Sherlock Holmes Essay Examples

Sherlock Holmes Uses of Settings

When using a story, the author has to create a setting. In Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle uses London as the base and main setting for most of his stories. By using an appropriate setting and describing it in proper detail, the author can create a feeling of absolutely anything and everything. In this essay, I… View Article

Sherlock Holmes

How does Arthur Conan Doyle create an atmosphere of mystery and build suspense in ‘The Speckled Band’? To what extent are his methods typical of all the other stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? The story ‘The speckled band’ was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1982 and is one of the many stories in… View Article

The Speckled Band

Dr Roylott is presented as a menacing figure through various references in the story. ”He has a nerve and he has knowledge. This man strikes even deeper”. Also ”We heard the hoarse roar of the Doctors voice and saw the fury with which he shook his clenched fist”, this suggests that Dr Roylott may not… View Article

Stoke Moran

In this essay I’ am going to compare & contrast two detective stories. A pre-twentieth century story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called ‘The Speckled Band’ & a modern story by Colin Dexter called Neighbourhood Watch. I will describe the language, characters, social and historical context, Style, the plot, similarities and differences between the two…. View Article

Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories

In these stories we have three totally different villains, all with their own motives. Before we actually meet Dr Roylett we hear about him from his step-daughter, Miss Stoner. She describes his violent past and his current behaviour. Then, subsequently, we see his violence for ourselves as he storms in to Holmes’ office and bends… View Article

Features of Detective Fiction

Holmes is a detective who is made for his job. He solves the problems by using his intelligence and power if deduction. He is an archetypal detective; his assistant Dr Watson is also an archetypal who is not as smart as the detective itself is. Dr Watson is the narrator of all the Sherlock Holmes… View Article

The Sherlock Holmes

The methods of both Conan Doyle and HG Wells are similar as the use plenty of descriptive passages, packed full of sinister adjectives. They make good use of thermal and sound imaging, adding to the increasingly tense atmosphere. In HG Wells’ Red Room, the descriptive passages are large, never sparse but thick with a different… View Article

He investigated the case with great care…

This sentence introduces Dr Roylott as a unlawful, therefore he is easily a suspect as his bad history reflects his bad character. It also shows in the story that she did not have a happy life living with her stepfather as he was not a very pleasant man. As a detective he deduces who killed… View Article

Sherlock Holmes stories

Discuss the two Sherlock Holmes stories and say which you think is the more effective detective story ‘The Sussex Vampire’ and ‘The Speckled Band’ are two Sherlock Holmes detective stories, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The two stories have a few differences, but both have the qualities expected of a detective story. In this… View Article

The short stories involving Sherlock Holmes

‘The short stories involving Sherlock Holmes manage to successfully combine many of the classic ingredients of the detective genre. ‘ With reference to the FIVE stories which you have studied, prove this to be the case. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of great intelligence who was brought up to love books. Influenced by… View Article

Wide Reading Assignment – Sherlock Holmes

This assignment is based on three Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle which are, “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” “The Final Problem,” and “The Empty House. ” The aim is to give a full understanding of each story and to give a good idea of why these stories are still as popular today… View Article

The Speckled Band

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, in 1892, about Sherlock Holmes, his famous detective. Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859, and was a known as a keen pigeon-lover. He studied medicine there and eventually served as a physician in the Boer War, and many other battles. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle… View Article

Sherlock Holmes

The dialogue and narrative probably the clearest and most noticed contrast between both stories. In the story Silver Blaze, the narrator is Dr. Watson who tells the events within the story as he interprets it. Although this story is written in first person, the first person isn’t the main character. Watson describes the moment tells the… View Article

Silver Blaze & Sherlock Holmes

English Coursework:Silver Blaze is considered one of the greatest examples of Sherlock Holmes’ power of deduction;Do you agree and why? In Silver Blaze, the crime/mystery is the murder of the horse trainer John Straker and the theft of the prize wining horse, Silver Blaze. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson are called in to… View Article

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Show with close reference to two stories from ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle conveys the characters and times of Sherlock Holmes In ‘The Speckled Band’ and ‘The Five Orange Pips’ from ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle conveys the characters and times of Sherlock Holmes in many… View Article