The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is odd about Doyle's writing style?

The story is odd because most of the action, except for the final scene and the scene at Miss Adler's house is told rather than shown. This is not uncommon in the Sherlock Holmes stories and is almost a hallmark of the stories.

2. What do you know about Sherlock Holmes from "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

Holmes is a cold, calculating machine who is gifted at deduction. Holmes generally looks down on women and makes disparaging comments about them. He is also an elitist and values intelligence.

3. Describe Holmes and Watson's living situations.

Holmes and Watson use to be roommates at 221B Baker Street. After Watson got married, he moved into a place with his wife and now Holmes lives with servants in the apartment that he and Watson use to share.

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