Sir Arthur Conan Doyle utilizes many detail-oriented literary elements to develop the many adventures of the famous fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, John Watson. Long winded description and complex vocabulary are infused into Doyle’s writing to accentuate Holmes’s great intelligence. By incorporating such a heavy, educated tone upon the mysteries, the tales of Sherlock Holmes are expressed as very complicated stories that challenge readers in comprehension as well as encourage curiosity through puzzling cases.
The classic mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes, features a murder-mystery detective Sherlock Holmes, and his army doctor colleague Dr. John Watson. The story revolves around the main character, Sherlock Holmes, and his unique method to solving crimes. The story is mainly all about Sherlock and his abilities, which then rises the question about the importance of the character of Dr.Watson, both to the chaarcter of Sherlock Holmes, and towards the readers.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle utilizes literary elements such as dialogue, tone, vocabulary, a different format of narration and perspective, along with chronology to construct the adventures of the eminent fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson. The creative use of dialogue assists in telling the story fluently and vividly, while a suspenseful and occasionally humorous tone maintains interest from case to case. Long winded descriptions and complex vocabulary are infused into Doyle’s writing to fit his knowledgeable characters as well as fuse them into the setting of traditional Britain. Lastly, these features are accompanied by both Holmes and Watson’s different perspectives alongside each other. the tales of
Suddenly, a low sound seems to ring through each of our ears, a moaning howl that I heard that I heard on the moor that afternoon with Stapleton. Sir Henry keeps questioning the sound and wondering what the locals say about that sound, but I try to change the subject, finally admitting that it is the howl of the Hound of the Baskervilles. As Sir Henry starts to sound very superstitious about the Hound, we spot Selden just as he seems to realize that he has been found. He took off and ran across the moor, and we chased after him we realized that he had too much of a head start. Standing on the moor, I gaze out into the distance on the moor and spot another tall figure of another man outlines against the moor. But then, a split second later, the man was gone. I am quite interested in who the tall figured man out on the moor was, and who might've been helping Selden. And why Stapleton acts so strange at times, but then covers it up and is all normal again. They are many suspects that I have thought up and a lot of mystery going on at this time Holmes, I wish you were here to investigate along with me. I will check in with you soon with much more information I
Analyse the use of Dr Watson as the narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles
In The Devil in the White City excerpt, Eric Larson depicts the trial of H.H. Holmes and dangers associated with him. Larson illustrates this through diction,imagery , and details to paint as Holmes as nearly inhuman. Due to a malicious tone, Larson is writing with the intent of bringing a sense of closure to his audience of fairgoers and others wondering about the irregularities of the Chicago fair. During the first few paragraphs of the excerpt Larson depicts a heartbroken Mrs. Pitezel to a sympathetic audience.
When analyzing all of the information provided in the two books, Witchcraft in Europe by Alan Charles Kors and Edward Peters and Magic and Superstition in Europe by Michael D. Bailey, there are a multitude of common themes that appear repeatedly in both pieces of work on the topic of witchcraft. These common themes vary in topic with some relating to the stereotypical appearance of witches, the actions witches performed, or even the legal procedures involving the conviction of witches. These themes do not only show themselves in those two pieces of work, but also in The Trial of Tempel Anneke by Peter A. Morton. While common themes can be seen in reference to Tempel Anneke’s trial, there are also many
Superstition as an ‘excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural’ is often associated with perilous endeavours, and a psychological need to latch on to a mechanism to allow hope for the preservation of the fragile human condition. This systematic and illogical belief in the supernatural is extensively prevalent throughout Faulks’ novel, during the linear storyline of Stephen and other orbital characters it is referenced through not only irrational fears but additionally rituals of extispicy.
I, Sherlock Holmes, have come upon a new case, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dr. Watson and I will be interviewing people to find out what is hanging around the Baskervilles and what killed Sir Charles Baskerville. So far all we have is an old manuscript from 1742 given to us by Dr. Mortimer that tells us about a giant hound lying in the moor killing anybody that steps foot in there, but I believe there is more to this case.(pg.15-18)
Moriarty is also occasionally mentioned in five different stories, but he does not make a direct appearance in any of them. This rather oblique and vague portrayal of Holmes’ arch rival has resulted in a plethora of theories concerning the real identity of Moriarty. In this paper we shall return to one of them, but the main goal of this essay is to examine the relationship between Holmes and Watson basing on social psychology. I will refer to some concepts of this particular branch of psychology in order to explain Watson’s lack of trustworthiness in connection with the idea of hierarchy in groups. In this paper I will also try to outline the instances in the story when Watson and his narration are deeply flawed as far as objectivity is
How is a sense of mystery created in ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles? The Hound of the Baskervilles is a famous play by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mystery is created in many ways, such as through the settings and the plot. One way in which mystery is created is through the characters.
For the audience, already familiar with Sherlock’s method of deduction and logic, his sceptical attitude towards this particular ‘supernatural case’ might not be surprising for them since Sherlock is more a man of reason. For new readers, it is not difficult to notice this particular characteristic of Sherlock since the beginning of the novel, specifically in this extract from chapter one:
In the story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” we get a glimpse of Holmes’s character, a natural mastermind, through John Watson's narration. As with any narrated scene, our perception of Holmes
When someone mentions the occupation of detective, a single image usually comes to mind, a man wearing a cape and deerstalker, holding a magnifying glass and smoking a pipe. This entire image can be contributed to one character: Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is considered by many to be the greatest detective to ever exist, even if he only exists in the pages of books and on movie and television screens. It is impossible to escape the influence of Holmes. Countless references are made to him in all types of media and he is used as an inspiration to may more fictional characters we have all grown to love. The cultural impact of Sherlock Holmes has spread to more than just fiction; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s