Murders In The Rue Morgue Essay

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“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” was written in 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe. This short story is a modern detective story placed in Paris, France. In this book, Edgar Allan Poe made the main character, Dupin, very interesting. Poe did a lot of research on the character traits of Dupin and it shows in the short story. In this story, Dupin has an imagined opponent and this helps him solve the case. In “The Murders of the Rue Morgue”, Dupin plays a smart game between him and his imagined opponent and uses philosophy, mathematics, and physiology, which eventually helps him defeat his imagined opponent and ultimately helps him solve the case. In the short story, Dupin uses philosophy to help him solve the case. This is showing that Dupin and Edgar Allan Poe has studied philosophy and he uses it in his everyday life and he uses it when he is solving the case. Poe grew up in the romantic philosophy age. Poe uses ingenuity and analysis and puts…show more content…
Dupin uses math in his little game and he is studying problems and math professor to see what they believe in. "Now this calculus is purely Mathematical and thus we have the anomaly of the most rigidly exact in science applied to the shadow and spirituality of the most tangible in speculation" (Poe 24). Calculus is apart of math and we have the exact science and math to do everything in life. This is also what is so unique about Dupin. He thought his imagined character wouldn't use that, he would just assume things. Dupin uses things inside the house and using his amazing math skills, he figures out the case mathematically. “. . .may be, even mathematically, accounted for by the assumption of a certain hypothesis, is by no means the hypothesis, is by no means the hypothesis itself ” (Poe 16). When using math and philosophy in his little game he looks at the small things and looks at everything so specifically to crack the

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