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The fact that he often falls victim to his conceit or that he is, at one point unable to do his work because of his substance-abuse problems are not enough to influence his fans to like him less. He still remains a significant hero and it seems that it would be perfectly natural for everyone to appreciate him and his work.
The series' producers focused on presenting audiences with a refreshed version of Holmes, but going through the stories and the series is likely to provide one with the feeling that it would be impossible for someone to bring on a new version of Holmes. The truth is that this character is always ahead of its time, regardless of the time that it is actually in. Individuals interacting with him have trouble understanding him and it is only safe to say that he is antisocial.
c. Holmes as an undying…… [Read More]
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sense of Moral Justice and elief in Rationalism in Sherlock Holmes Novels and Stories
With the dominance of rational thinking and scientific method in the 19th to 20th centuries, the world of literature had witnessed a gradual shift from the genre of romantic and expressions of emotions to contemplating social realities and investigating human nature through scientific inquiry. The genre of detective and mystery stories began from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's publication of novels and stories featuring his famous protagonist and detective, Sherlock Holmes. Set in 20th century English society, Sherlock Holmes was characterized as a highly rational and systematic individual, where mysteries presented to him were solved through deductive reasoning and systematic thinking.
Conan Doyle, who, like his character Dr. Watson, was by profession a physician, although he gradually shifted to being a writer and novelist when his stories became popular and patronized…… [Read More]
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was very clever when he made a horse the central figure in the tale titled "Silver Blaze," because as was described in the story, no one suspected that the horse may have committed the killing of Straker. This is exemplified when the local constable suspected that the horse was kidnapped, and Straker was killed when trying to stop the kidnappers by falling on his own knife. But in fact, Sherlock Holmes was clever enough to discover the truth; Straker was attempting to lame the horse and the horse accidentally killed him when it was frightened and ran away. Because the horse committed the killing of Straker, there is no legal recourse against an animal that actually acted in self-defense. The really surprising part was how Holmes discovered that the bookmaker, Fitzroy Simpson, the elusive stranger who dropped his handkerchief, was not the killer as…… [Read More]
Sherlock Holmes is presently associated with a deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass, but few people know that the first description of the character has nothing to do with these items (with the exception of the magnifying glass, which he rarely used in "A Study in Scarlet"). Every popular character, regardless of its importance, is bound to change in appearance over a period of years. This is probably due to the intervention of various factors, such as the public's opinion and trends changing along with the passing of time. The general image of Sherlock Holmes has been gradually influenced by various depictions of the character, as each depiction has provided material for the one after it.
Doyle lived to see his novel adapted to be put in plays and to be transformed into film scripts. The character is part of a great number of books, motion pictures, and…… [Read More]
Toulmin Model and Sherlock Holmes
The Toulmin Model of argumentation asserts that a good argument consists of six parts which intend to develop a practical argument. The first element is the "claim," or the conclusion that the argument must establish. The next part is the "data," or the facts and evidence collected and used to confirm the argument. In order to support the data, general, hypothetical, or logical statements are used, these are called "warrants." A good argument should limit itself to what can be proven and so it requires "qualifiers" which restrict the argument to a point where it can be supported by facts. In order to support the warrants made during the argument, sometimes "backing statements" are used to add credence to the statements made during the argument. These backing statements may not directly support the claim, but should always support the supporting warrants. Finally, since there are…… [Read More]
Watson can entirely explain, causes the reader to return again and again to the tales.
Detective stories may seem to be about plot more than any other work of genre fiction, but given the popularity of detective series, perhaps this is an error -- character, more than revelation might be the real reason readers return again and again to read about Holmes in action. By seeing Holmes deduce and explain the strangeness of something like "The Red-Headed League" or try to chase after Professor Moriarty, the reader seeks tantalizing clues about why Holmes is so driven, with a single-minded intensity, to solve crime, rather than to establish friendships, seek out love, or experience any other of the pleasures that complicate most of our lives.
Arthur Conan Doyle, more so than the strangeness of his plot, thus created one of the greatest and most iconic characters of all time in Sherlock…… [Read More]
lesson plan, which deals with aspects like value of play activities and developmental implementations in a chosen teacher-directed classroom task. Tailoring of lessons to meet individual student's needs in keeping with developmentally-suitable practices will also be addressed.
Grade Level: 5th
Art, Language Arts, Science
Activity Name: Word Play Fun/Teacher-Directed
Learning Domain/Educational Standards
110.15.b English Language Arts & eading Knowledge & Skills (Word Play Fun ... Not Your Ordinary Literary Masterpiece, n.d.)
Comprehension/eading of Sensory Language/Literary Text.
Students grasp, arrive at conclusions, and make deductions regarding the way in which sensory language of an author constructs imagery in texts by offering textual evidence to substantiate understanding. They are required to recognize the application of metaphors and similes, by the author, for creating imagery.
Students make use of writing elements (conception, outlining, revision, proofreading, and publishing) for composing text.
16) Writing/Literary Texts.
Students compose literary texts for…… [Read More]
On one hand he was portrayed by the Cornwell was the killer of the prostitutes while on the other Sickert was a staunch defender of the sanctity of marriage and reportedly even fired one of his most important dealers for dumping his wife of 25 years for a younger woman. Sickert's wife even gave evidence that the last thee killings by the ipper were committed in London in a time when Walter had gone to France while Cornwell did not agree. Alibis have important place in criminal investigation cases. Similarly, eye witnesses also have their importance. The eye witnesses in case of Jack the ipper gave a different description of the killer as compared to the appearance of Sickert while Cornwell dismissed such accounts with the point-of-view that he must have created a different appearance using different materials like dark grease paint, hair dye etc.
In most criminal investigations the…… [Read More]
In 1846, Young led the church to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, where they established Salt Lake City, yet tensions continued between the settlers and the Federal Government (Church Pp). The Edmunds Act of 1882 countered the Mormon's practice of polygamy, a practice that had prevented Utah being recognized as a state (Church Pp). In 1890 a revelation from God changed church beliefs and practices when the fourth Church president, ilford oodruff, issued the Great Accommodation, which basically banned plural marriages and in 1896, Utah became a state (Church Pp).
During the 20th century, the Church maintained a dominant role in Utah and as of mid-2001, the Governor and all Federal senators, representatives and members of the Supreme Court are all Mormon (Church Pp). During the 1970's the Church received political and economic pressure concerning its institutionalized racism, which prevented males of black ancestry from ordination, thus, the Church…… [Read More]
In demonstrating this he shows the audience that he had done a lot of research about all the character's past which led to their present needs. The demonstration of the crime is extremely rational and pieces are put together in a very logical manner "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." (Doyle 78)the detective uses all the available resources and he even travels to various locations in order to get the evidence he needs. It is the large amount of information which he manages to gather the main factor which contributes to his success. His spirit of observation and his detached attitude will help him find the solution to the case "It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it." (Doyle 119) Just like…… [Read More]
Victorian Female Sexuality
Victorian Sexuality: George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. arren's Profession and Thomas Hardy's "The Ruined Maid"
omen in the Victorian era must have suffered enormously under the massive double standards and the shameful image of a woman who wanted to be on her own. It is clear from examining the literature of the period how much discrimination was placed on women in the era. George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. arren's Profession and Thomas Hardy's "The Ruined Maid" show the intense sexual and gender discrimination that women in the Victorian era had to endure and the extreme consequences that were reserved for them upon breaking such strict traditions on sexuality and love relationships; however, George Bernard Shaw does allow for a greater sense of freedom for his female characters as his work was written much later at the tail end of the Victorian era, as long as they avoid the contact…… [Read More]
This type of writing makes the readers actually feel, see and hear what has been felt, seen and heard by the writer. This writing could describe anything such as a person, place or any other entity. The main purpose of the writer is to reveal its subject by careful selection of details. It is often seen that description involves a single personality or entity and how it changed its surroundings through its own actions or by other's actions on itself. The main aim is often to put the reader on the place of subject entity so that the reader could see the world from its perspective.
It is commonly seen that biographies and autobiographies involve the usage of descriptive/narrative writing by the authors. Many tend to give the world their own point-of-view on how they see the world so that the masses might agree with them in their…… [Read More]