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. The stories are still so popular today because we modern readers enjoy the thrill of a mystery and the tension of a case, which Conan Doyle creates. In the rest of the essay I will analyse the structure of the stories, the social aspects of the stories and the character of Holmes himself. I will use examples and quotes from the stories "The Man With The Twisted Lip," "The Speckled Band," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Red-Headed League" and "The Noble Bachelor."
Christopher Reeve once said “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” When one thinks of a hero, they picture people with capes and fantastical weapons saving people from the evil masterminds trying to take over our planet. Incongruous to the stereotypical hero, Sherlock Holmes is an ordinary individual, but subtle and witty in his crime solving. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories: “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, “The Sign of Four”, and “The Case of the Dancing Men”, Holmes proves himself to be a hero because of his extraordinary deduction ability, his courageousness and his ability to save lives. Holmes’s incredible deductions make him a unique and heroic detective. He is able to profile people by simply looking at an unapparent object such as a watch.
Doctor Roylott was used by Doyle as the character the readers loved to hate and a stereotypical villain. The complete contrast between Holmes and Roylott created suspense and tension for the readers. Doyle cleverly moulded the female character Helen Stoner into a figure of aspiration to his female Victorian readers. Finally, the huge sense of justice the story is based around gave the readers something to cling to with hope. All of these created the infallible technique Doyle used which successfully appealed to Victorian readers.
An Analysis of the Detective Genre Sherlock Holmes, is a fictional yet convincing character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. With plots bizarre, singular and tantalising, Doyle has created of one of our most popular genres. The heroes in the detective genre often display the best of human qualities, and are aware of the idolised role they have been placed in by their closest companions. In the adventure of The Speckled Band the hero, Sherlock Holmes, reveals his concern for his clients and comforts the victim by informing her, "You must not fear". This allows, the reader to understand the distinction between the emotional and professional side of his occupation.
His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination. He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's doing.His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination.
“A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era.
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. Holmes takes specific notice of minute details putting together the method and motive to the enormous admiration of Watson who is totally baffled by the crime.
He uses his numerous techniques and equipment, similar to that of a scientist, and is a good representation of a real-life scientist. Through this, he is able to make quick deductions in order to solve any problem presented to him, a trait that any great scientist possesses. Sherlock Holmes establishes all of these abilities on more than one occasion in The Hound of the Bas... ... middle of paper ... ...ns. Holmes’ calm and controlled manner, and the ability to recognize good and evil, are typical qualities of the people of the Victorian era. Victorians like Charles Dickens upheld family virtues and good overcoming of evil, and Conan Doyle’s characters in The Hound of the Baskervilles also represent this way of thinking.
A perfect detective, is there such a thing? Sherlock Holmes is well a known fictional detective to the public, he is most famous for his mastery at using logic adroit observation to solve cases. Sherlock Holmes presents multiple times his talent for noticing tiny details such as in the novels A Study in Scarlet and The Man with the Twisted Lip. In the two criticisms works his cleverness and technique is brought to light. Author Conan Doyle incorporated a lot details to make Holmes seem real.