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  • A Comparison Of Sherlock Holmes And Sherlock Holmes

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    1887, Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but only in 1891, in A Scandal in Bohemia that Holmes’ stories became very famous, and eventually, Holmes’ adventures got adapted for film. Lately, in 2010 BBC made a series called “Sherlock”, and the first episode is called “A Study in Pink” referring to the first book where Sherlock Holmes was introduced. The TV adaptation is significantly more effective in showing the relationship between Holmes and

  • Sherlock Holmes

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    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

  • Sherlock Holmes

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    Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective with his own series of books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s otherwise known as the Victorian era in England. The stories were set in London on Baker Street. The people of Victorian England loved Sherlock Holmes because he always got his man, and the police in their time could not get anyone. Another reason the English people from the Victorian era loved Sherlock Holmes is the way

  • Sherlock Holmes

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    Sherlock Holmes What qualities are there in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories which have sustained their popularity for so many years? Conan Doyle was among the first writers of detective stories and novels in England. The first novel recognised as a detective story was written in 1868, by Wilkie Collins entitled "The Moonstone". Later in 1870, the popular novelist Charles Dickens also tried his hand at writing a detective novel called "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". These early detective

  • The Appeal of Sherlock Holmes

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    The Appeal of Sherlock Holmes The purpose of this assignment is to determine the appeal of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional detective mastermind, first written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Arthur Conan Doyle was in 1859 in Scotland, Edinburgh. Doyle's Irish mother and English father sent him to be raised and educated at very strict Jesuit schools Austria and Scotland. It was not until the year 1876 that Arthur Conan Doyle arrived at Edinburgh University with the passion of studying

  • Sherlock: A Comparison Of Sherlock Holmes

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    The critically_and_commercialy acclaimed BBC show Sherlock (2010-) is an innovative and modern adaption of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective character ,Sherlock Holmes, and the detective genre as a whole. The pilot episode ‘A Study in pink’ depicts the detective and crime genre in a subversive manner through the use of form, audience and social context. The show appeals to a contemporary audience by depicting sophisticated forms of technology, informal language, and a modernised London setting

  • A Review Of Sherlock Holmes

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    Sherlock Holmes, originally written as a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted over 25,000 times. The latest and arguably best adaption started last night. This version of Sherlock is written and produced by Mark Gatiss, who takes part in the show as well as Steven Moffat, Writer of Doctor Who. Martin Freeman star of ‘The Nativity’ takes on the role of John Watson, a soldier from Afghanistan. Back in London, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, War Horse), meets John Watson through

  • Archetypes In Sherlock Holme

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    Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet, which was published in November 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. This short story was the first of what would eventually comprise of sixty mysterious adventures featuring the famous detective and his faithful sidekick, Doctor John Watson. Between 1887 and 1927, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle produced fifty-six short stories and four novels describing their escapades together. Despite attempting several times to kill off Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan

  • An Analysis Of Sherlock Holmes

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    instance, often when Holmes departs into his depressive, lethargic states, Watson becomes increasingly upbeat and can “elevate [his] simple art, which is but systematized common sense, into a prodigy” (Doyle ‘BS’ 8). Interestingly, whenever “Holmes puts his extraordinary ability into action, Watson is reduced to a slow, incapable, absentminded but always faithful disciple” (Caprettini 334). Doyle intentionally dims Watson’s abilities with the goal that they do not overshadow Holmes, however it is evident

  • Brotherhood in Sherlock Holmes

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    The concept of brotherhood is an underlying one in myriad works of the Victorian era. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle highlights a classic image of brotherhood in his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson, but ultimately identifies its shortcomings through the introduction of women who directly influence Holmes and Watson. Similarly, Matthew Arnold expands on the elusiveness of brotherhood and comments on its impossibility by emphasizing the ubiquity of isolation. Friedrich Engels offers

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