Alienist and Underdogs


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Alienist and Underdogs

  1. 1. The Alienist by Caleb Carr Brandon Engberg
  2. 2. Plot Overview <ul><li>The Alienist plot is takes place in New York during the year 1896 with a serial killer on the loose. </li></ul><ul><li>Police Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt places a team of investigators on the case after suspecting that a recent murder is similar to a couple other past. Murders. </li></ul><ul><li>However due to the potential political and economic impacts of this case Roosevelt has the detectives investigate the case in secret. </li></ul><ul><li>These five investigators must put an end to the killings. However they face many difficulties including that of witnesses and other people that may be of help being paid off. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important Characters <ul><li>John Moore - A reporter/investigator and also the narrator of the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Laszlo Kreizler - Alienest/investigator </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the fact that Roosevelt recently cleaned house and rid the most of the corrupt police officer the team was fresh with innovative new ideas. This team included: </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Howard - Investigator and as well as the first women on the NY police force. </li></ul><ul><li>The Isaacson brothers - Both Marcus and Lucius are investigators. These two bring a method of investigation, fingerprinting that is not yet accepted in the court system. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Additional Characters <ul><li>Cyrus Montrose - A servant for Dr. Laszlo. Often helps in certain situations of the investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Stevie Taggart - Another servant of Dr. Laszlo. Young boy who Dr. Laszlo saved from serving jail time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Underdogs <ul><li>by Mariano Azuela </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plot Overview <ul><li>The Underdogs follows a poor man by the name of Demitrio Marcias. </li></ul><ul><li>Marcias is tired of being mistreated by the local Mexican Police, the Federales. </li></ul><ul><li>He flees to the mountains and begins recruiting people to fight for a revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the fact that Marcias claims to be against the Federales he imitates most of their actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Both the Federales and Marcias steal from each village that they visit. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characters <ul><li>Demitrio Marcias - Main character who the book follows, he hates the Federales and is a remarkable marksmen with a rifle. </li></ul><ul><li>Luis Cervantes - An educated man his is knowledgeable in medicine. Originally recruited by the Federales he refuses and jions the revolution. Eventually just to flee to the United states. </li></ul><ul><li>Guero Margerito - A bitter angry man he blames his hostility of the times in which he lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Camila - A young peasant girl who is in love with Luis Cervantes. However she is tricked into loving Demitiro Marcias. </li></ul>