Watson’s narration encompasses the collective stories of the three main male characters and their characterization of Irene Adler. Therefore, his failure is equally theirs and points to a larger failure of the masculine discourse to properly identify and codify the Woman. With the theory of optics in mind as well as the narrative structural patterns in secrete histories as a guide, we can conclude that Watson, and therefore the masculine discourse, fails as an accurate observer because the information
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
Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band In many of Holmes' adventures, Conan Doyle used a successful personal formula to create mystery and build suspense, and "The Speckled Band" is no exception. Watson begins the story by stating that he cannot recall any case that represented more 'singular features' than that of the one he is about to narrate. Despite this rather impressive beginning, analysis of the other adventures reveals that this is the fairly 'standard'