The Stories Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a 19th century author who is known by his stories of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a crime series based in the Victorian era when “feminists in this period were calling for women and children to have equal protection under the law” (Miller 55). He is consider one of most known iconic British characters created who solves mysteries with visual detection. One thing is clear author Conan Doyle portrays women as a weakness in Holmes’s visual approach, “his extraordinary powers” (Doyle 240) on crime cases, female criminals either get the “last laugh” or outwit him. As years went by many adaptations brought the adventures to life with their own twists and turns on their take on the story plot especially when it comes to “criminality” and femininity” (Miller 30). Such as the BBC television show version of Sherlock of its version of “The Abominable Bride” or even CBS Elementary of its version of Irene Adler and Moriarty in “The Woman” episode, the question lays are the views truly different or any better when it comes to representing female criminals or women in general.
Female criminals comes into play in many of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock series and they somehow women is able to deceive him. It comes to our understanding in the book series Holmes doesn’t judge women by her “outward appearance” because he believes one should look “at the matter clearly and fairly” (Doyle 913). That it is more than beautification, gender and sexuality, to Holmes and it…
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