New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Week 2 - Scandal in Bohemia

by: Nicole Dante

Week 2 - Scandal in Bohemia LITS 3151

Nicole Dante
GPA 3.115
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Detective Fiction

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Detective Fiction notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

What was discussed in class on A Scandal in Bohemia and how it calls back to Poe's work
Detective Fiction
Dr. Marilyn Rye
Class Notes




Popular in Detective Fiction

Popular in Literature

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicole Dante on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to LITS 3151 at Fairleigh Dickinson University taught by Dr. Marilyn Rye in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Detective Fiction in Literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Reviews for Week 2 - Scandal in Bohemia


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/08/16
th September 8 , 2016 Scandal in Bohemia Irene Adler (“The Woman") has pictures that are damaging to the reputation of the King of Bohemia’s reputation. Poe’s Influence on Conan Doyle • Importance of observation • Deduction • Putting self in the suspect’s mind • Overly confident (Dupin solves, keeping confidence, Holmes is outsmarted by Irene) • Detective “triumphs” o Holmes acts as judge, decides whether to let criminal go, die, etc. • Less intelligent sidekick acts as narrator • Detective is good at gathering evidence, especially through conversation • Both detectives used replacements when stealing, good attention to detail • Involve royalty • Crime of honor • Stages a scene • Use disguises Differences between Poe & Conan Doyle • Different kinds of endings (villain gets away) • Props (smoke bombs) • History/complex background about Holmes and Waston (previous cases mentioned • Holmes is “balanced” • Information given about Watson as a narrator • Holmes solves crimes to stave of boredom and his cocaine habit (for his own self interest) Generalizations about Women • Secretive • Materialistic • Predictable • Lead to believe he can figure Irene out based on these ideas • Irene figures out who he is and follows him home, outsmarts him and the king • Changes Holmes’s perception of women and their intelligence Story at the End • Irene maintains leverage against the King, keeps the stolen pictures • She is afraid of him physically (tall and worried about his reputation) • “I would give one of the provinces of my kingdom to retrieve that photograph” – King of Bohemia • Holmes rejects payment in the form of a snake ring • King says Irene is not on his “level”, meaning not royalty o Holmes says she is above his level o Represents a rise of the middle class in England Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a variety of novels • People only read Holmes • Conan Doyle killed off Holmes after 2 novels because no one was reading his other work • His mother was angry about character death, didn’t talk to him, so he brought the character back


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.