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  • Who Is The White Knight In The Maltese Falcon

    Written in 1939 and directed in 1941 respectively, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Maltese Falcon by John Huston are iconic in the detective genre for reinventing what it really means to be a detective in the world of literature. Their main characters are a far cry from the Sherlock Holmes and the Philo Vance type of private eye who never make any mistakes and always get the better of the villain. Instead, their detectives are gritty, hardened, and deeply flawed. However, one detective…

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  • Hound Of The Baskskervilles Analysis

    “Encourages him to seek a complex explanation when a simpler one is at hand.” (Arthur,1) The quote shown is by Sherlock Holmes. Specifically, The Hound of the Baskervilles, was influenced by Conan Doyle 's family and his real life experience. This essay relates the essence of Sherlock Holmes and the events shaped the narration and characters. In the tale about the Baskervilles’ hound, , Sherlock Holmes is the hero and main character. Holmes’ personality shows that he is an observant and…

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  • Summary Of The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

    Sherlock told Dr. Watson to bring his pistol for protection. Sherlock brought a cane to protect him. Sherlock told Dr. Watson to stay quiet. They sat in silence for a long time. At around 3 a.m., Sherlock heard something hissing. He begun to violently swing his cane around. A little while after Sherlock had begun to swing…

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  • Mark Haddon's Passage

    Mark Haddon’s first adult mystery novel is one of the most interesting and intertwining works to be read. Haddon introduces Christopher Boone, a 15 year old autistic boy, who witnesses the murder of a neighborhood dog, throughout the book Christopher is trying to solve this mystery. As a young adult Haddon worked with Autistic individuals, as a caretaker. So all of the information concerning Christopher is fist hand and quite factual. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Definition

    the most likely culprit. It lays the ground of this story. Without these key points, the reader would be left in confusion and unable to understand what is going on. Later on, Sherlock and Watson of course investigate for clues, and Sherlock forms a plan of action which leads to the climax, where Sherlock and Watson lock themselves in Julia’s old room to expose the murderer and his weapon. The weapon being a snake from India who turns on it’s master and bites him instead. Thus, leading us to the…

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  • Essay On Mind Palace

    3. The mind palace (or brain attic) In one of the many stories that Conan Doyle wrote, Holmes tells Watson: “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.” Then, the idea of the brain attic is not actually new, because this quote was published in 1891. The brain attic is not a very common idea, it is not usual to come across those words neither in literature nor in television, nevertheless, it is one of the most…

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  • Dirk Gently Analysis

    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a series that defies the laws of traditional television productions; it is tragic and comedic, suspenseful and light-hearted, heart breaking and beautiful. In this BBC production, Dirk Gently, a holistic detective that believes everything is a clue; Todd Brotzman, a skeptical sidekick to the detective and Farah Black, an experienced bodyguard who cannot seem to leave the detective’s side, strive to solve the mystery of the penthouse massacre and the…

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  • The Importance Of Sherlock Holmes

    book The Hound of the Baskervilles.Although Nancy Drew has modern technology equipment to help her, Sherlock Holmes is a better detective because his powers of deduction, instinctual actions, and reliance on a sidekick help him be more efficient. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ partner, is his long time friend throughout the Sherlock Holmes series. Having a strong bond with your partner can be vital to solve a case. On Page 3 Sherlock Holmes said, "but you are a conductor of light.” This quote from…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Hound Of The Baskskervilles Book And Book

    the book to the movie, 32% find them equally as good, 5% prefer the movie, and 9% don’t read the book. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle follows the mystery of the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville from the point of view of Dr. Watson, the admirable companion of Sherlock Holmes, a master of deduction. The 2002 BBC movie adaptation, directed by David Attwood, follows the same story, but both major and minor plot details differ as well as the characters. Comparing The Hound…

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  • Secret Letters Summary

    The book I have read recently is called Secret Letters. A mystery and a historical fiction book. Written by Leah Scheier, published on June 26, 2012. Considered to be one of her special spinoffs of her all time favorite Sherlock. Since there are four main characters, Dora Joyce, her cousin Adelaide, detective Neville Porter, and also detective Peter Cartwright. A site that the plot takes place the heart of London, England. Where Dora and Adelaide are to travel to for an important emergency.…

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