Philip Marlowe. A - Professor Taylor ENG 2150T The Image Of Marlowe As The Flawed Knight In A Corrupt World Raymond Chandler is an American

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Professor TaylorENG 2150TThe Image Of Marlowe As The Flawed Knight In A Corrupt World.Raymond Chandler is an American detective fiction writer and one of the founders of a genre, hard-boiled detective. Chandlers fiction is a curious blend ofthe British and the American: a distinct combination of British descriptions and prose with American speech and dialogue (MacShane 58). In general, Chandler wrote seven novels from 1939s to 1958s and never changed the main character, who was a private detective Philip Marlowe. In The Big Sleep” Philip Marlowe is the main and most important character. The Big Sleep” was written in the first person, where Marlowe is a narrator. From his wordswe can we see, how America was represented during Great Depression. Emphasizing Chandlers representing America in his novel, its evident that America doesn't seem like a country of equal and open opportunities as it was conceived by explorers of the New World before. Chandlers America in his novel is sick, corrupt and simply dangerous for a normal person. In such situation, Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep” acts not so much as an agent of society, protecting its foundations, but as an independent person, acting
alone, to protect what is at a high cost for him, something what its important only for him and he couldnt respect himself as a person. In The Big Sleep, Philip Marlowe is a private detective, who was hired by General Sternwood to track down a blackmailer. As General Sternwood says,

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