The answers to why mysteries intrigue us

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The answers to why mysteries intrigue us

Popular mystery books stand up next to each other.

Popular mystery books stand up next to each other.

Popular mystery books stand up next to each other.

Popular mystery books stand up next to each other.

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The curious reader clicks on the link, curious about the headline. In an instant, the article explodes onto the screen and hooks in the reader.

The reader carefully digests each word carefully to discover the meaning of the article: why mysteries are so intriguing.

All mysteries contain one thing in common: a conflict, a result and a person to piece together the clues that go toward the result.

Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew and The Doctor solved countless mysteries in their lifetime. Even when we know the detective will prevail, we follow their adventures to the end.

But why are we so compelled to mysteries? The question holds many answers.

Senior Karly Jauregui said that “we all have a mystery of our own to figure out. [Mysteries get] us away from our life and allows us to solve something else.”

Mysteries are a fun logic puzzle like sudoku. Readers feel accomplished once all of the parts are put into place.

Mysteries force people to think outside the box, sharpening critical thinking skills.

Of course, some people like the thrills and entertainment instead of the puzzles. Live action mysteries portray a fictional urgency that feels realistic.

All mysteries hold a unique level of suspense that keep us on our toes. Junior Alex Baum described the suspense as “not knowing what will happen.”

“Action mysteries add to the suspense,” Said Baum.

The mystery genre ultimately holds itself to one notion: there is no puzzle without a solution.

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