Mystery and Detective Novels in Japan


Paper details 
– minimum of 3000 words
– use at least three texts
– MLA format – double spaced, one-inch margin, 12 point font
– no cover page necessary.
– 8 significant quotes
– You will be graded for the organization and argument AS WELL AS for your successful analysis of the texts

Think of this essay as a thematic paper, but avoid the superficial, general compare and contrast. Analyze in an intelligent and insightful way. This is an analytical paper; outside research is not necessary – and not encouraged.
Paper Ideas: Some major topics: changing images of crimes; definition of criminals; cities and criminals; rural areas and criminals; changing images of detectives; definition of detectives; deductive reasoning; money and crime; women and crime; the Otherness; outsiders.


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