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Subversion of Women in A Scandal in Bohemia - Subversion of Women in A Scandal in Bohemia Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" follows the story of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes on his adventures to retrieve a damaging photograph. In the society Watson describes, the apparent role of women is miniscule for emphasis focuses on one woman who is the object of Holmes' detective inquiries. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," society places women at a subordinate level pushing them to the background therefore never allowing us, the reader, to know them....   [tags: Scandal in Bohemia Essays] 819 words
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The Role of Women in Doyle´s A Scandal in Bohemia - ... This blatant disregard for his wife's feelings illustrates the insignificance that women have in Watson’s life. Watson’s particular standpoint on the significance -- or lack thereof -- of women served to be a common belief among other men during the Victorian era. Along with Watson, the King of Bohemia also displays lack of respect towards women. His concerns regarding the photograph do not center around his future wife learning of his affair and becoming outraged at his dishonest ways, but rather around tarnishing his own image....   [tags: homes, women, subordinate, detective] 894 words
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Scandal in Bohemia - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Scandal in Bohemia The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was written by Sir Arthur ConanDoyle. The novel was first published in 1892. A Scandal in Bohemia was a short story about a woman who has pictures of herself and a high Englishnobleman. She used them to blackmail him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a novelist, a detective-story writer, and aphysician. He was born on May 22, 1859 and died on July 7, 1930. He beganwriting The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1890 and finished writing it in1892....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1095 words
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A Comparison and Contrast of Sherlock Holmes as a Criminal in “Charles Augustus Milverton” and “A Scandal in Bohemia” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote both “Charles Augustus Milverton” and “A Scandal in Bohemia” in which he portrayed the infamous Sherlock Holmes as both a criminal and a detective. These dueling roles Holmes plays within the stories is unique for characterization of any character. The introduction of “A Scandal in Bohemia” illustrates Dr. Watson visiting Sherlock Holmes, as a casual friendly encounter, when a client enters with the gravest of problems. The client is a wealthy king, who has recently become engaged to a princess, but has had a previous affair with the beautiful and cunning Irene Adler....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, short story analysis]
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Gaining from Detective Work in Oedipus the King and A Scandal in Bohemia - A detective story is a genre of fiction in which a person attempts to solve a crime. The detective may be a professional or an amateur, and generally has nothing to gain from solving the crime. However in Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King”, the main character Oedipus is not only determined to solve a crime, but he is also in pursuit to find his own identity. This is similar to Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” where Sherlock Holmes has been hired to work as a detective in return for monetary compensation....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Detective Story, ] 1414 words
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The Roles of Women and the Differences in Lifestyles in A Scandal in Bohemia and The Speckled Band - The Roles of Women and the Differences in Lifestyles in A Scandal in Bohemia and The Speckled Band ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ and ‘The Speckled Band’ are two short detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They are set in England in the mid 19th century. Both of the stories are narrated by Dr Watson, who is one of the main characters. The other main character is Sherlock Holmes and he is an amateur detective. Both stories have a main female character and I am going to compare these female characters by looking at their personalities and the circumstances in which they live in....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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The Relationship of Sherlock and Watson in Conan Dole’s amazing stories of Sherlock Holmes - In Conan Dole’s amazing stories of Sherlock Holmes there is a set undertone to the relationship between the main character and the relationship to the narrator Dr. Watson. Watson views Holmes as almost an ideological figure and uses his stories and life to fulfil the true desires that he is missing in his own life. In this paper we will look at this relationship, why the author chose to tell the stories from Dr. Watson’s perspective, and lastly the how the modern day versions of the stories have twisted or defied this very important characteristic of the stories....   [tags: adventures, investigation, bohemia]
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Social Scandals in the Mystery Genre - In the mystery genre one can agree that for a mystery to function as it does, it must have elements like a case that must be solved, a detective or someone who is playing as the detective, and, in most cases, murder. But in the short story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a social scandal is a part of the theme, which is also seen in “Witness for the Prosecution,” by Agatha Christie and “Amber Gate,” by Walter Mosley. Just as a murder or a crime disrupts an aspect of society, a social scandal functions the same way....   [tags: Story Examples, Theme]
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The Watergate Scandal - June 17, 1972 forever changed both journalism and politics. A simple botched break-in marked the downfall of President Richard Nixon, and the rise to glory of two obscure young Washington Post journalists: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. While their investigative journalism revealed the truth, their questionable methods and ethics have led to these questions; Do the ends justify the means. Was their behavior ethical and legal. The Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal during the Presidency of Nixon....   [tags: richard nixon, political scandal, corruption]
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Competitive Instinct: New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal - ... The assistant head coach was suspended for 6 games and fined $100,000. Also their were four players who got suspended by the league but only one player got suspended for the entire season and that was Linebacker Johnathon Vilma. Even though the Saints appealed the suspensions of the GM and the coaches they all got denied and all the rulings stayed. The players however also appealed in which they won and were reinstated but after 1 game the commissioner appealed and all the suspensions were reinstated to the players....   [tags: NFL scandals]
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Athetic Scandals: NCAA Scandal - There has been a lot of athletic scandals in colleges in most parts of the world. These scandals have been as a result of the coaches and the directors of athletics in the colleges failing to take the full force of the law and giving their players freedom to do everything even if it is against the law. One of this fatal scandals is the Baylor university basketball scandal that occurred in the year 2003. This scandal involved the players and the coaches of the team. The scandal left one player dead and the other imprisoned for thirty five years....   [tags: NCAA rules, coaches, players]
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CMS Energy Scandal And Rebound - Beginning in 2000, CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company began to make energy trades that had no economic justification. As stated in the Securities and Exchange Commission cease and desist order ¡§CMS materially overstated its revenues, expenses and energy-trading volumes in 2000 and 2001 through the use of undisclosed round-trip energy transactions conducted by its Houston-based energy-trading division, MS&T.¡¨ These trades have now become known as "round-trip" trades. CMS issued false Press Releases describing the trades as low margin trades when in fact there were no margins....   [tags: Business Scandal] 1335 words
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Accounting Scandals: The ENRON Scandal in 2001 - ... • Lack of information of transaction or financial statement of events during the reporting period. • Covering up the fact which could affect the amounts of financial statements. • Altering records or significantly relating terms to unusual transactions. • Assets can also be misused in various ways like Embezzling receipts, Stealing physical assets or intellectual property, causing an entity to pay for un-received goods or services and using entity’s assets for personal use. Interviewee’s Details: We interviewed Mr....   [tags: corruption, accounting frauds] 1233 words
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The School for Scandal - Older more aged literature usually is far superior to new less seasoned literature. Many readers may not see it this way because of how the older literature was written. The way readers are supposed to interpret that piece of literature isn’t always the way it is interpreted. The School for Scandal’s use of sophisticated humor makes it harder for modern readers to enjoy it. The School for Scandal is a Restoration play, or a satirical piece about those times (Barbra Dozier Web). Richard Brinsley Sheridan portrayed the upper class of the time in this play by showing the hypocrisy that is occurring and showing one of people’s favorite pastimes of the era, destroying other people’s reputations...   [tags: Sophisticated Humor, Restoration Play]
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The Personality of Sherlock Holmes - ... In “The Five Orange Pips”, Sherlock pays attention to slight details such as date when people were dead and places from which the threat letters were sent. Sherlock can often be quite cold and dispassionate. However he does have capacities for human emotion and friendship. He has a remarkable capacity to gently soothe and reassure people suffering from extreme distress by offering cup of coffee to shivering people, drying clothes for soaked clients and making them feel safe. Sherlock also has emotions, however, he decides to suppress them since they can be disturbing factors in his capability to think logically....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, character analysis]
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The Watergate Scandal - ... Although he wasn’t impeached, he was facing likely impeachment, which led him to resign. The Nixon administration denied everything that occurred that evening and tried to cover it up as much as they could. The fact that it was in Washington D.C., close to the White House and other government headquarters, gave the investigators an easy access to uncovering evidence, which ultimately lead to the administration being caught. The FBI eventually connected the dots, and found evidence that the burglars’ cash was connected to a slush fund, which was used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President....   [tags: Nixon, notorious events in American history]
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The Enron Scandal - The Enron scandal was mostly all about how these people that was supposed to be the smartest people in the world that made a stock company increase in so much money by lying and stealing money from customers. The company used so many ways to get their stocks up high and try to keep them there. They tried far beyond what they could happen and the company failed and collapsed at the end when Jeff skilling resigned as CEO and president of Enron. The former CEO of Enron was born on November 25,1953 in the town of pittsburgh pennsylvania....   [tags: Jeff Skilling, stock, company]
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The Watergate Scandal - ... The tape transcripts further damaged Nixon. On the tapes he swore like a sailor and behaved like a bully. Then there was the matter of 17 crucial minutes missing from one of the tapes. (undoing a president) The thieves that had robbed from the white house were McCord Jr., Sturgis, Barker, Gonzalez, and Martínez who were recruited by some ex-CIA officer and a member, E. Howard Hunt. The one who was monitoring the break in nearby was also Hunt and was soon arrested with G. Gordon Liddy who was the leader of the group called “White House Plumbers.” This group had been formed on the wake of publication of the Pentagon Papersand charged with investigating leaks....   [tags: thieves, nixon, congress] 929 words
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The Watergate Scandal - Political leaders of the United States were, at one time, thought of as crucial members of our society. Ideally, their main goal was to represent and satisfy the needs of the American people. Unfortunately, over the last fifty years, our trust in our administrative representatives has drastically declined. Beginning with the great conspiracy theory that President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 was actually planned by political leaders, America had, for the first time in history, begun to question its faith in its very own government....   [tags: Richard Nixon, Washington Post]
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The Watergate Scandal - Break-in at the Watergate. Nixon was up for reelection against democratic George McGovern when things got interesting. Watergate is a hotel in Washington, D.C. that in addition held many business offices and, at the time, the Democratic National Committee headquarters. On June 17, 1972, five members of the “plumbers,” a top secret organization that was authorized by Nixon, were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Their purpose was to stop news leaks to the media, after earlier in his Presidency when disclosed military information leaked to the press....   [tags: nixon, leaks, media, corruption]
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The Watergate Scandal - The Watergate Scandal has cast a shadow over what should be considered great presidency. One would be hard pressed to find anyone nowadays who would admit that two time Richard Nixon did anything more than wiring tapings. The point could be made that compared to the NSA controversy of today, Watergate is small potatoes in regards to the government's prowess in the public of today's private lives. But two wrongs do not make a right, and just because one President tapped more phones than the other does not mean that Nixon should get a pass....   [tags: nixon, corruption] 990 words
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The Watergate Scandal - ... Around 1947 Richard Nixon became the vice president of Dwight Eisenhower, but not before Nixon was involved with a scandal that eventually led to the infamous checkers speech. Richard Nixon was vice president for about eight years and then eventually ran for president in the election of 1960 and lost the election to John F. Kennedy. Richard Nixon finally recovered from his political defeat against John F. Kennedy. Richard Nixon was chosen again as the Republican party's candidate during the 1968 election....   [tags: Nixon's administration, robbers] 1264 words
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An examination of how Sherlock Holmes' abilities and techniques, - An examination of how Sherlock Holmes' abilities and techniques, allied to his personal characteristics, enable him to solve crimes There are many reasons to explain why Sherlock Holmes is one of the world's most famous fictional detectives. However, the main reason for this is that not only are the stories complex, but the actual character of Sherlock Holmes has extreme depth, with some subtle elements of his character only becoming apparent when he is in certain situations. This is why Sherlock Holmes is one of the most, if not the most interesting fictional characters to study....   [tags: English Literature] 822 words
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Media Effects on the Watergate Scandal - The way that the Watergate scandal was presented to the media was very good and helped to unravel the scandal. By getting many anonymous sources that were involved in the investigation of the Watergate scandal and taking an aggressive approach to reporting the story. The media provided in depth investigative coverage of the events surrounding the Watergate scandal. The public began to question the effectiveness and the honesty of the president and the government. In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, many people began to feel suspicious of federal agencies and also the Watergate scandal completely changed the way journalists go about investigating scandals and other stories During th...   [tags: journalism,federal agencies,nixon administration]
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Nixon the Villain?: The Watergate Scandal - A scandal now known as Watergate occurred on June 17, 1972. This scandal occurred when five men were caught trying to wiretap the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. At 1:55 A.M., Frank Wills, a security guard at the Watergate hotel, discovered evidence of a break-in and called the police. The five men, who broke into the hotel, tried to wiretap the sixth floor where the headquarters was but failed. Though it now makes sense, it was a surprise to many people when Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reported that the men involved in this break-in were directly or indirectly involved with Richard Nixon’s reelection committee known as CREEP....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Tesco and The Horsemeat Scandal - Introduction This essay attempts to critically evaluate Tesco with regards to the Horsemeat Scandal. The aim is to critically asses this event through the application of theories and readings. A brief background on how the scandal arose will be provided. Key question that must be asked are did Tesco misbehave at all. And if they did, how could they have been able to justify their actions to themselves. According to Cooper and Owen (2007) accountability is a somewhat unclear term. This is not because the exact definition of being accountable ‘required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible’ (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2014) is hard to understand, it is because the question stil...   [tags: food safety and corporate responsibility]
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The Impact of the Watergate Scandal - Everyday citizens often live unaware of their government’s inner workings. The knowing of political espionage is often too heavy of a subject to be inducted in conversation. True, prima facie, modest twists and turns of information may not be considered substantial, but this inconsideration leaves much to be uncontrolled. It is easy for political leaders to become power crazed, to not realize the massive implications that come of their actions. Only after all is said and done do the people actually realize their government is an opaque mask of deception....   [tags: Top 10 Corrupt Politicians]
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Watergate Scandal - Richard Nixon’s time in the White House was, without a doubt, one of the most unusual presidencies in American history. Nixon quickly took a different approach from the men that came before him; although he entered office at a trying time for the American people, he insisted that the public needed the hard facts, not inspirational speeches. However, after winning the election Nixon gave in to his advisors’ desires for an uplifting message, and promised the public that his administration would be committed to “bringing the American people together”....   [tags: Richard Nixon, Republican party, resignation]
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Watergate Scandal - Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, presided over a career of firsts. He was the first Republican candidate to participate in the first nationally televised presidential debate, he was the first president to visit the People’s Republic of China, the first president to nominate a vice-president under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and on August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon became the first president to resign from the office of the presidency. The Watergate Scandal began as a crime, grew to cover-up, and ended with the resignation of a leader of the free world....   [tags: Richard Nixon, President] 917 words
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