Essays on Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Tony Reseck

The two characters whom I aim to compare are the heroes in two short stories, from the detective genre. One is Sherlock Holmes, the star of “The Speckled Band” and many other stories by Arthur Conan-Doyle. The other is Tony Reseck, a very different style […]

Arthur Conan Doyle

The reward for the gem is i?? 1,000 that, according to Holmes, is not even 1/20th of its market value. The stone has a violent history including 2 murders, a suicide and several robberies. Peterson the commissionaire first introduces Sherlock Holmes to the case, after […]

Arthur Conan Doyle

Although this may have been seen as quite immoral to kill the doctor, he was doing it to try to save someone else. I think the Victorians would have thought quite highly of Sherlock Holmes because he has most of the characteristics of an ideal […]

The Speckled Band

The Speckled Band contains an amazing piece of deduction from Sherlock Holmes which no one could work out from the small measure of evidence that Sherlock Holmes used to solve the case. Ironically a young woman appeals to him for help thinking that she is […]

Sherlock Holmes

Dr Roylott did not get away with the murder of is stepdaughter because he had a very educated a clever detective on his case. Dr Roylott wasn’t a very prepared and sensible murderer. He left too many clues lying around just waiting to be noticed. […]

Alexander Holder

Doyle not only uses detailed descriptions when describing scenery but also, when introducing a character that has come to seek help from Sherlock Holmes. ‘ her face all drawn and grey, with restless frightened eyes, like those of some hunted animal’ and’ her expression weary […]

Essay about The reason of Sherlock Holmes’ popularity

Essay about The reason of Sherlock Holmes’ popularity There are four long stories and fifty-six short stories and many pastiches about Sherlock Holmes in the world. But why is Sherlock Holmes so popular? So I would like to analyse the reason why Sherlock Holmes is […]

Holmes alive

We also find out that if a least one of the girls married it would ruin his plans, “While even one of them would cripple him to a serious extent”. We are suspicious of Dr. Roylott from the start of the story and later find […]

The next Sherlock Holmes story

In this story we see some of Holmes’ trademark characterstics, for example when he curls up in his armchair, and smokes his pipe when he is presented with Jabez Wilson’s problem. When Holmes first meets Jabez Wilson he almost analyses him and his clothes and […]

Sherlock Holmes

Both detectives are also slightly different, some would say odd. Poirot is Belgian and his grip on English grammar is not legendary. He also is very ordered and methodical, as Hastings says “Order and method are his gods. He even goes as far as to […]