undergraduate thesis
Edgar Allan Poe's Chevalier Auguste Dupin: Usage of Ratiocination in Fictional Crime Solving

Helena Marković (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleEdgar Allan Poe's Chevalier Auguste Dupin: Usage of Ratiocination in Fictional Crime Solving
AuthorHelena Marković
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American authors of all time. He is best known for works which are a part of the dark romanticism genre. However, his genius did not stop there; Poe is also generally considered as the inventor of detective fiction. Poe’s influence on detective fiction writers is so large that his fictional detective became the prototype for many later ones; most notably Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercules Poirot. The character of the detective Chevalier Auguste Dupin is featured in three of his stories, also known as The Dupin Tales, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” and “The Purloined Letter.” In these stories, Dupin solves various crime mysteries with the aid of his unnamed helper. The first tale is an example of a locked room mystery, the second one portrays Dupin as an armchair detective, and the third one introduces the motif of an unlikely perpetrator. All three stories show Dupin’s unique method of crime solving which strongly binds his observations and conclusions by the principle of ratiocination showing that no matter how extraordinary a crime is its solution always adheres to the principles of cold logic.
Parallel title (Croatian)Edgar Allan Poeov kavalir Auguste Dupin: Uporaba logičkog zaključivanja u fikcionalnom rješavanju zločina
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeHistory (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. hist.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-09
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Edgar Allan Poe detective fiction crime mystery Chevalier Auguste Dupin The Dupin Tales
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:415230
CommitterBernardica Plašćak