Flashcards in Detective Fiction Deck (5)
Key Ingredients in Detective Fiction
Why is detective fiction so popular?
-strong, forward, moving, pacy, plot
-satisfaction of resolution CATHARSIS
-familiar characters - stereotypes? series?
-being as smart as (or smarter) than the detective in solving the problem
-nosiness, human tragedy is always interesting
-living vicariously; experience the worst without having to live it; experience a different social class - detectives can move between classes easily.
-allows writers to present complex and challenging ideas in a format that is familiar and safe for the readers
Characterisation refers to how a character is presented. This can be information given to the audience by the author about how they look, their behaviour or personality.
Who wrote Sherlock Holmes?
Arthur Conan Doyle