“Good show, Watson!” John Watson, and his role model Sherlock Holmes are characters from Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes Series. Young Sherlock Holmes is a movie that recreated the first time that Sherlock and Watson become friends. The characters in this movie, Young Sherlock Holmes, are that of many. Of course there was Sherlock Holmes himself and his apprentice John Watson, but also there was others. Including Sherlock’s love interest, Elizabeth Hardy; the professor, Professor Rathe; and the nurse, Mrs. Dribb. In the movie, it shows the first time Watson and Holmes meet. Right away, Holmes is shown to be a student with very high intelligence. When citizens start having mental breaks and committing suicides, Holmes starts to suspect something. He rushes down to the police station, and tells the lead detective that he believes that something is wrong, but the detective just blows it off. After Sherlock finds a clue that leads him to an egyptian cult, he gets himself and his friends into trouble. Arthur Conan Doyle has written many other works that included important characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Brigadier Gerard and Professor Challenger (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate). If the film, Young Sherlock Holmes, is historically correct compared to the novels written by Arthur Conan Doyle, then the film could be used to learning purposes.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes,” states Sherlock Holmes (Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles loc 1238). According to TV Tropes, mystery is a genre of fiction where the plot revolves a mysterious happening that acts as the driving question. With any given problem there is a solution; however, and the question is “how does one come about to that solution”? Extremely high intelligence level, keen observation, creative imagination and sensitivity to details are just some of the qualities that Holmes possesses. In the process of solving mysteries, there is always a borderline between mere guessing, a coincidence, and a scientific approach that Holmes calls deductive reasoning. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Mortimer seeks advice from Holmes as he explains the curse that has been plaguing the Baskerville family. With the power of deduction, Holmes realizes that Mr. Stapleton is actually a Baskerville descendant and has been planning to get rid of the other members of the family to claim the family fortune. Conan Doyle tells the reader what their mind is capable of doing by incorporating Holmes through his novels as he uses observation, deduction and knowledge in solving his cases. One important key that makes him different from most people is that he sees everything that people often neglect to pay attention to. A remarkable proof which shows that Holmes holds an extraordinary analytical mind and is uniquely capable of solving a mystery through his great sensitivity to minute details and the ability to draw connections from it was shown as he observes and deduces information from the letter received by Sir Henry Baskerville the moment he arrived...
At the moment, that information was irrelevant. It was Holmes way of showing that he was intelligent, more so than Watson; which was both arrogant and condescending. Another aspect of
In the book, Holmes’ first descriptive deduction is made in the short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” when he analyzes the letter he had received from Bohemia (4). Holmes uses his analytical skills to intrigue the reader. In the movie, Holmes’ first deduction is made when he fights one of Blackwood’s men when trying to stop Blackwood (Ritchie, ___). When watching the movie, the audience believes it is fascinating. It creates a sense of urgency and excitedness. Holmes uses his skills to figuratively and literally beat his opponent. Using the movie Holmes as an embodiment of twenty-first century humans, it can be inferred that society often resorts to violent thoughts and ideas first, with ignorance and little regard to the details and
Sherlock Holmes has a peculiar and eccentric way of solving the mysteries that are brought to his attention by the somewhat incompetent Scotland Yard. Unlike the Yard, Holmes does not take the crime scene at face value. Rather, Sherlock Holmes uses his outstanding observational skills and immense background knowledge of sciences that he rigorously studies in his alone time.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written many books and stories, all of which were successful. His “Sherlock Holmes” series has merited immense success and popularity for over a century, and continues to be seen in popular media today. The phenomenon of Sherlock Holmes redefined mystery novels as a genre for generations to come. However, the written work that I feel has made the most impact on both his literary career and the literary world would be his first Sherlock Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet”. This story paved the way for mystery writers, and set the standard of what makes a true mystery entertaining, and was the novel that best indicated his talents as a writer out of all his other works.
Over the years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character Sherlock Holmes and wrote a collection of stories of the detective, there have been many television adaptations of his Sherlock Holmes stories. Currently in the 21st century there are two most commonly watched, a Sherlock, BBC version of Sherlock Holmes, and Elementary, US version of Sherlock Holmes. Most of whom have read the stories have read them when they were college students, but after reading the book they wonder which version is best to watch in hope that one is true to what they read. After watching BBC Sherlock and Elementary I noticed they are different in many ways based on adaptation, characters, Sherlock and Watson, and fidelity, but only one is true and best to watch for readers of the original.
Sherlock Holmes teaches us that observation assists readers to recognize “the little things” that help reveal clues. Holmes says “ you see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear” explaining that Watson does not thoroughly examine individuals or clues as he should. Furthermore the writer explains “Holmes also warned against letting your preconceptions fog your judgment”, in other words saying to remain calm and unprejudiced. Finally, Holmes observations help him narrow down all of the possibilities in order to solve mysteries saying “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Sherlock Holmes portrays that observation is important in helping readers to recognize
Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character that created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is arguably the most famous detective among the history of crime fictions. Appearing in the book Adventure of Sherlock Holmes first, Sherlock had moved to the screen since the 1920s. As the era changes, different actors revealed different Sherlock Holmes in the movies. Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes, 1984 TV Series, remains popular after years. Robert Downey Jr. brings a more entertainment version of Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes, by Guy Ritchie. However, none of them were as popular as Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock by Mark Gatiss. Benedict portrayed a contemporary Sherlock Holmes who lives in the digital world, and he brings many new elements to Sherlock. Benedict’s Holmes is an exaggerated version, either from the perspective of being intelligent, or from the perspective of being indifferent about human emotions. In particular, Benedict’s acting skill successfully illustrated such a difference in the interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.
This paper will explore the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and his companion and friend Dr. John Watson. What is the relationship between Holmes and Watson? Are they compatible or are their differences to great for them to overcome. Looking at how they work together will also be a key factor in how well the relationship works between the two of them. Do their own interests and abilities get in the way? Does the time period in which they live factor into the environment of their communication styles?
While the death of Sherlock Holmes was printed in December of 1863 in the publication The Strand Magazine, it seemed that there was incredible emotional distress of the fans when the BBC’s television show Sherlock repeated the plot twist in it’s 2012 finale of season two. While a reported number of over 20,000 people unsubscribed to The Strand, the finale of the modern revival of the beloved character sent the fandom into hysterics. However, the focus of this essay is not solely about the plot twist that leads to Sherlock’s death, and not at all about the reactions of the fans exposed to the story, but to the character that leads the central focus of both tales. Sherlock Holmes. The 21st century variation does contain similarities in a nod to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original character, but also display several differences that the modern adaptation created in order to sell the famous character in a new light to the current generation.
Sherlock Holmes earned the title in Guinness World Record as the “Most Portrayed Literary Human Character in Film & TV”, the world’s favorite “consulting detective” has been adapted by over 75 actors on screen over 250 times. Originally from a famous detective story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887 , Sherlock Holmes is well known for his exceptional intellect. Ever since Doyle published his first novel, ‘Sherlockians’ demanded more; and this is happening once again in the 21st century. Recent adaptations with the highest viewer ratings are Warner Bros’ [WB] Sherlock Holmes and BBC’s Sherlock. Warner Bros’ film adaptation Sherlock Holmes and BBC’s TV series Sherlock both originate from the novels by Doyle with similar yet contrasting traditional elements, reoccurring characters and plot lines.
When viewers first watch the television series Sherlock, they expect Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist, to be the hero of the story, but this is not the case. Modern heroes are people who can be perceived as role models. They are people who deny their well-being and comfort in order to help another person, typically in a dangerous situation. Heroes are people who go out of their way to seek to protect someone without expecting anything in return. The show’s success is due to its ability to attract and engage viewers by having Holmes, who is uncompassionate and selfish, solve crimes with his closest friend, John Watson, the real hero of this show who is the opposite of Sherlock.