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Meghan Schneider ENG 230 Module 11 11/03/2019 Three of Hardboiled Detective Fiction characteristics in The Long Goodbye . 1. “Crime isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumor, except that the cop would rather cure it with a blackjack.” Marlowe (Chandler, 352). Marlowe delivers this observation to a cop. A cop that he admits is a damn good one just before offering the caveat that all of them whether good or bad always wind up putting the blame for the criminal behavior on the wrong thing. Which leads to this sociological premise and the associational simile. Philip Marlowe is a long way from, Sherlock Holmes-style ancestor of the hard-boiled fictional detective. In The Long Goodbye, Marlowe lands in jail on a bum rap and gets conked over the head a few times; as for his desire to solve the case, it’s hard to pin down if he’s trying or not. What separates Marlowe from other examples of the hardboiled detective is that he is college

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