Essay on Detective Fiction

Comparing Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes

The atmospheres in the stories differ very much right from the beginning as in Lamb to the Slaughter we have a pregnant happily married woman who is waiting for her husband who she loves very much to come back from work so that she can make him something to eat etc. Words like “wonderful”, “Luxuriate,” […]

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Golden Age

The crime-fiction genre is a longstanding genre which deals with the thrill and suspicion of ensnaring a villain, often by means of a fascinating process of thoughtful deduction. The perennial interest generated by villains and their associated crimes means that the genre is still very popular, though it has undergone development to make it more […]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles Analysis

The two versions of The Hound of the Baskervilles show a discrepancy in different ways. Firstly, the audience get an overall view that in the 1983 version, it is more of an investigation rather than anything else. This appears to make the audience have their own theory what is to come at the end. David […]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Both books have varying degrees of reassuring closure; however, the fact that brutal murders have occurred is a pervasive dampener. An intriguing dichotomy between the inhumane, on the one hand, and the comeuppance on the other, is a fact often overlooked in murder stories; wherein the reader ignores the atrocities of murder and only experiences […]

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The Real Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle is the author of the very popular Sherlock Holmes series. He wrote many adventures about Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective who is extremely intelligent and sees the world differently than most people. Although Holmes is a fictional character, Doyle was inspired by one of his University professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, who was […]

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Sherlock Holmes v Dexter Morgan

Two detectives, one from over a century ago in London and the other in modern day United States, provide an interesting look at how detectives’ minds work. Both are brilliant and emotionally distant, but approach life and work very differently from that point. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective living in London, who borders on […]

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a very wanted man. Many go look for him for help and assistance in a case or a problem they are having. With this said you would more likely think that he does it for money, that he uses his special gift of solving mysteries as a way of getting money. But […]

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