THIS ESSAY WILL BE USED AS MATERIAL FOR MY MEETING TOMORROW. IT IS NOT FOR SCHOOL WORK.
TEXT: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Including, but not limited to:
“The Red-Headed League”
“The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
& “The Final Problem”
✦ 3 full pages in length + Works Cited
✦ must quote & accurately cite at least two original Sherlock Holmes story
✦ Times New Roman, size 12 font
✦ perfect MLA format
Choose one of these possible topics:
1. What about Sherlock Holmes makes him the kind of hero who is adapted & reimagined
time & time again? What is it about this character that we find so appealing? Pick some
qualities of Sherlock Holmes that you think help answer this question & formulate a thesis
statement. Make sure to find evidence from at least one of the stories listed above to help
make your case.
2. Think about the relationship between Sherlock Holmes & John Watson. Does Sherlock
need Watson? How have modern adaptations, even those as loosely connected as House,
MD. complicated the relationship between these two characters? How has their relationship
stayed the same? Make sure to find evidence from at least one of the stories listed above.
3. Consider the point of view from which these stories are told. How do you think the stories
would be different if Doyle had written from third-person? Make sure to find evidence from
at least one of the stories listed above.
4. Consider the role of foreshadowing in the Sherlock stories. How is it used to drop hints
about Holmes’ investigation? How are other literary devices used in the stories? Make
sure to find evidence from at least one of the stories listed above.
January 6, 2018
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