Week 6 - Devil in a Blue Dress
Week 6 - Devil in a Blue Dress 3151
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicole Dante on Saturday October 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 3151 at Fairleigh Dickinson University taught by Marilyn Rye in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Detective Fiction in Literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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Date Created: 10/08/16
September 6 , 2016 Walter Mosley – Devil in a Blue Dress Chapters 11-20 Observations • Internal conflict over becoming a detective • Racism • Reactions to white people o Doesn’t trust o Make him nervous • Overwhelmed o Carries through to the reader? o Voice, conflict, makes for good detective § Hears for the first time in the military § Give him confidence, tells him what he should do • Things related to being respected Looking for Frank Green (dead Daphne’s boyfriend) • Makes Easy into a detective • Frank sells liquor, dangerous • John’s club o “don’t go in there unless you belong there” • Barber shop • Liquor store • Brothel • Follows card to Maxim Baxter o Developing detective method o Interaction with characters in office § Racist undertones Chapter 13 • Daphne calls, asks to be picked up • “Police have white slavery on the brain” • Daphne – young, leaving with suitcase of money o Suitcase picked up from Mr. Carter at Richards o Beautiful but vulnerable o Easy doesn’t trust her
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