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Examine the role of Sherlock Holmes as a Detective in the Story Of The Speckled Band

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Aysha Osman 10U Mrs Ahmed 10-3 31st January 2005 Examine the role of Sherlock Holmes as a Detective in the Story Of The Speckled Band The creator of the very legendry stories of Sherlock Holmes was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur. As a child he was sent to a harsh, strict and then applied to study medicine. After qualifying, he travelled as a ships doctor, however he had very little success. Without his career, Conan Doyle had much spare time and decided to write stories as a pass time. These stories he wrote were detective stories with Sherlock Holmes as the main character. Sherlock Holmes had many different skills and abilities. Some of the characteristics he had reflected on the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This pass time, which became partially of a career for him, bought him fame and money. His books were very entertaining, as they were written and set in the Victorian era and in those days there were not many leisure and entertainment facilities. ...read more.

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In the story of 'The Speckled Band' Holmes described Watson as an "intimate friend and associate!" The intimacy between them enhanced how they went about solving crime. They were very close friends and colleagues, and their relationship grew stronger as they became older friends. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson gained knowledge from each other and from the work they produced. Both characters are remembered today for their mystery solving and trustworthy partnership. The skills Sherlock Holmes bought into the world of detectives in those days are still most certainly needed nowadays to be a good detective. The many different skills he had consisted of listening, observation, determination, Physical strength, street sense, professional distance and many more. The skills I found most important were determination. One of the main skills Holmes had was determination. He was keen and ready to get on with solving the new mystery bought to him by a new client called Helen Stoner. He was a late riser but when a client was on their way, he was ready to crack on with solving the mystery, standing by Watson's bedside while he lay sleeping. ...read more.

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He was very cautious about who he spoke to. To solve the mystery in the best way Sherlock Holmes could, he examined every possibility there was, very carefully. The story of the Speckled Band was written from Watson's point of view. I know this because in the story, he included all the dates and times, and spoke about the mystery very precisely and specifically. Also, he always mentioned what he was doing or thinking at a specific time. At the beginning, as the client came in, Watson, from his point of view thought in the story that "he had no keener pleasure than following Holmes in his professional investigations. Because of this evidence I have found, I know that the story is written from Watson's point of view. After concluding the role of Sherlock Holmes as a detective in the story of the Speckled Band, I know that he was one of the most famous detectives in the world, and he bought into the world of detectives different skills and abilities, also, bought his own natural talent and set some very high standards, which detectives these days find it hard to meet. ...read more.

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