The Sign Of Four: A Literary Analysis

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I have always loved Sherlock Holmes and read many adaptations and also watch the TV – series of it. “The Sign of four” is the second novel after “A Study in Scarlet” featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle creates a whole different world where we can get lost in, Sherlock is a fascinating character who is intelligent, masterful and so sure of himself. I love seeing him that how he comes to his conclusions and often surprised by what he picks up and finds. He is so observant as many things we would never spot and came to the conclusion as it almost looks like magical. The story is written from the view of Dr Watson who is Holmes trusty companion and we get a real feel for all the characters through him. Watson is a good friend and note down all the adventures he and Holmes go on. Based on setting in London, the novel starts (and end) with Holmes taking cocaine as he complains that life…show more content…
This book is similar to the book ‘A Study in Scarlet’ but more thrilling and suspenseful. The story is fast paced with plenty of excitement, suspense and action packed story and a thrilling boat chase for the climax of the story. The novel is also noteworthy as its focus on Holmes use of cocaine in the beginning and end. The book kept me on my toes and entertained the whole time. By reading this book, I realized the text is universal and that’s why it’s so popular. There is a variety of genres in this book that’s why it is popular in any age group. The book is packed with action, mystery, romance, violence, secret, war, drugs, treasure and plenty of humor that attract men, woman and children. It was the pleasure reading this book, challenged me, kept me guessing, had me rooting for the protagonist and the antagonist and impressed me throughout the whole

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