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    In 1893, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became sick of his character Sherlock Holmes and did the only logical thing he could think of: kill him. Within a short period subscriptions to the magazine publishing the stories dropped at unprecedented rates and people wore black armbands in the streets. Two years later, Doyle was forced to miraculously bring him back for the mere necessity to keep food on the table and death threats out of the mailbox. Now, even a century later, fans of the remake are…

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    not doing anything, but some stand out. Of all detectives, fictional and real, the most famous of all by far is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, Sherlock Holmes. Who created Sherlock? This famous fictional detective started to spread in 1887, when the first book was published, A Study in Scarlet. The British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock, was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh whom Doyle meet in 1877. Doyle was impressed by Bell’s…

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    Madison Verschleiser Social Studies The Victorian Man, Sherlock Holmes In 1887, Conan Doyle introduced, arguably, one of the most famous literary characters into the world, Sherlock Holmes. Even decades after the original publication of the series, Sherlock Holmes as a character still resonates with people around the world. Today people are drawn towards Sherlock Holmes as a polarizing character whom they can live vicariously through and be drawn into a world of a man so different from the…

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    Have you ever wondered how the Sherlock Holmes are similar to other detective stories. Im comparing three stories to other Sherlock stories. What are the things that make Sherlocks Holmes a good author. The first story i'm comparing is The adventure of the speckled band to a story called The Murders Of In Rue Morgue. These stories are different and similar in many ways. The first thing that makes the stories similar is the murders. However, the murders occur differently. In The adventure of…

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    "Thus, Holmes is a drug-using manic-depressive with a superiority complex and a long list of other symptoms that can be cataloged as mental illnesses" (Faktorovich, 183). For the 19th century detective genre, Sherlock Holmes was the ideal of a flawed protagonist – imperfect in character but exceptional in his capacity for detective work. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes is "a new and unique hero figure” (Faktorovich, 175 and an eccentric in the truest sense of the word. Rather than detracting from…

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    -Noël Coward Sherlock Holmes was a story written about London in the 1800s. It described crime in that time period and how it was dealt with. However, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inaccurate in his writing. Sherlock was a brilliant detective, and he always solved the case. However, London in the 1800s was very dangerous, and the police were useless. This made London the perfect place for crime. There were unsolved murder trials, terrible police forces, and public executions. Sherlock was a…

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    In the eyes of Sherlock Holmes, doctors seemed to have a lot of knowledge of the human anatomy. Where and how to hit vital points in a persons body and also knowing that doctors tend to be perfectionists, Holmes came up with the theory that if a doctor goes wrong, they would be the first of all criminals. Not only do doctors study about the human body but also about chemistry and poisons to either heal or kill someone. This made Holme's theory pretty accurate. Not all doctors are criminals, but…

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    Every hard working detective such as Sherlock Holmes knows how to accumulate clues to a crime. In Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery story,”The Adventure of the Speckled Band,”Holmes makes his presence in the investigation of a young woman’s death, with suspicion of the stepfather Dr. Roylott. Holmes finds out the motive, discovers a building fault that could conclude to a clue. Additionally, he discovers a mysterious restriction to an everyday furniture item. This unusual restraint to an everyday…

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    In the short stories of Sherlock Holmes and the movie, there was many differences. From my observations of reading the short stories I noticed that nowhere in the short stories was mentioned about him in a car. But in the movie there is a few scenes where there’s cars and I saw him in one of them. From this in formation I have to say that the short stories and movie take place in different time periods. Another difference I found was the way Sherlock Holmes acted. His attitude in the book was…

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    Sherlock Holmes Essay The book “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is a Sherlock Holmes book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The main characters are Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, Doctor Roylott, and Helen Stoner. The story takes place in the Stoke Moran in England in April in 1883. The main conflict in this story is Helen Stoner’s sister mysteriously dies before her wedding and Helen is afraid that the same fate awaits her. Helen Stoner seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes, who is a world…

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