The Misinterpretation Of Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Misinterpretation of Irene Adler
More than one hundred years have passed since the first Sherlock Holmes story was published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the crime-solving detective is still widely popular today. Sherlock Holmes been dubbed as the most portrayed literary character in movies and television ( “Sherlock Holmes Awarded Title”) and renowned actors such as Michael Caine, Christopher Lee, and Ian McKellan have played the part of the famous detective. Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories have been adapted and performed hundreds of times, but in recent years, the BBC’s television adaptation Sherlock has become massively popular among viewers. Sherlock begins in modern-day London with John Watson, a former army doctor. While looking for an apartment, John meets the strange yet intimidating Sherlock Holmes, a man with an exceptional ability to immediately deduce facts about people and places he has just encountered. After becoming his roommate, John joins Sherlock in his adventures and the two soon become good friends. In “A Scandal in Belgravia,” the first episode of the second season, one of their adventures finds Sherlock and John attempting to retrieve pictures from a crafty woman by the name of Irene Adler. Although all of the Sherlock episodes are notably different from the original stories, this adaptation is by far the most controversial in the series. Many argue that the episode varies from the text too much and are particularly upset about the portrayal of…

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