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why is sherlock holmes still popular today?

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London in the era of Queen Victoria was a captivating place to live. Flickering gas lamps lit the foul streets, casting ghostly shadows. Prostitution, drug abuse and murder where commonplace. There was much poverty and ill health; poor people lived in cramped, dirty and squalid conditions. Public hangings were frequent and Victorian people feared crime greatly. Crimes were rife in the slums of London. smog caused by factories weighed heavily on the city, creating a dark and lifeless place .At this time an infamous murder , Jack the ripper , was loose on the streets of London, attacking women he knifed and ruthlessly murdered prostitutes , often sending body parts to the police force to show of his crimes. Sherlock Holmes has become one of the most celebrated and fictional detectives the world has ever known. When Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, surfaces in 1887 the Victorians immediately fell for the fictional character as they liked the fact that he cracked every case and always defeated evil. ...read more.

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This makes the reader surprised when they find out what the "Speckled Band" really is. It also makes them impressed with the writer and induces them to read more stories. Another way that Conan Doyle keeps the reader guessing is that he keeps throwing plot twists to confuse them and take them right back to square one. An example of this is in the story of "The Speckled Band" when Holmes thinks that it was gypsies who killed the girl, but we later see that it could not have been them. A series of clues then leads Holmes to the real killer, the girl's father. This makes the reader want to read on and find out what happens or in the "the blue carbuncle" where everyone was left in suspense and was not quite sure who it was. "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know". This from the adventures of the blue carbuncle it shows how committed he is to his job. ...read more.

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He uses these plots to confuse the reader and take them all the way back to square one. An example of this is in the story of "the speckled band" when Holmes think that the gypsies who killed the girl, but we soon discover that it could not have been them. A series of clues then leads Holmes to the real killer, the girl's father. This makes the reader want to read on and find out what happens like in the "The Blue Carbuncle " where everyone was left in suspense and was not quite sure who had stole the valuable jewel. Sherlock Holmes is a detective he is an expert and shows this by the way he does his job. "Beyond the obvious facts that the he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is in a freemason, that he has been in chine, and that he is in a freemason and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else". This shows that he is a superior detective: Just by looking at a person he can tell what they have done recently By Suruj Halai 100j ...read more.

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