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Explore the relationship that exists between Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson across a range of short stories noting the effects of social/Historical/Cultural influences upon the text.

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Explore the relationship that exists between Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson across a range of short stories noting the effects of social/Historical/Cultural influences upon the text. Sherlock Holmes is the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh. He was educated at Stonyhurst College and the University of Edinburgh; from 1882 to 1990 he practiced medicine in Southsea, England. The first Ever Sherlock Holmes novel was Conan Doyle's second go at making a book series. It was "A study in Scarlet" which was published in 1887. The Character of Holmes, his amazing ways of deducing things by sight, was based on one of Conan Doyle's University Professors, Dr Joseph Ball. How he could open up a body and say what kind of lifestyle the man had lived. ...read more.

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Like it says in The Lost World "Women are a small fragment in my mind, for you though it seems they are larger" The Structure is almost always the same in every story Conan Doyle writes. What usually happens is Dr Watson at the beginning of every Story is looking back through his stories and cases he has encountered with his detective friend Holmes. Then he starts talking about it and in doing so we go back in time and go to the time when the crime occurred. Because of this all of the Sherlock Holmes Stories and detective cases are written in first person narrative.It shows this in The specked band "In glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes" In Sherlock Holmes, most of the cases have a touch of melodrama in it. ...read more.

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Like in The man with the twisted lip Holmes says "Surely your medical experience would tell you, Watson, that weakness in one limb is often compensated for by exceptional strength in others" .By using the language of a person of a surgeon, who has been in the business for years not, like Doyle, just come out of Medical School. After all this I have to conclude that Conan Doyle had used his experience to create on of the most amazing detectives of Victorian History. I feel what makes Holmes so special is the fact of how he can deduce things so rapidly to get a picture of what he is dealing with, before his client says a word. Also how it was so magnificent, almost all other detective series, such as Inspector Morse, A touch of Frost have all been based on the partnership between Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. I must say that Sherlock Holmes is the Greatest detective of all time By Chris Sullivan 10cs ...read more.

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