A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British novelist, “born on May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died of a heart attack, July 7, 1930, in Crowborough, Sussex, England” (Ake 1). His family was Catholic and labeled as middle-class. People say Doyle was not a great writer. However, he created the most famous character in the history of fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is a mischievous man who plays the role of a detective and a deerstalker. People from all cultures across the globe recognize the fictional name of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle had written 56 short stories and four books. “Many of Doyle 's works have been adapted for film, including A Study in Scarlet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, His Last Bow, The Firm of Girdlestone, and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. Doyle 's writings have also been adapted for plays, television (including a series based on The Lost World), and filmstrips. Several stories, novels, and children 's books have been based on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and others created by Doyle” (Ake 8). One of Doyle’s most famous short stories is known as “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Irene Adler is Sherlock Holmes’s target in this short story. Irene Adler is a beautiful, kind woman who is known as “THE woman” (Shaw 1). It all starts when Adler took a picture with the King of Bohemia in Warsaw. Although no one knew, Adler and the King had had an affair and under some kind of reasoning a picture was taken of the two of them. Adler ended up possessing the photograph after it was taken, and at first it was no concern for either of them until the King of Bohemia got engaged to the “King of Scandinavia’s second daughter who goes by the name Clotilde Lothm... ... middle of paper ... ...nd that is when Adler realizes she has been fooled. Many things could have happened if people found out that the King had an affair with Adler. Adler protecting the image, also was to protect her life. If she would not have kept it safe, she might not have gotten married.There would have been a lot more hatred towards the both of them. The King and Irene Adler might have been in the wrong for the affair, but at least no one found out about the photo because it was later thrown in the water while Adler and her new husband were running away to a continent. A photo can tell a million different stories, some good and some bad. In this case, it can be told both ways but it ends in a good way. Adler got married and ran away with her new husband who she loved very much, and the King was thrilled the image was no longer a stress for him. In the end everything worked out.
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