Detective Fiction

T​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​he nature of criminality is a central idea in detective fiction. Detective stories and novels consistently focus on causes and propensities for criminal behavior, as the detective uses various theories and observations of human motivation to solve a crime. Using The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and ONE of the following other detective stories we have discussed thus far in class (“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” or “The Murder in the Rue Morgue”) argue how human weakness is portrayed as the source of criminality, and how this knowledge helps the fictional detectives solve the mysteries.

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