Week 7 - Devil in a Blue Dress
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicole Dante on Wednesday October 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 3151 at Fairleigh Dickinson University taught by Marilyn Rye in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Detective Fiction in Literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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Date Created: 10/12/16
October 10 , 2016 Devil in a Blue Dress - ending Ruby is half black, passing as white • Relationship with carter is illegal o Carter is a business owner, doesn’t want to tarnish his reputation • Effect o 2 names o Bring 2 identities together? § Daphne • Fake French accent • Tough • Born in Louisiana § Ruby • Sexually abused by father, until frank killed him • Zebras at zoo (2 colors) Ending plot • “2 personalities” o Other person referred to as “she” by Daphne (pg. 251) o Personality disorder? § Escaping childhood trauma • Strict racial division throughout book o Daphne is racially divided individually • Easy is sporadic in behavior, playing it by ear • Joppy – bar owner o Doesn’t put out cigarette § Light Holmes reference o Killed Coretta o Putting together a narrative § Not a logical deductive narrative, a story • Connecting murderers • Mouse as a sidekick o Intimidating o Easy doesn’t trust him (pg. 217) o After the money o Easy slept with his fiancé • Easy tries to be white o Part of time period’s “upper class” o Wants the right to upper class things o Wants respect • Easy isn’t violent o Mouse is violent and protective o Mouse the displacement of violence in detective?