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Sherlock holmes

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C/W Nina Appiah 12/02/09 How successful is Conan Doyle in writing detective fiction that appeals to the modern audience? Conan Doyle's detective fictions are popular because they engage the reader and the audience as you solve crimes; it also makes you feel as if you are part of the story. As there is a lot of excitement, passion and danger this is what readers want to see in the stories as this is why detective fictions appeal to so many people. Many detective fictions are about good fighting evil, and the typical happy ending. Most of the readers and audience enjoy this in books and this is what makes the detective fiction so popular. The stories draw the reader as they seem like you are solving puzzles or crosswords as you have to find the clues to solve the mystery. Victoria England was divided into two classes, the working class and the upper class. the very wealthy lived in mansions and blocks in central London, in areas such as Baker Street; with warm fire places and comfortable, rich furniture's. When Conan Doyle talks about Holmes Homes when he says 'his whole bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street' this suggests that Sherlock Holmes may be quite wealthy as he lived in central London in an expensive home. ...read more.

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Also in the speckled band Watson talk about how Holmes' 'refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the annual and eve the fantastic'. He made the readers find Holmes a very fascinating, clever and wise man. Compared to Watson he I very wise and precise also being very quick to find clues, solve mysteries and observe. Although he was a music loving, drug using character he was always on top of his work when it came to doing his job ad being a detective. What makes him a great detective was his key element that made Holmes who he was and that was his observation; evidence that suggest this is when Holmes says 'quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed'. In Red-Head League it also tells us that he is quick on finding and working things out when he notices dirty trouser knee on Spaulding. However the victims also appeal a lot to the audience because they are all play desperate characters in need of Holmes for his help. ...read more.

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When Holmes examines the scenes of the crime he uses extreme observation, to solve the mysteries. His focus and accuracy always help him end with a successful solved mystery. In all his stories he uses the same technique as many of his over stories. He uses his observational skills to make the story gripping and add a lot of tension. In the stories two of his stories are resolved, but in the scandal of Bohemia, Irene Adler's Schemes leave us unsure of if the mystery was actually solved, when she leaves them a letter, 'As to the photograph, your client may rest in peace. I love and am loved by a better man than he. The King may do what he will without hindrance from one whom he has cruelly wronged. I keep it only to safeguard myself, and to preserve a weapon which will always secure me from any steps which he might take in the future. I leave a photograph which he might care to possess; and I remain, dear Mr. Sherlock Holmes,' In conclusion Conan Doyle's fiction detective stories are affective as his stories are timeless classics and are very appealing and gripping stories. The descriptive and detailed stories are so interesting they grab attention of many modern readers. Nina Bartels ...read more.

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