The great detective, in his stories? Essay

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k in his disguise For two streets he shuffled along with a bent back and an uncertain foot. I The Speckled Band Holmes searches for clues using his magnifying glass (lens) Then with his lens he tested the hinges and does not rely on what clues he is told and tests every theory for himself Holmes, after a careful examination through the open window, endeavoured in every way to force the shutter open, but without success. He has a theory of the mystery and now he is trying to test it my theory certainly presents some difficulties.

Holmes drew one of the chairs into a corner and sat silent, while his eyes travelled round and round and up and down, taking in every detail of the apartment. this is Holmes taking time, looking for clues and trying to piece them together and he is using quiet communication and letting no one know what he is thinking. He does the same thing that her done to Watson to Miss Stoner now by asking her a question which is actually a statement it looks newer than the other things.

He threw himself down upon his face with his lens in his hand, and crawled swiftly backwards and forwards, examining minutely the cracks between the boards this is the archetypal detective image we have come to associate with Sherlock Holmes. Holmess attention to detail has paid off and has noticed something that no one else has noticed before You can see now that it is fastened to a hook just above where the little opening of the ventilator is How very absurd! I never noticed that before .

Holmes brings to the readers attention that the bell rope and the ventilator where put in at the same time and the two are some how linked That is also quite modern said the lady. Done about the same time as the bell-rope remarked Holmes. Holmes had a keen interest and paid great attention to detail while he was looking around Dr Grimesby Roylotts chamber Holmes walked slowly around and examined each and all of them with the keenest interest. He took up a small saucer of milk which stood on the top of it (the safe) he has connected the saucer of milk to the safe some how.

I think I have seen enough now, Miss Stoner, and, with your permission, we shall walk out upon the lawn Holmes has gathered enough information, has also got his theory and he is not sharing it with anyone not even his faithful companion Dr Watson. Sherlock Holmes is following the usual pattern and is taking time to polish up his theory and make sure it is fool proof We had walked several times up and down the lawn, neither Miss Stoner nor myself liking to break in upon his thoughts, before he roused himself from his reverie.

In The Red-Headed League Holmes shows another one of his many talents which is a musician My friend was an enthusiastic musician, being himself not only a very capable performer, but a composer of no ordinary merit, and the also shows his calm side while his gently smiling face and his languid, dreamy eyes and then shows the detective side of Holmes Holmes the sleuth-hound, Holmes the relentless, keen-written, ready handed criminal agent.

Watsons silence at this time tells us that we regard Sherlock Holmes as a man of action devouring energy, a man of concern for his friend Dr Watson there may be some little danger, so kindly put your army revolver in your pocket and in The Speckled Band a man of great bravery Holmes sprang up from the bed, struck a match, and lashed furiously with his cane at the bell-pull.

He also shows that he is a man of action and bravery in The Red-Headed League Sherlock Holmes had sprung out and seized the intruder by the collar then shows he is a man of wits and a quick thinker The light flashed upon the barrel of a revolver but Holmess hunting-crop came down on the mans wrist, and the pistol clinked on the stone floor this also shows that Holmes cares about the safety of his companions. In The Man with the Twisted Lip he shows that he is big-headed and likes to take all of the glory Holmes stooped to the water jug, moistened his sponge, and then rubbed it twice vigorously across and down the prisoners face.

The readers perception of Holmes changes as a result of him being so cunning and of him being able to know for definite that the criminal he is about to catch/find is the right one and he has made no mistakes at all in all the clues that he found along the way of his investigation. In conclusion I think that Sherlock Holmes has been recognised as the template of all future literary detectives because Conan Doyle has made Sherlock Holmes a very interesting character by making him a man of action and great strength like in The Red-Headed League where he jumps out of the shadows lights his lamp and seized the intruder by the collar.

Sherlock Holmes reminds of many detectives and one of them is inspector Gadget as they both use magnifying glasses (which the television probably thought of by using Holmes as an example) and they both were long cloaks and detective hats. I thought that The Man with the Twisted Lip because that to me was the case with the least clues and the fact that the criminal that supposedly killed Mr Neville St Clair was actually him in disguise, I liked this case because it had Holmes at the start doing exactly what Mr Neville St Clair was trying to do all of the time.

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