Study Guide

The Murders in the Rue Morgue Characters

By Edgar Allan Poe

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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...

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