The Sign of the Four Essays

  • The Sign Of Four

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    The Sign Of Four In the beginning of the novel Dr. Watson says that he has seen Sherlock Holmes take cocaine three times a day for many months. Dr. Watson tells Holmes about the danger but Holmes disagrees and tells him that the drug relaxes and clears his mind. He uses cocaine due to no work. A lady named Mary Morstan comes to talk to Holmes for a case which she assures him is unusual. Miss Morgan's father vanished some years before. He had got a twelve month notice from his Indian regiment and

  • The Sign Of Four Analysis

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    creator of Sherlock Holmes, a revolutionary detective who was far beyond his time and helped shaped modern forensics. The Sign of Four is a story takes place in India and while being an incredible story that gives much insight into the characters, looking at the story from a historical viewpoint gives us a view into the genus that is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sign of Four was written in 1890 a year after the bertillonage method was created and widely adopted. Fingerprinting wasn 't widely adopted

  • Analysis Of The Novel 'The Sign Of Four'

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    In the novel, The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes is portrayed in London, England as an unofficial consulting detective. Sherlock Holmes has a doctor named Dr. Watson that gives him cocaine and morphine through his hypodermic syringe when Holmes is not doing brainwork. When soon a women by the name of Miss Morstan shows up to Holmes address about her father disappearance. Sherlock begins to look into the case and Miss Morstan she would be the perfect client to work with. Miss Morstan

  • The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four

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    The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four The hero cannot progress without curiosity.  However, curiosity can turn into a dangerous obsession.  There are many good examples of this throughout Victorian literature.  Literary works such as She by H. Rider Haggard and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, reflect the curious mind at work using scientific exploration to achieve the goal of solving the mystery, but attempting to solve the mystery poses dangers to the protagonists

  • The Science of Deduction in Doyle’s The Sign of Four

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    about finding conclusions and looking for outcomes. This small difference helps reader understand Holmes’ insistence on using the word “deduction”, for which his own article presents and evidence by mentioning “The Sign of Deduction” –which is the name of the first chapter in The Sign of Four; in the first novel, A Study In Scarlet (Doyle 16). He doesn’t merely “detect”, he also calculates and reaches to a conclusion. Moreover, he uses the word “observing”, which is the first step in his deduction process

  • What Are The Four Signs Of Workplace Bullying

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    Worth & Squelch (2015) define workplace bullying as, “the situation in which a person persistently is on the receiving end of negative actions from one or several others in a situation where the person exposed to the negative treatment has difficulties defending himself or herself against these actions” (p. 1017). Although we all may face many challenges in our lives every day; no one should ever have to experience this type of behavior from another employee. Workplace bullying is a very serious

  • Comparing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of Four

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    structured social code of conduct; however, in the last decade of the 19th Century this order began to be questioned.  So dramatic was the change in thought that Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (published in 1883) and Doyle's The Sign of Four (published in 1890) can be used to display this breaking away from strict social and moral standards.  Stevenson's character Mr. Utterson can be used to personify the earnest social morality that the Victorian age is known for, while Doyle's protagonist

  • Use of Imagination in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four

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    While reading Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four, I found myself impatiently competing against Mr. Utterson and Sherlock Holmes to find out the solutions to the crimes.  Stevenson and Doyle cleverly use the imagination of their protagonists to display through fictional literature the concern late Victorians felt about the rise of a new science.  The characters of Utterson and Holmes resemble each other

  • Comparing Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four

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    Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four The life experiences and writings of the Victorians are peppered with anxiety.  External influences such as sweeping change or fear of change can produce unease, as seen in the their anxious attitude toward Darwinism and colonialization, which greatly influenced the political, spiritual, and psychological landscape of nineteenth century England.  However, for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Robert Louis Stevenson's

  • Comparing Dual-Self Characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four

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    Dual-Self Characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four The character, Jekyll/Hyde, from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Lewis Stevenson, and the characters Bartholomew and Thaddeus Sholto from A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four, written by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, exhibit dual-self characteristics. The Jekyll/Hyde and Sholto twin characters have many strong similarities as well as distinct but related differences.  Interestingly

  • Four Noble Truths

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    many teachings of Buddha are broken down into the four noble truths. It's at the rim of the Buddha teachings. Duhkha means suffering. Buddha that is the enlightened one had came out with the truth of suffering, its causes and ways to eliminate the suffering. His way of understanding and overcoming suffering is the beginning of his teachings of the four noble truths and the four signs. The four signs is the key to the four noble truths. In the first sign we go on to understand that, Siddhartha comes across

  • Suspense Makes a Great Mystery Novel

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    hard to put the book down until the end. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loved putting suspense into his stories, especially in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through descriptions, and “The Sign of The Four” through cliff hangers. Then showing a similarity between both books through the suspense of dialogue. “The Sign of The Four” is a thrill riding book that has suspense hidden everywhere, especially through the cliff hangers at the end of the chapters. The whole chapter is building you up to this moment and

  • Genetic And Environmental Factors Of Personality

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    Every personality is moulded to suit the different types of job in the economy. Other than genetics and environmental factors, Zodiac Signs are also said to influence one’s personality. Zodiac Sign Dates is the date when we were born. It makes reference to our sun sign, which is told by the position of the sun upon the time of our birth. There are 12 star signs which will be mainly focused in this

  • Theory of Sign

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    understand how signs function, semiosis, Morris proposes four elements: Sign vehicle (S), Designatum (D), and Interpretant and interpreter (I). "The mediators are sign vehicles; the taking-account-of are interpretants; the agents of the process are interpreters; what is taken account of are designata" (Morris, 1972: 19). Those elements of semiosis become the foundation of branches of linguistics and basic elements of language. The branches of linguistics are semantics is the study of sign in its relation

  • Analyse the stories of Sherlock Holmes in terms of their narrative

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    Analyse the stories of Sherlock Holmes in terms of their narrative structure and the way they follow a set pattern. All of the Holmes stories follow a set pattern and have a similar narrative structure. These can be categorized for example Holmes being upset for a client would go in the category of emotions and secrets. The beginning of Sherlock Holmes stories is usually set at 221b Baker Street, which is Holmes residence. This is because his clients report a crime to him at his house

  • Long Term Effects Of Bullying

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    Bullying can cause long term and short term problems we need to know the signs of someone being bullying and someone who is bullying others to stop people from having long term and short term problems. Long Term and Short problems of bully can affect someone's health and cause many problems throughout their live.Knowing the signs of bullying can save many lives. Bullying is a growing problem and we need to educate people about bullying to decrease bullying nationwide. One of the long term effects

  • Benefits of Deregulating Transportation

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    Deregulating transportation would have several benefits to American motorists and pedestrians. By deregulation of transportation I mean having very limited traffic laws. This entails removing most traffic signs, specifically those that inform drivers of the laws. In addition, all traffic control devices should be removed, this includes: traffic signals, speed bumps, rumble strips and other traffic control features. Even though opponents say this would cause complete anarchy on the road, traffic laws

  • Abigail A Sociopath In The Crucible

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    girl in the town of Salem in 1692 and a fictional character from the story The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, so signs of sociopathic behavior, so in this study I will analyze both sociopathic characterizes and Abigail herself and will decide if she is quote on quote “insane.” Now in order to determine if Abigail is a Sociopath, we need to find out what a Sociopath is and signs of their behaviors. Early I gave you a definition of Sociopath, but that was a condense version of it. The extended

  • Zodiac Symbolism

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    personality types. The term “Zodiac” has Greco-Roman origins and means “Circle of animals,” although these “signs” are not restricted too zoological beasts but encompass human forms, too. The Chinese Zodiac bears no relationship to any constellations. The Zodiac is both a symbol in its own right as well as a collection of symbols. These symbols are totems for each of the 12 astrological signs. It is a circle of completion, a continually turning wheel, divided into a spiritually perfect number, 12.

  • Suicide: Facts, Misconceptions, Causes, And Prevention

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    group is responsible for the most suicides, but that is not true the elderly ages sixty-five and older account for more then twenty-percent of all suicides. Considering on average eighty-four people die a day from suicide, that means, that there is an elderly person dying every ninety minutes from suicide, and fifty-four percent of all elderly suicides are committed with a firearm, but after saying that consider this that the elderly only account for thirteen-percent of the U.S. population, and suicide