Sir Arthur Holmes: The Victorious Victim Of Sherlock Holmes

analytical Essay
1376 words
1376 words

Victorious Victim Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes a short story about how innocence gets victimized by a royal subject. When a royal figure clashes with someone who is not equal in social class, he will do anything to hide his mistake. This is when the King hires Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle based Holmes off of a man named Dr. Joseph Bell, who was a friend of his in medical school. When Doyle saw that medical practice was not a success, he began writing Holmes stories for money. The public became infatuated with not only the stories, but mainly Sherlock Holmes. When Doyle wanted to write in more respectable genres (Duncan 3), he made one enormous mistake. Conan Doyle decided to kill off Sherlock Holmes. This made the public furious, and they let him know. When he figured out he had to bring Sherlock Holmes back, he did in one of his most famous short stories ever, called “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Doyle introduces Holmes when the King comes to him for “the purpose of consulting you” (Doyle 6). In “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes battles a formidable foe named Irene Adler. Still, Adler is a victim in this story as evidenced by, how the King manipulates her, how …show more content…

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In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how arthur conan doyle's story about innocence gets victimized by a royal subject when he clashes with someone who is not equal in social class.
  • Analyzes how sir arthur conan doyle killed off sherlock holmes in "a scandal in bohemia." doyle introduced holmes when the king came to him for consulting.
  • Analyzes how the king of bohemia is not as royal and true as people would think. he has an affair with irene adler, even though he is to marry soon.
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