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Sherlock Holmes The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The story has been the successful all time and it remains up to present day. During the era of Queen Victoria in London was a fascinating place but there was much poverty ill health: poor people lived in cramped, dirty and squalid conditions. Horse drawn carriages clattered along, carrying the wealthy people. Crime was the biggest problem in the London such as prostitution, murder and drug abuse. The air was polluted from smog by factories which created a dark, dreary place. At the era of Queen Victoria public hanging were frequent and Victorian people feared crime gently. There used to be an infamous murderer Jack the Ripper who was attacking women by stabbing and ruthlessly murdered many prostitutes by sending body parts to the police to show off his crimes. When the police tried to catch him their methods were seen as inefficient. Some police officers were exposed as corrupt so many Victorians had a deep resentment against the Police in London, as no one was protecting the public. Soon, when Arthur Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes surfaced in 1887 the Victorian fell for the fictional character that always cracked the every case and defeated the evil. Dr. ...read more.


Now Holmes finds that the swamp adder is sent again to kill Julia's sister Helen. Holmes attacks the snake, sending it back through an air ventilator connected to the next room. The angry snake bites Dr. Roylott instead, and, within seconds, he is dead. Grimly noting that he is indirectly responsible for Dr. Roylott's death, Holmes remarks that he is unlikely to feel much regret because of it. The Red Headed league focuses about the London pawnbroker named Jabez Wilson, a man with "fiery red hair," comes to Holmes and Watson. Wilson has come to Holmes with a problem concerning an organization for which he was working but that has mysteriously disappeared. Wilson owns a pawnshop but had for the last two months been employed part-time. At Holmes' urging, he tells his story. Wilson's assistant Vincent Spaulding had pointed out to Wilson a job notice in the newspaper. It was a job sponsored by the Red-Headed League, and only men with red hair need apply. Spaulding convinced Wilson to go to the interview, and because of the bright colour of his hair, Wilson was hired, because none of the other applicants had hair to match Wilson's red locks. He was well-paid, four pounds a week, for several weeks of doing obviously useless clerical busywork in a lonely office, but finally one morning a sign on the locked office door inexplicably announced: "The Red Headed league is dissolved"." ...read more.


In his youth, he had been an actor before becoming a newspaper reporter. In order to research an article, he had disguised himself as a beggar for a short time, during which he was given a very large amount of money. Later in his life, he returned to the street to beg for several days in order to pay a large debt. Given a choice between his newspaper salary and his high beggar earnings, he eventually became a professional beggar. His takings were large enough that he was able to establish himself as a country gentleman, marry well, and begin a respectable family. His wife never knew what he did for a living, and Holmes agrees to preserve Mr. St. Clair's secret as long as no more is heard of Hugh Boone. The story is unique among Holmes stories in two ways: when the mystery is resolved, it turns out that no crime has been committed and there is no villain; and unlike other stories, Holmes (or in fact, Doyle) does not explain how he solved the mystery, and leaves it to the reader to work out. In the Man with the twisted lips background themes are mainly focused on an era of Victorian Times in London. The background and the themes suggested that there were poor people living in cramped places while the carriages clattered along and the crime like robbery, murder, prostitution and drug abuse was the problem and as well the London was polluted from smog by factories which created dark, dreary place. ...read more.

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