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Essay on Harry Lavender English

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Harry LavenderEnglish Essay
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................4Main Body.......................................................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONThe Life and Crime of Harry Lavender is account on mystery of Mark's murder. Thenovel is narrated in some chapters which does not carry any title. The novel was written byMarele Day a famous Australian mystery novels. In this novel Marele's character was played byClaudia valentine a hard boiled detective who fits in convention of private investigator (Knight,2018). The story of the novel revolves around investigation which is done by Claudia valentineto find out real criminal who was behind the death of Marks. Investigation of Claudia hasevaluated each and every suspect who might be related to the death of Mark's. The present essayfurther describes about various common crime conventions of crime fiction that are used orsubvert by Marele Day in her novel. Conventions of crime fiction refers to the criteria that isused by individuals to judge crime of particular literature. It is also seen as the mystery that ispreferred by detectives.Main BodyThe novel written by Marele Day’s is found to be a subversion of the conventional hard-boiled crime fiction. This has been done by the author by making use of first person dualnarration where the protagonist of this novel is named Claudia Valentine while on the otherhand, the villain in the book being Harry Lavender. This is used to carry out the demonstration ofduality of settings of Sydney in the era of late 1980's. With the aid of this sense of duality,Marele Day makes use of the conventions of hard boiled crime genre to do a commentary uponthe core values as well as ideologies and beliefs of the society (Anderson, 2016). Throughout thenovel based on Claudia Valentine and Harry Lavender, the author expresses the concern overabsence of justice as well as morality within the city of Sydney and the manner in whichcorruption has reached a maximum level within this place. Corruption is believed to be an eternalpart of the recent history of this location over the course of time. The setting of Sydney withinthe era of late 1980's is totally distinguished from that of the future era. In the novel, the authorhas depicted that while Claudia is a lover of the Sydney in old times while Harry Lavender is alover of Sydney but of the future time (NA, 2016). The latter is shown to have a belief that withthe passage of time, there will be a time of a rapid and significant change wherein thetechnological and developmental change of city would lead to elimination or reduction of levelsof corruption in the place. Sydney is perceived to be the city undergoing significant
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