Poe Vs Dubois

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Poe and Doyle both incorporate a metaphorical vision in their writings, “The Murders at the Rue Morgue” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” that man and beast can at times, be one in the same. Both lead detectives have their own methods that eventually lead them to the ultimate goal of solving the mystery. Whatever their method may be to get to the conclusion is not very important, the steps to get there are what draws the readers in. Both detectives have very different styles of problem solving and different personal interests which makes them all the more interesting. In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Murders at the Rue Morgue” his lead detective is C. Auguste Dupin. Dupin becomes involved in solving the mystery surrounding the brutal murders of…show more content…
That causes the reader to become more observant during the story. For example, when the horses drown in the moor in front of Jack Stapleton which is how he ultimately met his demise. This story is also different in the way that not everything was as it seemed and not everyone was who they said they were. In the end it did turn out that in fact the curse was not a real devil-like hound hunting down the Baskervilles. Instead we come to find out that Jack Stapleton is the son that everyone believed to have died in Africa of yellow fever. He was then described as a man with a “murderous heart” and a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” (Doyle, A). Just like in Poe’s story, eye witness accounts were unreliable in that people let their fear guide their testimony about the evil hound being…show more content…
The point is you got there. These stories are alike in the way that they both had their own demons. While Doyle’s story focused on the good versus evil and what was essentially a ghost story, the monster of the story ended up being a man. You wanted to believe that there really was a curse and that a big scary dog was hunting this family down. Poe’s story, they thought a man was capable of such a horrific act against another human being that a real life monster did not cross their mind. When in fact it was for argument sakes a monster. We like to think that anything that goes bump in the night is less than human, or that no sane person can be capable of acts against humanity. Jack Stapleton was in fact a man who was driven by greed. We tend to forget that people have their own agenda and will stop at nothing to achieve their end goal. Poe’s story had an underlying metaphor in which there was a battle of brain versus brawn. The physical strength of the orangutan stands for the violence and Dupin was able to overcome that violence with brainpower and is able to solve the mystery of what happened in the Rue morgue. This gives hope that good does triumph over evil. The reality is that sometimes the brawn wins a battle. In the end it might seem okay because you got to the bottom of the story and you aren’t left wondering what happened but that is not always the end. Innocents get hurt along the way as well. It would be nice if

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