A Study in Scarlet

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  • Analysis Of The Adventure Of The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    moments before returning to reality. In contrast, Holmes quickly and collectively moves on and travels to Dr. Roylott’s room. In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” Holmes’s ability to diffuse such a calm energy in a time of mere crisis causes generations of readers to grow fond of him. A second reason Holmes is an icon to readers across the world is because his arrogance. In “A Study in Scarlet” Holmes is seen as having no filter. During a conversation about different novels, Watson asks Holmes, “Have you read Gaboriau’s works?” (Doyle, A Study in Scarlet 14); Holmes scorns, “That book made me positively ill” (15). Doyle’s craftsmanship comes into play, as he uses characterization to show how flashy Holmes can be when it comes to his skills. Watson mutters “I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation” (Doyle, A Study in Scarlet 15). Here, Doyle constructs Watson in such a way to easily be victim to Holmes’s pretension. As both Watson and Holmes take notice of the “plainly- dressed individual who was walking slowly down the other side of the street” (Doyle, A Study in Scarlet 15), Holmes claims that the man is a retired sergeant of Marines. Watson, proudly waiting to prove that Holmes is inaccurate, falls inferior to him after the discovery that Holmes was precisely correct. In circumstances like these, Holmes’s arrogance takes spotlight. Sherlock Holmes often uses his companion Dr. Watson to prove his superiority, further showing his arrogance. As…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Qualities

    You are a literary scholar and expert on the mystery genre. You have been asked to deliver a guest lecture for a college course in criminal justice; specifically, you must discuss the qualities of a good detective. Write a lecture that compares two popular detectives, one of whom must be Sherlock Holmes. The other detective can be from another work of literature, a film, or a television series. Evaluate the fictional detectives’ positive and negative qualities, their strategies, and their…

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  • Sherlock Holmes In The Speckled Band By Conan Doyle

    Sherlock Holmes has been extremely popular since Sir Author Conan Doyle created him. Holmes is a fictional character in the late 19th century who was a remarkable detective. He is known for solving mysterious cases that no other person could solve, not even the police. Sherlock is an excellent detective for his use of observations, deductions, and imagination. Holmes uses these skills in the stories: “A Study in Scarlet”, “The Speckled Band”, and “Silver Blaze”. In the short story “A Study in…

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  • Comparing Detective Fiction In Poe And Holmes

    be observed first what detective fiction is. Detective fiction is a genre in which an investigator or a detective, professional or not, investigates a crime, often murder. In these stories, the primary concern of the plot is finding out the truth, which is figured out thanks to a difficult process combined with intuitive logic, observation and making inferences. It is said that this genre is, in fact, very old but, however, for the English-speaking world, detective fiction started with Edgar…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Research Paper

    Author (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, in year 1886. Transcending literature onto stage and screen, Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate audiences to this day. The Sherlock Holmes exhibition of The Museum of London titled “The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die”, London’s first on the detective since 1951, uses early film, photography and paintings plus original Victorian era artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, and to…

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  • Sherlock Holmes And Hercule Poirot Analysis

    without abandoning the safety of their seat. The mystery genre has borne some of the most fascinating characters in the world, two of the most recognized being Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Though Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Hercule Poirot, created by Agatha Christie, are both famed intellectual detectives and share many aspects, there are also many distinctions that distinguish their characters from one another, the most prominent examples being their…

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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Super Hero

    TV series Sherlock, his ability to deduce becomes almost unrealistic and, this is where that Sherlock’s mental abilities start to sharpen, almost becoming a superpower. The best example of this is when he goes to the crime scene and studies the detective, whose married, and through the scent of the female detective’s deodorant he knows that she is wearing the deodorant of the first detective, then deduces that his wife is out of town and that they had spent the night together. Another example…

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  • The Blood Pit Book Analysis

    The Blood Pit Kate Ellis is a crime fiction writer known for her ability to incorporate medieval history and archaeology in her crime and mystery novels. The historical facts used to illustrate Kate’s novels enrich its plots providing readers not only with the excitement of solving mysteries but also with interesting facts about history of the medieval times. The Wesley Peterson series is an example of her mystery and history blend, it is an exciting series of eighteen crime novels in which she…

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  • Analysis Of Irene Adler In A Scandal In Ademia

    Irene Adler: The Unexpected Victor In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal In Bohemia,” one of the first things mentioned is Sherlock Holmes’ lasting impression of Irene Adler. It becomes clear to the reader within the first few sentences of this short story that Sherlock Holmes was captivated by this mysterious woman. It is not until the end of the story that the reader learns why Holmes, who formerly seemed to mostly disregard the opposite sex, was so enamored with this particular woman.…

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  • How Does Arthur Conan Doyle Create Tension And Suspense In The Speckled Band

    We feel we can hear the crashing sound close by. The following simile- "Swaying to and fro like that of a drunkard. Presents a terrifying picture of the figures movement. "Metaphors are also used to very good effect by Conan Doyle. On page 182, Holmes interjects Helens narrative with the comment "These are very deep waters," Holmes clearly sees this as a terrible situation and we can sense that he feels the problem is going to be very difficult to solve. We can see on…

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