Murders In The Rue Morgue Essay

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Did you know that there is a total of thirteen different scientists that have an element on the Periodic Table named for them? Curie, Einstein, Fermi, Mendeleev, Nobel, Lawrence, Rutherford, Seaborg, Bohr, Meitner, Rontgen, Copernicus, and Livermore all may have been world-renowned physicists and chemists with elements 96, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 109, 111, 112, and 116 named for them, respectively. However, there is one trait that they would have been nobodies without: all of these chemists made a discovery that required them to think outside the box with the power of the mind. The power of the mind has proven as a trait in numerous humans and is required for many occupations. It even stretches into literature, in which every detective story, regardless of length, contains an ingenious and genius detective, and an assistant, who solve a thrilling mystery. In the Edgar Allan Poe’s revolutionary detective novella, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, the power of the mind is the central theme. This claim is centrally…show more content…
The common interest of Dupin and the narrator for grotesqueries leads them to using their mental brawn, which leads the French detective to utilizing such power in solving the case, in which the intelligent orangutan was the criminal. Of the thirteen scientists mentioned in the opening paragraph, six won the Nobel Prize in Physics and two won the same award in Chemistry, all of whom won that award by thinking outside the box and making an outstanding discovery. Throughout the text, all three of the major characters utilized this same technique of thinking outside the box: C. Auguste Dupin and the narrator by using it to solve the murder and the orangutan by connecting his thoughts and hiding. Perhaps, when thinking deeply, such mental brawn can be found in any

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