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A Scandal in Bohemia

Irene Adler is the only woman for Sherlock Holmes! This paragraph is referring to Irene Adler. Sherlock Holmes is notorious for not being interested in women. However, he was obsessed with Irene...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2015 10:08 pm UTC

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Sherlock Holmes's particular faculty for observation is one of his defining characteristics. It is through his capacity to observe and interpret from the tiniest details that he is able to make his...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 10:07 am UTC

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Irene Adler has a picture of herself and the King of Bohemia, and he wants Holmes to get it back. The King of Bohemia explains to Holmes that when he was only a prince he made a bad decision. This...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 3:50 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate detective and is a unique and extremely popular character in media. He is cunning, intelligent, and also somewhat brash. Famously, he states in one of the works that...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 11:37 am UTC

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Holmes solves the mystery of the whereabouts of the "compromising" photograph by faking a fire to provoke the owner to rush to retrieve it before leaving her house. He even hires a whole "cast" of...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2009 12:13 am UTC

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If you read the last page of this story, the answer seems straightforward. The king says he is "immensely indebted" to Holmes for solving his problem and asks how he may reward the detective. He...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2016 5:07 pm UTC

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Irene Adler being called "the woman" has been a topic of discussion ever since "A Scandal in Bohemia" was published. Critics and readers alike have wondered whether there is more to Sherlock...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2018 2:26 pm UTC

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At the start of the story we find the newly-married Watson returning on an impulse to his old Baker Street quarters to see how Holmes is doing. He finds him with a royal client, the King of...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2013 10:36 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes uses very cold, precise, rational language, shorn of all emotion. This is because he is a man of reason, a man with a piercing intellect who has no time for the kind of emotional...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2021 1:17 pm UTC

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The first paragraph of "A Scandal in Bohemia" creates suspense because Dr. Watson recounts that Sherlock Holmes refers to a character in the story as "the woman." For some reason, this woman has...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2017 1:06 pm UTC

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The King of Bohemia is threatened with public embarrassment and disgrace if evidence of his past relationship with Irene Adler should come to light. He's about to be married to a young Scandinavian...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018 9:57 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes, wearing one of his famous disguises—on this occasion that of a drunken groom—has been closely observing the comings and goings at Irene Adler's house. One of the regular callers at...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019 6:43 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes is noted for his powers of deduction. But in the statement quoted in the posted question, he is showing that he also relies heavily on inductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning is...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2014 12:02 am UTC

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The value of disguise is a major theme in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia," which introduces the mysterious character of Irene Adler to the world of Sherlock Holmes. It begins as a very...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019 5:01 am UTC

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There are many things that we learn about Sherlock Holmes, one right after the other, in Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia," which appeared in Strand and was the first of the Sherlock Holmes stories...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2011 4:32 am UTC

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We learn in this story that Holmes is, after all, fallible. In his previous appearances, in the two novels A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four he cleared up all points of the case presented to...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 7:25 am UTC

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At the end of "A Scandal in Bohemia," the king offers Sherlock Holmes an "emerald snake ring" as payment for his services. Sherlock rejects this generous offer, however, and asks instead for the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 7:41 am UTC

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Once Sherlock Holmes hears about Irene Adler's marriage to the lawyer Godfrey Norton, he immediately understands its significance to the case to which he's been assigned. Now that Irene has been...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2020 11:09 am UTC

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At the end of "A Scandal in Bohemia," Sherlock Holmes asks the king for Irene's photograph as payment for his services. Holmes wants this photograph because he values it more highly than the money...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 9:45 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes, being a man of the highest intellect and deductive abilities, often comes across as a bit arrogant, and perhaps well he should be, for there are few others who have his powers of...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2019 11:22 am UTC

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In "A Scandal in Bohemia," Sherlock Holmes is employed by the King of Bohemia to recover some compromising letters and a photograph he sent to Irene Adler, an American opera singer, some years...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:46 am UTC

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Holmes's client in this story is the King of Bohemia. The King wants Holmes to secure a compromising photograph in possession of his former lover, the opera singer Irene Adler. Beautiful,...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 7:53 am UTC

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In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "A Scandal in Bohemia," the hereditary King of Bohemia has gotten himself into a pickle. He has fallen in love with an opera singer named Irene Adler, who...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2016 1:59 pm UTC

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A Scandal in Bohemia is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's third Sherlock Holmes story, which was first published in The Strand Magazine in July 1891. Conan Doyle wrote sixty-two Sherlock Holmes stories...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 9:05 pm UTC

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When Dr. Watson walks into Sherlock Holmes' apartment, Holmes proclaims that the good doctor has put on at least seven and a half pounds since his wedding. He also tells Dr. Watson that he (Dr....

Latest answer posted September 30, 2015 9:01 pm UTC

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The narrators of Cranford, in the chapter "Our Society," and "A Scandal in Bohemia" have few similarities between them. The narrators are, however, both first person narrators who have roles in...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2011 10:06 am UTC

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The main secret in "A Scandal in Bohemia" seems to be King Wilhelm's affair with Miss Adler. The photographs of them, the source of the potential scandal, stand for this secret. Holmes and Watson...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 4:02 am UTC

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Sherlock Holmes seems to have retained a lifelong affection for Irene Adler because she defeated him at his own game, which was reasoning. Holmes did not have a high opinion of women in general...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2015 7:18 am UTC

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At the beginning of the story, Sherlock Holmes tells Watson that he has received a mysterious letter. In the letter, the writer reveals that he needs to consult Holmes "upon a matter of the very...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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In the stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, while the main protagonist is Sherlock Holmes, the narrator is actually his friend and collaborator, John Watson. I would suggest that this...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 8:54 pm UTC

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Suspense is generated by the very first paragraph of “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Here, Dr. Watson tells us that Sherlock Holmes refers to Irene Adler as “THE woman.” Apparently, Holmes never refers to...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2021 11:31 am UTC

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Chapter 2 of A Study in Scarlet is titled "The Science of Deduction," so it is not surprising to find there some important insights about Holmes's method. In this chapter, Watson, when first...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2018 9:36 pm UTC

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On page 9 of "A Scandal in Bohemia," the reader gets a strong sense of the relationship between Holmes and Watson. In essence, their relationship is one of mutual dependence and is characterized by...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 11:12 am UTC

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The photographer in "A Scandal in Bohemia" remains anonymous, but the photograph he took stands at the center of a potential scandal for none other than the King of Bohemia. The unnamed...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2021 8:22 pm UTC

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A literary commentary can be a lot of work write, but it can also be a lot of fun. The reason for that is because a literary commentary allows you to write your opinion on the novel or parts of the...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2015 7:30 pm UTC

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Irene Adler appears in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia," which was published in The Strand Magazine in 1891. Ms. Adler made such an impression on...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 11:13 pm UTC

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We can't be absolutely certain, but perhaps Conan Doyle created Irene Adler because he wanted to provide Holmes with a particularly formidable adversary. In the 19th century, women were expected to...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2018 4:08 pm UTC

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At the beginning of the story "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Arthur Conan Doyle, the story's narrator, Dr. Watson, mentions that he has not seen his friend Sherlock Holmes for a while. As he states,...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2019 5:50 pm UTC

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In this story, Sherlock Holmes is hired by a man who turns out to be the king of Bohemia. The King is engaged to a woman from a royal family but he is afraid that her family will call off the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 10:46 am UTC

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In your introduction, it is important to establish the chronology of Holmes's early appearances. Although he had already been featured in two novels, "A Scandal in Bohemia" (first published in The...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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Holmes's client in "A Scandal in Bohemia" is the King of Bohemia. His goal, in this story, is to secure a compromising photo of himself with Irene Adler, even as she currently is threatening to...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2021 1:01 am UTC

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At the very beginning of the story, Dr. Watson is describing for the reader Sherlock Holmes's relationship with a woman called Irene Adler. Dr. Watson says that as far as Holmes is concerned, Irene...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2021 12:11 pm UTC

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The overall tone of the first passage in A Scandal in Bohemia is one of mystery, awe and education. The story is the first published in The Strand Magazine (1891) and very probably the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2015 12:00 pm UTC

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Sherlock Holmes has hit upon a characteristically ingenious plan to retrieve the compromising photograph in Irene Adler's possession. First of all, he pretends to be an injured clergymen set upon...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 12:05 pm UTC

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In my opinion, both Adler and Holmes end up winning in this case. You can argue that Adler has won because she really outsmarts Holmes. At the end of the story, Holmes has still not managed to get...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 11:09 am UTC

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I’m somewhat confused by your question since there is no character named Edward in “A Scandal in Bohemia.” The characters are: Sherlock Holmes, the iconic detective. Dr. John Watson, his close...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016 6:15 pm UTC

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Poe's "The Gold Bug" has some points similar to those in Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia," but in the main, there is more to contrast than to compare. The first point where they compare is that...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2011 6:03 am UTC

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As we can imagine, the King of Bohemia is very pleased at Holmes's ace detective work. (Not to mention rather relieved at being spared what would've been an almighty scandal). He expresses his...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018 9:04 am UTC

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I assume you are talking about the slim youth who hurried by late in the story. The youth seems to be the one who called out a greeting (good night) to Holmes. As it turns out, the youth was not...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 11:19 am UTC

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In the story "A Scandal in Bohemia," written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. John Watson, are commissioned by the King of Bohemia to retrieve a compromising...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 5:13 pm UTC

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