Can we say that "The Red-Headed League" is a manichean text?
Manichaeism is a philosophy of dualities: the existence of good and evil principles with good relating to mind and the spiritual and evil relating to matter and the material. When this philosophical position is applied to literature, the text sets up these dualities of good/spirituality/light opposing evil/materialism/darkness. In "The Red-headed League" it can be said that these two positions do oppose each other...
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