Comparing The Invisible Man And The Murders In The Rue Morgue

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“The riddle, so far, was now unriddled” (Poe 123). This quote is from “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edger Allen Poe. This short detective story laid the common ground for all detective stories to follow. It’s one of a kind detective characteristics revolutionized what is seen today as the common story line or plot of a detective or mystery story. Poe’s famous characteristics include a logical detective, a close friend or a narrator that is connected to the logical detective, a bumbling constable, an innocent suspect and, a locked room. There are many stories that reflect these characteristics of Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” For example, Edgar Allan Poe's Dupin stories, Agatha Christie's “Murder on the Orient Express,” Charles Dickens' “Bleak House,” and G. K.…show more content…
“The Invisible Man” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” share many of Poe’s detective characteristics; moreover, “The Invisible Man” seems to expand on the characteristics by including an under-looked theme in society. (Thesis) To begin, one needs to know a summary of each short story. “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” starts in the middle of the night, the neighborhood is awakened by a series of screams coming from a house on the Rue Morgue. Concerned neighbors and policemen pry open the front door of the house and as they run up the stairs, they hear sounds of struggle and two weird voices, one gruff, the other shrill. Witnesses later agree that the gruff voice is that of a Frenchman; however they cannot agree on the shrill voice. Once the neighbors break into the apartment they find the room totally destroyed and the body of

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