Holmes Essay Examples

Holmes’ character

By completing some further research on the Internet, I ascertained that Holmes’ character was actually modelled on the mentor of Doyle, Dr Joseph Bell: Doyle admired the work of Dr. Bell who utilized observation and logic in the medical field. Doyle decided to mimic the methods of Dr. Bell when he developed his fictional detective. Doyle… View Article

Sherlock Holmes essay

With a believable background, the characters seem like they actually exist not just within the book. When Doyle explains about a characters background and puts sentences that show something like, a character used to work in a shop, it seems like that person exists. When a character in Doyle’s stories have their background described or… View Article

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Introduction “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and its hero Sherlock Holmes remain very popular over a hundred years. An investigation has been produced to show why this is so. Section 1 The Hound of the Baskervilles begins with Sherlock Holmes showing off his detective skills. He lets Dr. Watson construct who Dr. Mortimer is. Watson… View Article

Arthur Conan Doyle

The stories of Sherlock Holmes are typical of the detective genre and the characters remain popular; they are also useful social, historical documents. Explain why you think this is so, referring to 3 of the stories you have read. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19 and early 20 centuries, who first… View Article

The great detective, in his stories?

    k in his disguise “For two streets he shuffled along with a bent back and an uncertain foot”. I “The Speckled Band” Holmes searches for clues using his magnifying glass (lens) “Then with his lens he tested the hinges” and does not rely on what clues he is told and tests every theory… View Article

Arthur Conan Doyle reveals Holmes

Examine how Arthur Conan Doyle reveals Holmes character and his relationship with the police. Sherlock Holmes was created by Conan-Doyle in 1887. When Arthur Conan-Doyle’s character, Sherlock Holmes surfaced, London in the era of Queen Victoria was an intriguing place to live. At this time, Victorian people feared crime greatly due to the prostitution, drug… View Article

Was Sherlock Holmes an Archetypal Victorian Gentleman?

  This incredible ability to notice every tiny detail, paired with his deductive reasoning makes Holmes able to detect things that others would not have paid any attention to. Holmes presents himself as a man of technology and science who is not afraid to use new concepts and processes to aid his work. In “The… View Article

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Victorian public loved the ‘gentleman’ and when Sherlock Holmes came out with good manner. How Holmes goes to solve the mysteries is by looking at the smallest clue and working on that like in ‘The Red Headed League’ he works upon the young servant Vincent Spaulding, and his photography hobby in the cellar. Holmes… View Article

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

When we first meet Helen Stoner, her personality describes her as a kind and pious woman. She lived with her step-father, the only relative alive. She has no persona because she is an honest person and she shares her feelings with everyone. Her motivation is to find out how her sister has been murdered. In… View Article

Silver Blaze

What are the roles of Holmes and Watson within Silver Blaze and what is there relationship with each other? In this assignment I am going to look at the relationship between to characters that are both very hard to judge this is due to their roles and use in the story’s created by Conan Doyle…. View Article

Discuss the character of Holmes

Discuss the character of Holmes, the construction of the stories and why the stories were and are so popular Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest and renowned detectives ever to exist, except for the fact that he is fictional, created by Sir Conan Doyle. Doyle began writing Sherlock Holmes from 1822. The character Sherlock Holmes, he… View Article

Sherlock Holmes

Conan Doyle’s hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian and Edwardian society for many reasons. What, in your opinion, makes ‘The Red-Headed League’ exciting and successful? “The Red Headed League” is a short story that revolves around a mysterious organization which Mr. Holmes’s client; Mr Wilson was working for until, for some reason, it dissolves…. View Article

Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes

The painting Vertical Envelopment by Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes is obviously a modern painting that deals with the issues of technology, power, and war. These two Chicago based artist have displayed the power of the military through this painting. The painting symbolizes the stark reality that war is not a game, but a reality…. View Article

Case study on Dr. H. H. Holmes

Dr. H. H. Holmes is considered America’s first serial killer. The number of victims is estimated to be 27, and later discoveries of corpses revealed as many as 200. Holmes initially committed crimes such as fraud and forgery. In 1893 he built a three story building and named it the “castle” as a hotel, drug… View Article