Analysis Of The Novel 'The Sign Of Four'

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In the novel, The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes is portrayed in London, England as an unofficial consulting detective. Sherlock Holmes has a doctor named Dr. Watson that gives him cocaine and morphine through his hypodermic syringe when Holmes is not doing brainwork. When soon a women by the name of Miss Morstan shows up to Holmes address about her father disappearance. Sherlock begins to look into the case and Miss Morstan she would be the perfect client to work with. Miss Morstan wanted Dr. Watson to stay because he could be of service to her later on. Throughout the novel, Dr. Watson describes Sherlock as a very observant type of person. He demonstrates how you can take one small clue and expand on it greatly and move to the background idea.

The first way that shows Sherlock Holmes as the small clue big idea
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He was left with good prospects, but he threw away his chances, lived for some time in poverty with occasional short intervals of prosperity, and finally, taking to drink, he died. That is all I can gather.” (Page 10)

Suddenly there becomes a knock at the door and Miss Morstan has arrived she states she is a friend of someone Holmes’ has helped in the past and ask if he would help solve the case of her father who went missing. She begins by telling Holmes’ and Watson that she received a letter from her father telling her to meet him at the hotel in London and when he doesn’t show she begins to worry and contacts the police. With curiosity Holmes’ ask if she has any information on him, she begins pulling out letters and packages. Holmes’ begins to examine the letters she receive and says,
“Men of character always differentiate their long letters, however illegibly they may write. There is vacillation in his k’s and self-esteem in his capitals.” (Page 17)
He see’s this in a matter of comparing two pieces of writing. He then runs off to make some references of the
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