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A Study in Scarlet

The word "rache" is a German word meaning "revenge." In the story, it alludes to Jefferson Hope's determination to get revenge for the death of the woman he loved. He blames Enoch Drebber and...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 6:41 am UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

While Holmes does not fully explain how he solved the case in A Study in Scarlet, knowing more about his deduction style can help explain how he knew. As a "consulting detective," Holmes primarily...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018 5:57 am UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

The chapter initially catches our attention with Gregson's letter relating the particulars of the case Holmes contemplates investigating. Gregson writes, "There had been no robbery, nor is there...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2015 9:15 pm UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

In "A Study in Scarlet," Holmes and Watson investigate the death of an American man called Enoch Drebber. When Holmes finds a wedding ring at the murder scene, he advertises for its owner to come...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 8:55 am UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

Holmes uses the process of deduction, which involves making careful observations of physical evidence and the use of reasoning to lead to larger conclusions. For example, when he arrives at the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2017 1:35 pm UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

I believe that this attitude is wrong both in terms of the physical nature of the brain and the nature of our psychology. I also find it strange that Holmes would say such a thing given the way he...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2013 11:35 pm UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

A Study In Scarlet is certainly a tale of violence and transgression. This story introduces the world to Arthur Conan Doyle's enigmatic sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, at once a pioneer of innovative,...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2015 8:25 pm UTC

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A Study in Scarlet

John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time in a medical laboratory. The setting is described as follows: This was a lofty chamber, lined and littered with countless bottles. Broad, low...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2021 7:29 pm UTC

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