Murders at the Rue Morgue


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  • Exposition The townspeople hear a scream from the top floor of a house. They approach the house to investigate.
  • Did you hear that???
  • Ahhh
  • Conflict There is confusion among the witnesses because they hear a voice but cannot distinguish the speaker's accent.
  • Let's go upstairs!
  • Rising Action The bodies of an old woman and her daughter are found in terrible shape. The daughter was shoved up the chimney and the old woman lay with a nearly severed head.
  • Climax From the sample of hair pulled from the old woman's hand and odd handprints on the daughter's neck, the detectives decide that the perpetrator wasn't a human.
  • Look at all these clues!!
  • Falling Action The detectives search for the other suspect and decide it is a sailor based on the ribbon they found at the scene that could only be from a sailor's hat.
  • Resolution The sailor describes the turn of events that led the orangutan to murder both victims and the case is solved.
  • The Ourang-Outang did it lol
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