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The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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Mercy Vazquez

on 15 May 2014

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Transcript of The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Setting
The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Sherlock Holmes:
Tall,Gaunt, Wears long gray travelling-cloak, wears a close-fitting cloth cap

Lestrade, of Scotland Yard: A lean, ferret-like man, furtive and sly-looking, he wears a light brown dust-coat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings
Jack of Ballarat tall man, left-handed, limps with the right leg, wears thick-soled shooting-boots and a gray cloak, smokes Indian cigars, uses a cigar-holder, and carries a blunt pen-knife in his pocket.


Characters
Mr.John Turner: man who entered was a strange and impressive figure. His slow, limping step and bowed shoulders gave the appearance of decrepitude, and yet his hard, deep-lined, craggy features, and his enormous limbs showed that he was possessed of unusual strength of body and of character. His tangled beard, grizzled hair, and outstanding, drooping eyebrows combined to give an air of dignity and power to his appearance, but his face was of an ashen white, while his lips and the corners of his nostrils were tinged with a shade of blue. It was clear to me at a glance that he was in the grip of some deadly and chronic disease. Also known as : Jack of Ballarat

One more Character..
Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve a murder that was made at the Boscombe Pool and who did.

The antagonist is having an internal conflict if he should give her daughter to Mr.McCarthy’s son. He also had and external conflict to kill Mr.McCarthy because he was talking to his son.
Watson is doubting if Mr.McCarthy’s son is actually innocent.
Conflicts that is solved:
Holmes solves the case and the murder is spared and puts the past behind him
Conflict
Exposition:Holmes calls Watson to accompany him to Ross to solve a mystery about a murder. They are reading the story of the murder
Rising Action:Lestrade takes them to the pool and Holmes traces the tracks at the Boscombe Pool that were left in the mud and they read that the son and father had a strong argument.
Climax:The son leaves and then returns when he hears his father yell and finds him dead. Then the father says something about a rat and there was a cloak that the murder dropped. Then it disappeared.
Falling Action:Holmes solves who the murder is. He then calls the murder to come to his house. Then the murder comes and tells the story of why he killed Mr.McCarthy
Resolution: Holmes writes it down and promises not to submit the card if it isn’t necessary and that he would help the man that killed Mr.McCarthy, Mr.Turner. He spares him.


Plot
The story includes a suspect of the murder like Mr.McCarthy's son.
The story also includes the detective, Holmes, and there are many witnesses like the son and a girl.The author provides the reader with clues that the detective also knows, like the cigar on the floor, the cloak, the footprints on the mud, etc. There isn’t any false herrings, but the son of Mr. McCarthy says something that his father said about a rat before he died and that threw off Lestrade, but not Holmes. So the story does include the characteristics of a good mystery story.
Genre
1."He ran round, like a dog who is picking up a scent, and then turned upon my companion. "

2. "His nostrils seemed to dilate with purely animal lust for the chase..."
Figurative Language
Irony:
The son says something about a rat and they think that a rat or something killed Mr.McCarthy
The cloak that was dropped on the ground by the murder suddenly disappeared
The murder appears at Holmes house and tells the truth of why he killed Mr.McCarthy


Symbolism or Irony
The setting takes place in a pretty little town. It's called the Boscombe Valley.
It also takes place at the Boscombe Pool which is a little reed-girt sheet of water some fifty yards across, is situated at the boundary between the Hatherley Farm and the private park of the wealthy Mr. Turner. Above the woods which lined it upon the farther side the red, jutting pinnacles which marked the site of the rich landowner's dwelling. On the Hatherley side of the pool the woods grew very thick, and there was a narrow belt of sodden grass twenty paces across between the edge of the trees land the reeds which lined the lake.

Summary
This story is about how Sherlock Holmes and Watson set out to figure out a murder case, The Boscombe Valley Mystery. A man by the name Mr.McCarthy was assassinated. But by who? Many witnesses had said that they had heard his son and him get into a very strong argument. The son was carrying a rifle. But he said in his interview, that he had left his father and then had returned to a cry of pain from his father. Mr.McCarthy's son had also said that he had said something about a "rat" and that there was a cloak lying on the floor and then it had disappeared. Sherlock was soon on the case a deduced who the murder was. His name was Mr.John Turner. He calls him over to Baker Street and there he counts why he killed Mr.McCarthy.
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