Write a three-page (900 words, minus title and your name) essay in response to the following prompt:
In crime writing there are always victims. Explore the significance of the ways that victims are presented in the short story The Purloined Letter (1844) and the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887).
Remember to include relevant detailed analysis of the ways that Poe and Conan Doyle shape meanings.
Remember that you are writing through the lens of crime writing.
(The word significance relates to contextual, structural, linguistic and interpretative issues.)
Make sure to refer to different parts of the texts to support your views.
Make sure to refer to the methods the authors employ.
Make sure to articulate your ideas in coherent, accurate written expression.
Make sure to demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which these works are written.
Make sure that your essay demonstrates perceptive and assured work which shows confidence, sharpness of mind and sophistication to the task.