This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Very Basic Synopsis Of Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study In Scarlet".

630 words - 3 pages

Would you do a good deed if you knew that it would go unrecognized, or better yet, that someone else would receive the credit for your efforts?Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet" is a story is about two friends who meet and solve their first mystery together. Although they would not receive the recognition for their efforts, the two friends quickly and efficiently solved a complex murder, while learning a good deal about each other.Dr. Watson, after receiving a degree in medicine from the University of London, became an Army surgeon attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers. While serving in the second Afghan war, a bullet shattered the bone in his shoulder. A medical board removed him from his duties and determined that he should return to England.Upon relocating to London, Dr. Watson soon came to the realization that he was living beyond his means. He knew that he had to change his lifestyle and considered sharing a residence with another gentleman. One day while he was at a bar he recognized a young man named Stamford. Stamford had been a dresser under him at Barts. Dr. Watson greeted him with enthusiasm and informed him that he was looking to make a change of residence. It is at this point in the story that the reader is introduced to Sherlock Holmes.Stamford explained that his friend, Sherlock Holmes, was looking for a roommate to share expenses, and although Stamford told Dr. Watson that Mr. Holmes might not make a very good companion, Dr. Watson still delighted in meeting him.It wasn't long after they had been living together that Sherlock Holmes received news from Scotland Yard of a curious murder. Mr. Holmes invited Dr. Watson to accompany him to the scene of the murder and together the two men observed the details of the mystery. Written...

Find Another Essay On A very basic synopsis of Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet".

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes vs. BBC's Sherlock A research paper comparing and contrasting the original Sherlock Holmes novels to the BBC TV series

1576 words - 6 pages novels, and how does BBC translate the story of Sherlock Holmes into a modern setting?The episodes of Sherlock aired so far draw their plotlines directly from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original writings. Over the course of his life, Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories about Sherlock Holmes. The first novel featuring Holmes was A Study in Scarlet, which inspired the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study in Pink" ("Overview of Arthur

Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band

2916 words - 12 pages changes in occupation and other factors, his stories tended to be more emotive than usual. Doyle was born in year 1859, in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, but poverty as a medical practitioner made him turn to writing. In 1887, his first book, 'A Study in Scarlet' introduced the vigilant, deductive Sherlock Holmes, his good-natured question-raising friend, Dr Watson, and the whole apparatus of detection mythology associated

A Study in Scarlett: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2656 words - 11 pages of 1885, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle decided it was time to marry and took Louisa Hawkins to be his wife. They lived a pleasant life, and he was able to settle down from his busy life he lead. During this pause in his life, Doyle decided to begin the novel that would be his claim to fame. This would be published two years later under the name of A Study In Scarlet. In his first novel, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduces his main characters, Sherlock

A Study in Scarlet Review

709 words - 3 pages Sherlock Holmes is a name with many faces who has continued to appear and inspire throughout the world since his birth at the hand of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the year 1886. His introduction to the world was found in a novel initially intended to be a stand-alone story that did not continue; however, the character sparked some interest, particularly in America, and Doyle resumed sharing the tales of Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Holmes

With Reference to Collins A Terribly Strange Bed and Conan Doyle's

1235 words - 5 pages With Reference to Collins A Terribly Strange Bed and Conan Doyle's Speckled Band, Discuss How Both Authors Create Mystery and Tension. Although these short stories are fictional and were written in the mid 19th Century they are crime dramas containing stereotypical images of the villains of the time. These include social outcasts such as Dr Roylott and Monsieur Faulkner. Many writers use suspense in their stories in order to excite the

Structure, Language and Characterisation of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes

1275 words - 5 pages simplicity by the stories hero. Who is intelligent and analytical superior to the law enforcements? This is an additional common tradition in the genre; were the police seem to be deficient in perfection acuteness in Neanderthal ways. Conan Doyle started writing in 1887 with his first story "A Study in Scarlet"; the story introduces Holmes and his companion Dr.Waston. A great majority of these stories involve mystery. The heart of the

Glorification of Masculinity in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lost World

1285 words - 5 pages prevailing stereotype of the classic "Marlboro Man" along with movie heroes such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, and John Wayne give the impression of the adventurous ladies' man who laughs in the face of danger and can do no wrong. Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of adventure, The Lost World, is an excellent example of the search for manhood and glorification of masculinity. What begins as a scientific expedition turns into a journey to satisfy the

Symnbolism in the Hound of the Baskerville by Arthur Conan

719 words - 3 pages Symbolism is when authors use items to signify certain ideas by giving them a meaning that is different from what it literally represents. Most authors use this literary device in their books, because it adds to the deepness of the book. Symbolism allows the author to give a deeper meaning to a concept. In the classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskerville by Arthur Conan Doyle, symbolism is utilized. The three items that Doyle applied symbolism

Synopsis of "A Christmas Carol"

532 words - 2 pages Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish, penny-pinching miser. He doesn't care for the people around him and mankind exists only for the money that he can make through business. In particular, Mr. Scrooge detests Christmas, which he views as a useless time that only interrupts his business for 2 days a year. After a day of harassing those who are celebrating Christmas, Scrooge is visited, on Christmas Eve, by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley

A Synopsis of Oddyseus' Trip

1037 words - 4 pages Troy lost against the Greeks, but the Greeks in the process, had dishonored Athena and angered her. They took a prophetess, Cassandra, who was one of Priams daughters, from a sanctuary that had been Athena's. They brought her out and sacrificed her. Athena was upset and went to Poseidon for help. He agreed since Troy had already fallen, and when the Greeks set out, he unleashed a terrible storm. As the water was stirred ships were destroyed

The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2292 words - 9 pages eventually stoppedbeing a troublesome youth. On the average, he enjoyed his years there playing footballand tobogganing. When he left Austria in 1876, he stopped in Paris to visit an uncle,Michael Conan, from which he got his name. He saw many wonders including the Arc deTriomphe and other French landmarks (Wood 23). Arthur Doyle then returned to Edinburgh, the place of his birth, and saw hisfamily. Soon after his arrival he decided to study

Similar Essays

Watson's Role As A Narrator In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes

3455 words - 14 pages cited. He explains that though they had a distant relationship, they had respect and admiration for each other. His argument is persuasive as the primary sources are direct in supporting Baylen’s argument. I might use this article to further develop the connection between nonfiction writing and Sherlock Holmes. Frank, Lawrence. "Dreaming the Medusa: Imperialism, Primitivism, and Sexuality in Arthur Conan Doyle's "the Sign of Four"." Signs 22.1

Doyle's Hound Of The Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

5753 words - 23 pages Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He studied at Stony Hurst as a member of the Society of Jesus which was a religious order founded in the early sixteenth century. He graduated in medicine from Edinburgh in 1881, winning his doctorate in 1885

The Portrayal Of Gender, Ethnicity And Class In Two Of Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories

1505 words - 6 pages The Portrayal of Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Two of Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories Arthur Conan Doyle was a well known writer during the Victorian Era and still is today. He was famous for his stories. One of his books had a fictional character that caught people's attention. This character is a spectacular detective, Sherlock Holmes. People loved Sherlock Holmes so much because he always solves the case and always

Exploring The Reasons Behind The Popularity Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories

1435 words - 6 pages Exploring the Reasons Behind the Popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories Although not a real detective, the character of Sherlock Holmes gave the general public a sense of security because in the stories he is seen to solve cases quite easily, such as in "The Man With The Twisted Lip." Watson says "I wish I knew how you reached your results" and Holmes replies, "I reached this one, by sitting upon five pillows and