The Role Of Justice And The Pursuit Of Righteousness

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was and still is one of the most prominent figures in world literature, especially in the mystery genre. While many works of literature belong in the mystery genre, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series stands out the most. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous literary works, A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and A Scandal in Bohemia share a common theme: the importance of justice and the pursuit of righteousness.
Sir Conan Arthur Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were originally from London, but Arthur’s father Charles Altamont Doyle and mother Mary Foley Doyle moved to Scotland to pursue Charles’ career in architecture. Arthur pursued a degree in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he became bored of the subject and excelled instead in sports. Yet, at the University of Edinburgh he met who would later be the model of the famous Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Joseph Bell. College was also where Doyle became disenchanted by organized religion, which can also be seen in his stories later on in his life.
After graduating medical school he struggled to make a living out of being a doctor, and released his first short story A Study in Scarlet in 1886. Because of troubles involving ownership of the novela, he only earned £25 from it. Doyle continued to write Sherlock Holmes stories, and after gaining much public adoration and financial stability, Doyle initially finished the series in 1893. After…
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