Explore the Analytical Process Presented in “Murders in the Rue Morgue”
The Narrator of “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (Links to an external site.) concludes Section 1 (the first four paragraphs of the text) with this line: “The narrative which follows will appear to the reader somewhat in the light of a commentary upon the propositions just advanced.”
For this assignment, you are to write answers the following questions: What is the purpose of Section 1, which is presented before the detective, Dupin, is even introduced? How does this section prepare you for the murder mystery that follows it? Professor Schmid comments on Dupin’s analytical method of investigation. From your own observations in your reading the second part of the story, list some of the moves and/or steps that Dupin goes through as he investigates, and solves this crime.
Your answer should have 3 distinct sections that correspond to each question.
Aim for at least 3-6 sentences per answer.