Essays Tagged: "Murder Mystery"

Oedipus Rex. About the detective process used by Oedipus

April SmithOedipus RexOedipus Rex, a play by Sophocles, is a detective murder-mystery. It is the story of Liaus, a murdered king, and his sworn avenger, Oedipus. Oedipus, ... ings the news from Delphi, Oedipus has the people listen with him. Here, Creon reveals that Liaus's murderer dwells in the city of Thebes. The plague, sent by the gods, will not subside until the kill ... this, Oedipus declares himself the city's savior and Liaus's avenger. He vows not to rest until the murderer is driven from the city. Oedipus follows many steps to discover who the killer is.First, Oe ...

(3 pages) 152 0 2.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Christie, Agatha. Murder on the Orient Express or Murder in the Calais Coach, NewYork: Berkley Books 1933This story is ... inter. The train becomes snowbound after it stops in Vincovci. This presents the situation that the murderer did not board the train nor escape the train because there are no footprints in the snow. I ... board the train nor escape the train because there are no footprints in the snow. It says that the murderer is still on the train and, therefore one of the passengers.The main character in the story ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mildred Pierce. An essay on the film nuor Mild Pierce. It has been written in review format.

Mildred PierceMildred Pierce is a gloomy yet captivating murder mystery. The story line leads up to the crime scene presented in the opening scenes. The dram ... fter she shoots him, the police immediately show up at their doorstep with questions concerning the murder. Mildred places the blame upon Wally Burgen, former lover of Veda. As mentioned earlier, Mild ... e flashbacks that someone will be killed dramatically. After the mother covers up for her daughters murderous act, the cops are still convinced that Veda committed the crime. After Veda's prosecution, ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Stories Essay--Lamb to the Slaughter, The Speckled Band. Both stories compared.

Most murder mysteries often have a motive to prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries i ... o prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries include a detective to solve the case. Murder mysteries obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. ... obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. There is also a murderer and a victim and a weapon of some description.. However, not all murder mysteries involve a ...

(9 pages) 66 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Oh,Sweet Irony" / A comparison/contrast paper about the ironies in Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"

ation's underprivileged infants. Susan Glaspell's Trifles (1916) depicts an early twentieth century murder-mystery and the role that two women take in solving the mystery during a time when a woman's ... society, especially when men were present. Perhaps this is why Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters solved the murder-mystery while the men were not present in the action. As the play progresses, the two women b ...

(5 pages) 114 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism of Trifles

pectives gives a whole new meaning to the story. At first glance Trifles may seem to be an ordinary murder mystery. However when digging deeper into the play we see that Susan Glaspell puts many vario ... kes about Mrs. Wright for worrying about her preserves by stating "Can you beat the women! held for murder and worrin' about her preserves" (4). As if the sheriff was very bothered by the fact that th ...

(4 pages) 206 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome - Character Analysis

of a hill in a small New England town; these elements seem to belong in the beginning of a cryptic murder mystery. Instead, it is the outcome of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome. Ethan, the protago ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Trifles"

lonely and not showing any love. The house, which they had created, was depressing and gloomy. This murder mystery shows the difference between the sexes and reveals truth as a gift and that trifles r ... oken and that it looks like as bird was once there and it was handled violently.Another clue in the murder is Mr. Wright personality. Mr. Hale tells the county sheriff about a time he came by to talk ...

(5 pages) 190 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Snow Falling On Cedars "More than just a murder trial" 1922 words

The statement that Snow falling on cedars is "more than just a murder trial" is definitely true as it is in essence a murder mystery but encompasses much more that ... f is based around the death of a local fisherman named Carl Heine and the accusation and subsequent murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American who is also a fisherman and, like Carl, a war ve ... ommunity.I think that the vivid description given of San Piedro is an interesting location to set a murder mystery. The fact that it is set in such an unusual place allows the author freedom to expand ...

(8 pages) 36 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One Summer in Flyoverland

Book Review"It was a murder. The time and place was relaxing. The event was unimaginable. And my best friend and I were s ... stiny. It would shape our lives." Said Max Scanlan in the story One Summer in Flyoverland that is a murder mystery placed in Hibbing Minnesota in 1966. It is strongly written, and it has a lot of feel ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charles Fuller - "A Soldier's Play"

a, was segregated. Charles Fuller based his play "A Soldier's Play" during this time of racism. His murder mystery revealed the significant effects of racism in America.The play begins with the murder ... ers, a black officer. Many officers and even the audience is lead to believe the motive behind this murder was racism. Due to their prejudicial assumptions, they suspected the Ku Klux Klan or another ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Value of the Unimportant

oward her. The house in which they created was a prison to Mrs. Wright, depressing and gloomy. This murder mystery shows the difference between the sexes and reveals truth as trifles really do matter. ... Because of the men's arrogance and inability to look at trifles, they never figure out who actually murdered Mr. Wright although the women do. The women cover up the murder because of the bond that th ...

(3 pages) 80 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Real Inspector Hound" Commentary.

"The Real Inspector Hound" is a play, with a murder mystery plot, drama, betrayal, and love thrown in to make it one big comical, over the top, p ... already recited dialect-. There is such a comedy in the idea of making fun of a serious detective, murder mystery plot, for example there is a dead body which lay on the ground throughout the play.Th ... ews reports, police reports added here and there to make parts clear and overly coincidental, " the murderer... Muldoon Manor!" It makes the play flow, and fits with the plays technique and style: per ...

(4 pages) 21 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Relevance of the introductory scenes in "Antigone" and "Oedipus the King"

f and empathy for the plot and characters in Oedipus and its sequel."Oedipus the King" unfolds as a murder mystery and a psychological whodunit. Throughout this mythic story of patricide and incest, S ... his beloved Thebans of the curse bestowed upon them. He is Oedipus the King, destined from birth to murder his father Laios, and copulate with his mother. He us sent away to be killed, however, in an ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.4 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold - Why Harvey Is Not Caught?

"I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973" Susie tells the reader (Sebold, 2002, p.5). In Alice Sebold's novel "T ... ader (Sebold, 2002, p.5). In Alice Sebold's novel "The Lovely Bones", Mr. Harvey brutally rapes and murders Susie Salmon and is never caught. It is essential to the central themes of the novel that Mr ... e and the new relationships that form around her death. Catching Harvey would make the novel a mere murder mystery and diminish the importance of the characters' journeys in the wake of Susie's death. ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

e of a Death Foretold,'' which is very strange and brilliantly conceived, is a sort of metaphysical murder mystery in which the detective, Garcia Marquez himself, reconstructs events associated with t ... r grew up. Thus, as a character in his own novel, Garcia Marquez interviews people who remember the murder and studies documents assembled by the court. He accumulates many kinds of data - dreams, wea ...

(7 pages) 64 0 3.9 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Role of Fate in 'The House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende and 'The Chronicles of a Death Foretold'by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

e suffering from the twists and turns of fate which is the result of their own actions while in the murder mystery of Gabriel García Marquez, 'The Chronicles of a Death Foretold' the whole town ... Marquez, 'The Chronicles of a Death Foretold' the whole town needs to be blamed for the Santiago's murder. However a much deeper insight connects both these novels to the theme of fate.In 'The House ...

(6 pages) 49 0 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Marriage

was to accept as factual, not fiction. (xiii) He loved The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown’s book as a murder mystery. Although Ehram enjoyed the book, he has opposed to historically relevance.Let me jus ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and "The Erasers" by Alain Robbe-Grillet

ferent agendas in terms of affecting society, Braddon's and Robbe-Grillet's works both illustrate a murder mystery and, therefore, a detective who must pay close attention to detail in order to solve ... Lady Audley, choking her and squeezing out the unavoidable and highly disappointing pieces of this murder mystery.Through a short monologue by Robert Audley, he expresses to Lucy Audley that her fate ...

(6 pages) 10 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Name Of The Rose

the Rose, starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater is a sometimes frightening crossover between a murder mystery and a love story. While the plot follows Sean Connery and his apprentice search for a ... story. While the plot follows Sean Connery and his apprentice search for answers to several recent murders, Christian Slater becomes obsessed with a female peasant, something that is condemnable, and ...

(1 pages) 351 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers