Study Guide

The Murders in the Rue Morgue Characters

Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin

We're not knocking on Poe's genius by admitting that Dupin isn't fully fleshed out as a...

The Narrator

The narrator seems to be a fairly empty character. We don't know the guy's name or where he comes...

The Sailor

This guy isn't a full-fledged character either. We think he's worth including here, though,...

The Prefect of Police

We're just given a few lines to this guy because he doesn't have a name or even a single line of...

The Ourang-Outang

What's the ape all about? Why spend an entire story detecting the activities of an animal that...