Edgar Allan Poe Essay | The History of Mysteries

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The History of Mysteries

Summary: This essay explores literature's mystery genre, including the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie. It covers the history of the genre and various types of mysteries.
A story categorized in the mystery genre is a work of fiction, a drama, or a film dealing with a puzzling crime; or a world of imagination, and complexity with endless possibilities. Both denotative and connotative statements sum up what the mystery genre is. A mystery story takes one on an adventure where he is forced to face many vague clues while hoping he can somehow put them together by the end of the of the story or be baffled by the turnout because of the plot twists.

The mystery genre is dated back to the age of the Great Roman and Greek Empires and Ancient Egypt where they were told as tales. Such scholars like Sophocles and Euripides entwined drama and mystery so that there would be suspense, and a thirst for more. Others say, "As long as there has been crime, there has been...

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