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Conflict in The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Conflict Examples in The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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"Dupin said the last words in a very low tone, and very quietly. Just as quietly, too, he walked toward the door, locked it, and put the key in his pocket. He then drew a pistol from his bosom and placed it, without the least flurry, upon the table..."   (The Murders in the Rue Morgue)

Notice how Poe intensifies the dramatic tension during the scene in which the full explanation of what happened on the night of the murders is provided. Dupin and his friend, the narrator, are now armed with three loaded pistols and Dupin has locked the door to prevent the sailor from trying to escape.

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