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Watson! said Holmes

‘That man was actually a former friend of my stepfathers. His name was Mr. Cadet, if I remember correctly. My father avoided communication with him after they had a slight quarrel over something, though I do not know what instigated it at first. I just know vaguely, that the subjectRead More

Sherlock Holmes

Conan Doyle did not really write about children at those ages, because he looked at it as a person from the upper class, which indeed he was. In the stories such as “the sign of four” and “back street irregulars” children are shown homeless and poor and would do anythingRead More

The Adventures if Sherlock Holmes

The language used by Conan Doyle is quite specific. He uses a lot of similes to describe his villains such as his description of Dr Roylott “gave him the resemblance to a fierce old bird of prey” on page 185. How he describes all of the villains in The AdventuresRead More

The Sherlock Holmes stories

Excitement is created when the reader finds out about the room that John Openshaw is not allowed into even though he has the freedom of the house, this is strange as the uncle locked himself inside the room when he went in and he would be sat in there withRead More

Sherlock Holmes

At the time the Sherlock Holmes stories were written there was a large influx of crime, which was becoming uncontrollable, as the small police force did not have enough resources or men to cope with the sudden increase in crime. This started a new popularity in detective crime stories throughoutRead More

Victorian women

Like most Victorian women they were well dressed. They wore long dresses with veils. Most Victorian women were not very strong so they needed people like Sherlock Holmes to depend upon because he was strong and safe. Many Victorian did not have control over their own lives. In The Speckled BandRead More

Sherlock Holmes

We are not told much about the personality and background of Sherlock Holmes, but we can observe how he solves the crime in this story. We see how Holmes notices little details that we would not necessarily see, or regard as important. For example, he can tell that Helen StonerRead More

Holmes with his partner Doctor Watson

A damsel in distress is the main way of describing Helen Stoner. She is a young woman who has suffered from grey under not age but fear. She is under a typical situation when the stepfather has a scam that will benefit him even if it might involve killing. HelenRead More

The speckled band

Sherlock Holmes also seems to form a contrast to Dr. Roylott. It is clear from the first time they both meet that Holmes always seems to be the one in control of the conversation. Dr. Roylott is loud and aggressive, whereas Holmes is calm. “See that you keep yourself outRead More

The Speckled Band

The main differences are that they’re completely different plots, character and situations. There is also a difference in the way the story is structured the exposition for example in The Dancing Men it goes straight into the story but in The Speckled Band Watson start’s off with the review ofRead More