Unformatted text preview: Bradley Bartlett Poe Critical Response 5 February 2008 Edgar Allan Poe's short mystery story titled "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" shows how with analytical reasoning and by separating oneself from emotion, Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin is able to solve an "unsolvable" mystery. When analyzed, it comes to be apparent that the secret to Dupin's mystery solving may not be limited to his sheer genius, but rather a quality that is nothing more than a different mindset for the solving of crimes. People are often times blinded by the need to blame when struggling to find the culprits of various murders and crimes, and Dupin solves the murders in the Rue Morgue by letting go of this need, separating himself from the ways of others, and taking a closer look at the facts of what actually is going on. Towards the beginning of the story, the unnamed narrator describes Dupin in a manner that helps explain why he was able to solve the crime so easily. Dupin is described to be a man who "[manages], by means of rigorous economy, to procure the...
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This essay was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course ENGL 170 taught by Professor Mccormick,george during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.
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