Running head: DETECTIVE FICTION: FINAL PAPER1Detective Fiction: Final PaperStudent’s nameInstitutional affiliations
DETECTIVE FICTION: FINAL PAPER2The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler.Detective Philip Marlowe.The detective fiction, "The Big Sleep," by Raymond Chandler, entails a controversial protagonist, Detective Philip Marlowe. His character and description depict a quintessential tough private detective. He is a hardboiled detective who operates in morals rather than just monetary rewards. He is an ace detective who considers honesty and always stands for honor, and he is still ahead of the opponents he is tasked with. His reference by Taggart Wilde to investigate Arthur is an illustration that he was a respected character in the police department before getting fired for insubordination. In his tasks, the hardboiled Detective Marlowe seeks to uncover in detail the complete information rather than just looking on the paycheck, which demonstrates higher character morality, unlike many other characters in the fiction (Chandler, 1939). In his assignment on Arthur's blackmail threat, he comes across a mystery of another caseof a missing person and willingly chooses to ignore. As Marlowe digs more profoundly in his investigation, the case of the missing Rusty Regan, son-in-law to the General, seems to trail him despite the disinterest (Chandler, 1939). By the end, the Detective has to solve both cases, which uncovers the in-depth of corruption in the society of Los Angeles even from the most respected people. The novel, "The Big Sleep," narrated in the first person by Marlowe, illustrates Los Angeles as the center of corrupt zones.In the beginning, Philip is foreshadowed as a modern-day knight. In the image of a blood-stained glass of a knight rescuing a lady. In the novel, he gets to save Carmen Sternwood, which illustrates the knight character, although in a society of mercantile people. Chandler
DETECTIVE FICTION: FINAL PAPER3describes Marlowe as a character who could seduce a Duchess but would never spoil a virgin. In his operations, he encounters many disappointments, and he is disgusted by the rampant corruption in the society, which are the main reason as to while he is a regular booze drinker. Marlowe is a tall, dark, and smart character with a dry sense of humor (Chandler, 1939). His work makes him a witness to many cases of murder, death, and even sexploitation, which he considers as routine except boozing. His roles and engagement make him a knight in the modern context. This makes Marloweexceptional compared to others as he is focused much on finding the truth. His position and reasoning ability could have made him a great deal of income, which he chooses not to follow but considers the way of honesty and truth. The General could have offered him a higher income if he engaged in his corrupt deals as compared to the 25 bucks daily plus the bonus (Chandler, 1939). Marlowe chooses to operate with self-rules and principles in finding the meaning in the meaningless world.