Monkey Murders

Monkey Murders

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Storyboard Description

Plot diagram, Murders in the Rue Morgue

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition: The story begins by describing how Dupin and the narrator meet.They live a secluded life together in Paris.
  • Conflict: Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter are both found dead after two voices are heard. The daughter is up the chimney and the mother is found decapitated in the courtyard.
  • Rising Action: Dupin and the narrator get permission to investigate the crime scene. 
  • Climax: Dupin and the narrator conclude that the murderer is not human. They deduct that an Ourang-Outang committed the murders. An ad they put in the paper lures in the Ourang-Outang's owner.
  • Falling Action: Dupin and the narrator get information on the murders from the sailor in exchange for them finding the Ourang-Outang. 
  • Resolution: LeBon is released from jail and the Ourang-Outang goes back to his owner.
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