
A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammetts The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-known metropolises such as Los Angeles o...
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A Look at Duality of Roles in Detective Fiction Novels
Throughout detective fiction, individual characters simultaneously play a multitude of roles. These roles are often in contradiction of one another. Professional role conflicting with personal beliefs, while other times the characters experience an inner personal struggle. This is duality of roles within the detective fict...
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A Unique Setting in the Changing World of the Early 20th Century Detective Fiction
Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco: A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-know...
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An Introduction to an Analysis of the Various Heroes and Superheroes in Literature
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” Ringing through thousands of radios across the country like many other “super detective” catch phrases, this quote sparked an entirely new breed of detective fiction. The old time radio mysteries brought the hard-boiled detective to a new level. They far su...
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Summary of an Early American Young Adult Historical Fiction Novel
13 year old Matilda had a dream. She wanted to run her own business. Matilda lived with her mother and grandfather. Eliza was the coffeehouse cook and close friend. Her mother had run the coffeehouse ever since Matilda's father died. Matilda's life was going perfectly until all the sudden an epidemic broke out. It was Yello...
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The Language and Theme of the Pulp Fiction Story
Ian Burke 9-23-96 JOURNEY AND REDEMPTION Pulp Fiction Style Pulp Fiction is like boot camp for the Marines. You come into it from your civilized life, they subject you to violent language until you're numb, they abuse you verbally and physically until all...
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An Analysis of an Essay the Art of Fiction by Henry James
The Art of Fiction and James `s Theories of fiction Henry James `essay The Art of Fiction is a first -hand account of how one of American `s ( and England `s) most prolific writers felt about fiction and writing in general. James can be considered one of the utmost authorities on writing as he made writing a life - lo...
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A History of Science Fiction a Literary Genre
Science Fiction, succinctly defined, is a literary genre generally characterized in form as a world of exaggerated drama which argues a social commentary using current scientific knowledge as its evidence. From the emergence in the 18th century of modern Science Fiction to the 'birth of the book' in the 19th century, each p...
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Science Fiction: A Definition, Sub-Genres and Examples
James H. Cromer 3/14/01 English 175 Science Fiction 1. Genre: Define Science Fiction. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines science fiction as “fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals” (467). I think this definition is simple, yet grasps the main idea of t...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Dystopian Fiction
The drastic use of color has been used to depict the mood of the subject, with greens and intense reds contributing Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal world as the setting for a novel. Dystopian fiction is the opposite: creation of a nightmare world. Both are commonly found in science fiction novels and stories. T...
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An Overview of the Social Science Fiction in Asimov's Work
'Social Science Fiction' in Asimov's work PART I "Social science fiction?" Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of...
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The Importance of the Escape in Science Fiction
People are always looking for a good way to escape the pangs of work. Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future. The perfect escape would be one that alleviates the strain of work yet does not incur any future expenses. Many peo...
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The Characteristics of the Science Fiction in Literature
In the society today, it is very common for one to spend his or her time reading. In those types of readings, science fiction stories are one of the most common readings among many people. Science fiction, unlike any other literature, has very unique characteristics. The definition of science fiction is fiction dealing prin...
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Stephen Edwin King and His Success as an American Author of Contemporary Horror, Supernatural Fiction, Suspense, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephe...
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An Analysis of the Genre of Pulp Fiction in Film Industry
Pulp Fiction Any movie lover who is looking for a different, wild, unpredictable movie that will blow their mind needs to check out Pulp Fiction. It’s definitely going to blow the minds of all watchers. The Drugs, gangs, and killing, all set in the high-class gangs of Los Angeles are more than most can handle. In this Mov...
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An Introduction to the Popularity of Science Fiction and NASA
Now as we are rapidly approaching the Millenium many people are getting the blues. This seems absurd because this offers all of us a perfect chance to start again. NASA is embracing this chance to grow and expand their departments. The phrase, “Space, the final frontier,” expresses the world’s obsession with space travel, t...
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A Review of Plant of the Apes in Disagreement with James Burroughs
"Planet of the Apes" James Burroughs is a critic. In his article, "The Fiction of Science Fiction," he expresses his opinion that the movie, "Planet of the Apes," has no value or real meaning for society today. He says it is like other similar science fiction movies made in the 1960s bec...
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An Analysis of Five Sci-Fiction and Fiction Novels
         Title: 5 Novels          Author: Daniel Pinkwater          Category: Sci- Fiction, Fiction Settings:         First story: in Hogboro, New York. Second story: Earth and the planet Spiegel.Third story: Genghis Khan High School. Forth: Rochester New York. Fifth: MargaretHimmler High School. Time Period: 1990's...
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What is the Difference Between a Detective Report and a Journalist Account in Academic Writing?
What is different in a detective report and in a journalist accountant
from other types of academic writing? In these two documents mentioned,
more details are mentioned and the reader needs to make connections from
what he/she reads, in order to understand what is being said rather than
in other academic writings. Avoiding...
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Analysis of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes possesses various exceptional characteristics which
contribute to being a mastermind detective. First, this essay will
examine the mighty determination of Sherlock Holmes. Second, this essay
analyzes Sherlock's superior ability of observation. Last, this essay
will discuss the powerful mind of Holmes, and ho...
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The Red-Headed League
I believe that The Red-Headed League was an excellent detective story. The suspense in the story really kept me interested. Holmess quick wit was a very appealing aspect of the story. He was able to deduct many things about Wilson without Wilson telling him. There are many things that held my attention to th...
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