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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a well known detective, in a series of stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. All of the stories go into great detail as to what life was like in the Nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The stories I have been studying are named 'The Speckled Band', 'The Man with the Twisted Lip' and 'The Copper Beeches'. In this essay I will be covering the four main points of the three stories that I studied. The four main points are characterisation, the structure of all three stories, descriptive writing and the use of clues and red herrings in order to find out why the stories still appeal to use as modern readers. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson have very different roles in all the Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes is more intelligent character and can work things out a lot faster than we can; he is rather a mysterious character you never know what is up his sleeve but on the other hand Doctor Watson is very predictable his role in the Sherlock Holmes stories is still very important because he is more like us he doesn't put all the clues together like Sherlock Holmes does. ...read more.


The structure of the stories is pretty much what makes or breaks the stories for you because the structure of all the three stories I read are all the same. For example they all start off with an introduction which gets the base of the story followed by the development in which the story just goes a bit further on and Sherlock has an idea of the suspects. After the development is the denouement where the crime is solved and everybody is given justice. The reason why I think the structure of the stories makes or breaks them is because some people might like to know how it is going to end but others may not like knowing the fact that the crime is always going to be solved. The descriptive writing helps to set the scene and helps the reader to visualise what the place is like or what the people or objects are like. For example, "the building was of gray...stone, ...and the curling wings like the claws of a crab," This quote was taken from "The Speckled Band" and it is describing the house that they ...read more.


This quote is taken from "The Man with the Twisted Lip" and the person speaking in this quote is St Clair's wife, and I think this red herring is very miss leading because it is making you think that he has stolen the money and doesn't want to use it yet or something else along those lines but it is very misleading. However clues help you to understand the story more and sometimes build up the tension, for example "The centre door was closed... be in fastened one of the broad bars of an iron bed." This clue is taken from "The Copper Beeches" where it is telling you that the door was closed and had been fastened with an iron bar so this clue is telling you that there must be something behind that door that nobody should know about. So in conclusion, my opinion the most important thing out of the four main points is the clues and red herrings because without them there would be no Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is renowned for its great misleading red herrings and mysterious clues that keep you thinking. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mason Soiza ...read more.

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