The Sign Of Four Essay

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  • The Sign Of Four Essay

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    In his work ‘The Sign of Four’, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrates how the want and shallowness of wealth can create destruction. The chest full of gems and jewels intrigues everyone it comes across, causing the death of three men. Both Major Sholto and Bartholomew Sholto are both murdered by burglars, affecting the life of Thaddeus Sholto forever. Tonga, an assassin, is also killed in the retrieving of the treasure. The lives of these men and the people around them have forever been affected by

  • Four Signs Of Groupthink

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    The first of these signs of groupthink named “Out”, due to the nature of the phenomenon, arises when people disagree with majority consensus receive accusations of doing so purposefully, resulting in conflict from the argumentative nature of the situation (Janis). This ties

  • What Is The Theme Of The Sign Of Four

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    The sign of four is a novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was written in 1888. The plot of the novel talks about a number of topics such as murder, hidden treasure, a pact among four persons and corrupt prison guards. As a result, we can conclude that it is a detective novel. However, the novel tries to talk about India which was one of the British colonies. In this novel, there is much focus on the Indian Mutiny that happened in 1857. The sign of four is also a novel about the Victorian abroad

  • Theme Of Imperialism In The Sign Of The Four

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    Arthur Connan Doyle’s The Sign of the Four is not directly related to the IWM, but its plot is linked to imperialism and colonialism, two institutions that necessarily link any artistic manifestation. This novel, apart from its plot, involves the relationship between the British Empire

  • The Sign of Four Summary Essay

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    The Sign of Four takes place in London in 1888. It started with the circumstance in which Edward Watson watches Sherlock Holmes inject cocaine three times a day for the past several months. Edward Watson is afraid to ask Holmes to stop using them. Finally, he got the courage and told him to stop taking them but Holmes simply told him that it elucidate his lethargic mind. Then Ms. Morstan comes to Sherlock Holmes and explains her unusual situation. Her father was in India. He sent a letter to his

  • Summary Of Sherlock Holmes In The Sign Of The Four

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    What happened to Sherlock Holmes in the first chapter of the book called The Sign of the four? The story took place at Sherlock’s home. It started when Sherlock injects himself with the cocaine into his bloodstream. “Cocaine has a very powerful stimulating effect on the nervous system. It raises levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to pleasure, movement, and the brain's reward circuit.” (Nordqvist). John Watson’s point of view was that he saw Sherlock look depressed. He would say that Sherlock

  • Compare And Contrast The Sign Of Four And The Beach Of Victorian

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    merchants, ruthless warriors, or peaceful settlers consumed by desire to attain a safe haven. In this unique assignment, our core focus revolves around the representation of different colonial territories and their influences in Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Beach of Falesa. According to prominent social thinkers such as John Ruskin, British Victorian respectability was plainly reflected in the amount of security that luxurious homes guaranteed. Ruskin asserted that

  • Of Non-Victorian Culture In Arthur Conan's 'The Sign Of Four'

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    cultures may not be as advanced in technology, transportation, the fine arts and having a structured society. Arthur Conan’s, “The Sign of Four” is a mirror image of the attitudes of persons of the Victorian era had towards members of other cultures. This paper seeks to discuss the Victorian attitude that Arthur Conan Doyle presents to other cultures in “The Sign of Four” in three main points. Three points will be examined which includes how the people of non-Victorian cultures are perceived based

  • Gender Roles In Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign Of Four

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    was flourishing, and no colony was more important to the British than India, especially the unsuccessful 1857 Indian rebellion against British rule, which plays an important if beneath-the-surface role in Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel, The Sign of Four. It follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they try and solve the mystery of Miss Morstan’s father’s disappearance and the mysterious pearls she has been receiving for the past six years. In Conan Doyle’s London, the influence of imperialism

  • ' The Sign Of The Four, And The Red Badge Of Courage, By Charles Dickens

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    Expectations”, “The Sign of the Four”, and “The Red Badge of Courage” are books written with literary elements as building block for storytelling. Each first chapter uses character development, setting description, and many types of conflict to interest the reader. Even though all of the stories contain these elements, some are used more than others. “Great Expectations” and “The Red Badge of Courage” focus on the setting and character description more than “The Sign of The Four” where the element