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The Changes that took place in English SocietyDuring the Holmes and Watson era.

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Arthur Conan Doyle

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Daniel Ellis 10TYL/10C1

Ms Wilby, English

The Changes that took place in English Society

During the Holmes and Watson era.

From reading the "Sherlock Holmes" stories "The Speckled Band" and "The Final Problem" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I have found that the English Society and Lifestyles changed over the course of the thirty-five years in which the stories were written. Throughout this essay I will discuss points which will be relevant to the changes of English Society and lifestyles through this period of time. These will be the following points I will discuss about each book:

? The sort of life led by Holmes and Watson

? The different lifestyles of the people they encounter

? The place of servants

? The role of women

? Details of public life, such as politics, law and order, etc.

? Details of everyday life, such as systems of communication and transport, new technology, etc.

The Speckled Band

The sort of lives led by Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are of a middle class standard; an example of this could be the language they use with each other:

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