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The Red Headed League and The Speckled Band - Conan Doyle´s hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian and Edwardian society for many reasons. What in your opinion ,makes the stories "The Red Headed League "and "The Speckled Band" exciting and successful . Comparative essays on Sherlock Holmes ===================================== Conan Doyle´s hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian and Edwardian society for many reasons. What in your opinion ,makes the stories "The Red Headed League "and "The Speckled Band"exciting and successful ....   [tags: English Literature] 1332 words
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A Detailed Analysis of The Red-Headed League and The Final Problem - A Detailed Analysis of The Red-Headed League and The Final Problem In 1888, "A Study in Scarlet" was published, bringing together the infamous duo of Holmes and Watson - and in the creation of Holmes, earned Conan Doyle his fortune. "Scandal in Bohemia" and the following stories of his characters journey into the world of crime solving appeared in "The Strand" magazine. The 1880s saw a growing market for popular fiction and at a mere sixpence a week, it had anxious people rushing to the stands for literary entertainment, amusement and escapism....   [tags: Papers] 1516 words
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In The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Red Headed League Sherlock - In The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Red Headed League Sherlock Holmes investigates crimes committed by Dr Grimsby In ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’ and ‘The Red Headed League’ Sherlock Holmes investigates crimes committed by Dr Grimsby Roylott and John Clay with the help of his sidekick Dr Watson. Conan Doyle has presented these characters and crimes very differently and also very vividly through their auctions and the use of language in each story. When Conan Doyle introduces the villain in ‘The Speckled Band’ he uses Helen Stoner....   [tags: English Literature] 1347 words
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Victims and Villains in The Speckled Band, The Cardboard Box, and The Red Headed League - Having read a range of detective stories by Conan Doyle, compare the presentations of victims and villains in The Speckled Band and two other stories. In this essay, I am going to look at how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has written the Sherlock Holmes stories, looking at the victims, villains, Holmes and his dear friend Watson. The Sherlock Holmes, stories are written in the detective genre, all of the stories that I have looked at to compile this essay, have a crime, victims, and villains. It also shows this as there is always a crime that Sherlock Holmes solves, by his intelligence....   [tags: English Literature] 2435 words
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Comparison of Doyle's Presentation of the Crime and the Way It is Solved in The Speckled Band / The Red Headed League - Comparison of Doyle's Presentation of the Crime and the Way It is Solved in The Speckled Band / The Red Headed League All of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories follow the same basic lines. There is always the discovery of a crime accompanied by baffling circumstances, which attract the interest of the great detective. His less astute assistant, Dr. Watson, always accompanies him. Much time is spent examining clues and discarding red herrings, working out motive and opportunity, finding the solution and announcing the conclusion often to the surprise of everyone else....   [tags: Papers] 1519 words
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Compare The Speckled Band, The Red Headed League and Silver Blaze as Examples of Detective Fiction - The birth of classic detective fiction was originated just in the mid nineteenth century, and was producing its own genre. Classical detective fiction follows a set of rules called the ‘Ten commandments of detective fiction’. The genre is so popular it can bee seen by the number of sales in any good book stores. Many of these books have been created a long time ago and there is still a demand for these types of books. The popularity is still ongoing because it provides constant entertainment, and also the reader can also have a role of detective trying to solve the crime/case committed....   [tags: mystery, literary genre] 1436 words
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The Modern View of Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Stories - The Modern View of Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Stories How successful is Conan Doyle in writing detective fiction that appeals to a modern reader. Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories were written in the Victorian times and were based on some events in his life. Sherlock Holmes was based around a friend Dr Joseph bell, who would deduce injuries just by looking at them. People enjoy Crime fiction because in detective stories , like crosswords, you have to figure out the clues to the problem, also it makes the reader feel they are working alongside the detective....   [tags: Papers] 1530 words
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How Conan Doyle Creates Suspense and Tension in the Sherlock Holmes Stories? - Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 22nd May 1859. He attended Edinburgh University and graduated with a degree in medicine, in 1881. He then practised as a doctor from 1882-1891, but not very successfully. Whilst practising as a doctor, in 1887, he published his first short story featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, “A study in Scarlet”. The Strand magazine, founded in 1890, published a series of Sherlock Holmes stories, this let both the detective and the magazine becoming extremely popular....   [tags: Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, ] 1302 words
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How Does Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Create Suspense in His Writing? - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British physician and writer, mostly well known for his stories “Sherlock Holmes”, which are generally in the field of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. In the following paragraphs I will be talking about the three stories ‘Red Headed League’, ‘Silver Blaze’ and ‘scandal in Bohemia’. The story ‘Scandal in Bohemia’ starts of very odd, “To Sherlock Holmes, she is always the woman’....   [tags: Literary Review] 836 words
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The Detective Story Genre - In this essay I will be analysing: The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, and The Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I will be showing and comparing the plots of all three stories, the settings, the structure, and language used, characteristics of Holmes and Watson, and my own conclusion. All three stories were written in the 1890s.Crime writing was very popular in the 19th century, people found it to be very entertaining. It all started with a man called Edgar Allan Poe, he wrote the very first detective story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”....   [tags: Year 10 GCSE Coursework] 2028 words
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Sherlock Holmes' Success in Victorian Times - Sherlock Holmes' Success in Victorian Times Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian society for many reasons. Sherlock Holmes stories are some of the best detective stories ever written .'The Red Headed League' is about a strange organisation which Mr. Holmes´ client , Mr. Wilson was working for until it dissolved . Finally the strange league turns out to be simply a cover up to sidetrack Mr . Wilson while the criminals dig a secret tunnel from his cellar aiming to rob gold from the "City and Suburban Bank" ....   [tags: Papers] 601 words
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Sherlock Holmes stories became extremely successful and were enormously - Sherlock Holmes stories became extremely successful and were enormously popular amongst people. SHERLOCK HOLMES Sherlock Holmes detective stories have been known and loved by people all around the world. Something magical was about the character of Sherlock Holmes that makes him so famous all around the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories. The author was a young age doctor in 1886 when he set up a medical practice in South sea, Hampshire. With fewer patients, making their way to his surgery there was a lot of free time when he scribbled down some ideas for a story involving a brilliant detective....   [tags: English Literature] 1721 words
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Is Sherlock Holmes an Individual or a By Product of the Victorian Age? - Is Sherlock Holmes an Individual or a By Product of the Victorian Age. To the ignorant onlooker Sherlock Holmes is simply a clever detective amongst a horde of similar duplicates from various tales and myths of the crime-solving era. Sherlock Holmes is the culmination from a culture of detectives. Francis Eugene Vidocq, a “Holmes” in the making, with an utter disregard for the official police, an ability to disguise himself, and clever plans to catch the criminals accompanied by an excellent knowledge of the criminal underworld....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Essays] 2779 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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Analysis of the Way Conan Doyle Portrays Sherlock Holmes - Analysis of the Way Conan Doyle Portrays Sherlock Holmes The course of this GCSE assignment I will be focusing my discussion of Conan Doyle's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes' style of detective work and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle engage readers with the text. I will also provide evidence to support my observations of Sherlock Holmes from the following short stories which I have studied; The Adventure of Speckled Band and The Red-Headed League. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859....   [tags: Papers] 3218 words
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Watson as a Narrative Device in Conan Doyle's Stories About Sherlock Holmes - Watson as a Narrative Device in Conan Doyle's Stories About Sherlock Holmes Conan Doyle wrote many stories about Sherlock Holmes, originally for a newspaper called the Strand. In the stories he uses a character called Dr Watson to tell the stories. Watson is Holmes's close friend and companion in solving the mysteries. Watson is very useful for telling the story because he is not quite as smart as Holmes. This helps Conan Doyle because Watson never quite knows what Holmes is thinking....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes - The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes Detective stories first became popular in the Victorian era following the emergence of organized police forces in the 1830's. Fascination with the criminal heros accompanied a corresponding interest in the methodical uncovering of crime. Public hangings were frequent and Victorian people feared crime greatly. This meant that when the detective stories came about they felt the fictional character that cracked every case became the perfect detective i.e....   [tags: Papers] 1565 words
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Popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. - Popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born 22 May 1859. His adult career started as a G.P through the influence of his university lecturer, Dr Joseph Bell who was also a great inspiration for Sherlock Holmes the character. Conan Doyle’s medical career never took off professionally and he was unable to get established as a G.P, which his mother had always wanted him to be. The short stories Conan Doyle originally wrote were not Holmes related, the first of them being “J Habakkuk Jephsons Statement” which was a huge hit....   [tags: English Literature] 1726 words
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The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories - The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was best known as the creator of perhaps the most famous and successful fictional stories. I think that Conan Doyle's crime stories were among the most popular, and they still are to the present day. The story that Conan Doyle wrote was amazingly powerful and hooked the reader in a way that I thought was fantastic. When Conan Doyle was writing his stories, there was near enough always a scene of weirdness and mysterious tension being built up in the background....   [tags: Papers] 1965 words
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Holmes and Watson in the Detective Genre - Holmes and Watson in the Detective Genre The detective performs a key role in the story and provides hope to the reader, especially in the time when Sherlock Holmes was written. Victorian life was hard, law-less and dangerous and especially in London. In every story Conan Doyle A vital component to the detective genre is the sleuth himself who in these stories is portrayed as a convincing, sharp, and witty character; a gentleman with intelligence, more so than the reader and side kick, well rounded and good natured....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes Dr. Watson Detectives Essays] 4049 words
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Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He was created first of all to accumulate money and although was not hated by his creator, he was not particularly liked either as he did not consider it "serious" writing. Arthur after writing the first series of six volumes of shelorck Holmes he decided to move on and to write novels that interested him more. These were popular although they fell short of the new-found popularity that Sherlock Holmes had reached....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1457 words
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Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes London in the era of Victorians was a fascinating place to live. Prostitution, drug abuse and murder were commonplace. Everyone was trying to find an answer to the question ‘ who done it. ‘ but they had no experience to find an answer even when they were following the clues. Then Arthur Conan Doyle made up a character, detective Sherlock Holmes. In the late 1880’s everyone was talking about this character. People liked such stories because stories contain a twist which makes it more enjoyable and interesting....   [tags: Doyle Sherlock Holmes Detective Essays] 960 words
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Exploring the Reasons Behind the Popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories - Exploring the Reasons Behind the Popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories Although not a real detective, the character of Sherlock Holmes gave the general public a sense of security because in the stories he is seen to solve cases quite easily, such as in "The Man With The Twisted Lip." Watson says "I wish I knew how you reached your results" and Holmes replies, "I reached this one, by sitting upon five pillows and consuming an ounce of shag." This gives the readers a sense of security because it seems as if Holmes makes no effort to solve the crimes but they are still solved with the minimum of fuss....   [tags: Papers] 925 words
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Highridge United 2-2 Against Bristol Central - A spectacular climax at Craven Cottage saw struggling side Highridge United snatch a point with the final touch of the game against table top of the table Bristol Central. The hosts stunned the visitors when Scottish striker James O’Neil gave United a shock lead early in the game, but Oliver Higginson’s equalizer, the sending off of Nathan Hughes and a heartbreaking last minute goal by Dean Smith appeared to have crushed the home side of any hopes of a positive outcome. Amazingly, however, Reeko curled in a sensational screamer into the top corner to level the scores and bring an end to a breathtaking final few minutes....   [tags: sports,] 640 words
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Reasons for the Problems of The Weimar Republic in 1918 - 1923 - Reasons for the Problems of The Weimar Republic in 1918 - 1923 There were a number of reasons for the problems that the new Republic had to face. It was a completely new government which had to be established. They had to survive the defeat of the war and the lack of confidence Germans had thus acquired -mainly over the political system. There was an eminent amount of political resistance to the new Republic, from right-wing nationalists, and on the opposite end of the scale, left-wing communists - both of these groups using violence in attempting to challenge the new Regime which they opposed greatly....   [tags: Papers] 1473 words
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Holmes presents us with a world view that is imminently sane, secure - Holmes presents us with a world view that is imminently sane, secure and predictable - the very antithesis of what Doyle found in his own life and what we often find in ours. Sherlock Holmes Coursework (rough draft) Q. What writing techniques that Sherlock Holmes utilized made his stories so popular in the 1890s What I can tell you about his style is that Conan Doyle writes in a very baroque style, that I had some difficulty following, but when analyzed I can tell you everything you need to know about what he used to make his writing distinct at that time Holmes presents us with a world view that is imminently sane, secure and predictable - the very antithesis of what Doyle found in his own life and what we often find in ours His deductions are drawn from what seems to us as obvious, but we could never dream of ever attaining such high powers of observation What Conan doyle does to differenciate himself from other authors is a method which I noticed in almost every single mystery of his that I have read....   [tags: English Literature] 560 words
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Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to few baseball "purists" left to support it. Baseball was in search of a new audience, and Babe Ruth handed it to them on a silver platter. Babe Ruth started the Home run era of baseball....   [tags: Biography Biographies Baseball Player Essays] 1034 words
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes As my first point I would like to comment on the use of Watson as a narrator. I think that the writer does this to show how clever Sherlock Holmes is compared to an ordinary person. We see this as Watson often gets confused and doesn't know what's going on, where as Holmes always seems to be in control. An example of this is in the story 'The Blue Carbuncle', before the mystery has even come to light, Sherlock Holmes deduces certain things from a battered hat....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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The Long Patrol - Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England where he still lives today and writes all of his books. Brian Jacques is well known for his writing of the Redwall book series. His other professions involved him being longshoreman, a stand-up comedian, a long-distance truck driver, and a playwright. Brian Jacques started writing these books as stories for children with disabilities at a special school in his hometown of Liverpool. The Berkley Publishing Group 1997 I would definitely recommend this book for a friend to read....   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective with his own series of books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s otherwise known as the Victorian era in England. The stories were set in London on Baker Street. The people of Victorian England loved Sherlock Holmes because he always got his man, and the police in their time could not get anyone. Another reason the English people from the Victorian era loved Sherlock Holmes is the way he solves the crimes....   [tags: English Literature] 856 words
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The Character Of Sherlock Holmes - The Character Of Sherlock Holmes In this essay I will explain why the Victorians found Arthur Conan Doyles' Sherlock Holmes character quite so compelling and why the stories are still so popular today. Victorians will have found Sherlock Holmes' very interesting because he was an upper class educate4d gentleman and this was the sort of person who was very well respected in Victorian times, and they would also have loved how he solved all his crimes, because there police force were so unreliable....   [tags: Papers] 1529 words
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The Success of the Opening to The Empty House in Engaging the Reader in the Story - The Success of the Opening to The Empty House in Engaging the Reader in the Story English Coursework An author can engage the reader in their stories by describing different aspects of the text in an interesting way. The narrator of a story is one way that can interest a reader by the knowledge and background they have or by the way they tell a story. The larger than life characters used in the text can be good ways to grab the reader's attention by being thoroughly believable, allowing the reader to become attached to them or even, in the case of Sherlock Holmes, compete with them....   [tags: Papers] 1921 words
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Analysing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Style of Writing - Analysing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Style of Writing The detective genre is very popular among the public and there are many books, films and television programs based on it that, according to research, are more popular with women than with men. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was writing in the 1880’s, uses a variety of techniques to produce suspense in his Sherlock Holmes stories, all of which are vital for the creation of tension. All of his stories are structured in a similar way: at the beginning the reader is given a very detailed account of the crime, then Holmes and Watson investigate the scene of the crime, and finally right at the end of the story the solution is provided by Holmes and all becomes clear: ‘It means that it is all over’....   [tags: Papers] 894 words
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