Sherlock Holmes Modern Day Interpretation

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A Comparison of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to its Modern Day Interpretations

Stephen Service
British Literature
Ms. Jennifer Cook

Stephen Service
Jennifer Cook
British Literature
15 December 2014
A Comparison of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to its Modern Day Interpretations Sherlock Holmes is a world-renown fictional detective. If you haven't read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original books, then you most have seen the movie Sherlock Holmes and the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Both of which are directed by Guy Ritchie, and produced by Warner Brothers. Sherlock Holmes was played by Robert Downey Jr., if still haven't seen the two movies then you have watched the British Television …show more content…

Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arthur was the oldest of the seven children, having only one "caring" parent, since his father was an alcoholic. Arthur was raised as a Catholic, and was primarily middle class. After a tearful goodbye Arthur was sent to Hodder Place, in Stonyhurst a Jesuit preparatory school—from the age of 9 to 10. Boarding school was the worst experience for Sir Arthur because he was bullied, and humiliated for the duration of his stay. The school didn't help to relieve pain but rather it promoted corporal punishment against its students. Doyle acquired a gift or flame inside him which was storytelling to the younger students. In Doyle's biography he states "In my early childhood, as far as I can remember anything at all, the vivid stories she would tell me stand out so clearly that they obscure the real facts of my …show more content…

The show had adapted but not lacking or taking away any details and demolish the original book. Sherlock still lives at the same address of 221b Baker Street; and somewhere out there Moriarty is so where out there waiting for them. The Co - Creator Steven Moffat states " Conan Doyle' stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they're about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood- curdling crimes - and frankly to hell with he crinoline. Other detectives have cases cases, but Sherlock Holmes has adventures and that's what matters." The plot of the British Television series is this Dr. John Watson was a war vet who just returned from Afghanistan. He meets the ingenious but strange Sherlock Holmes, who works as a consultant to Scotland Police Department advertises for a roommate (flatmate). As soon as Watson moves into the 221b Baker Street flat, they get involved with mysteries, and Sherlock's archnemesis, Moriarty, who appears to have his hand in some of these crimes. Sherlock is more like the original Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes compared to the American Television program called

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