Also, I think I may have found an example that could work for the themes of Individuality, Authority and Morals. Here are some facts I could manipulate and mention in my answer:
- Name: C. Auguste Dupin
- Protagonist of three short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, American novelist
- relies on intuition to solve crimes as opposed to hard evidence (needed to indict or absolve criminals nowadays)
- In "The Purloined Letter" (1844), he knows the police will look in the wrong place for an incriminating letter and thus distracts the criminal while replacing the letter with a fake, after he discerns its location, and leaving
- Shows how he disregards authority figures to solve a crime which the police weren't able to solve
- First "detective", formed the way for Sherlock holmes and the likes
- Utilizes a different method to solve crimes showing individuality
- Disregards morals by misleading the suspected criminal based on a hunch and stealing the letter, furthermore, he waits for the reward to be doubled before he hands over the letter, despite having retrieved it a while back
Critiques? Is this a good example? Does it relates to only the themes of individuality, authority and morality or are there others?
I may also add the quote for good effect if the topic is individuality or such: "Good men must not obey the laws too well" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Really need this, need to ace the June SAT essay.
Last edited by JebarPolsky; 05-28-2010 at 05:18 AM.