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Character Analysis in The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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"A postscript, however mentioned that Adolphe Le Bon had been arrested and imprisoned—although nothing appeared to criminate him, beyond the facts already detailed..."   (The Murders in the Rue Morgue)

This postscript reminds the readers that one of Dupin's motives for investigating the murders in the Rue Morgue is to help the bank clerk Adolphe Le Bon. The readers typically sympathize with a private detective if he is not merely motivated by curiosity or by money. In many of the Sherlock Holmes stories the great detective is working pro bono out of concern for some client in distress. An example is "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

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