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The Five Orange Pips
Transcript of The Five Orange Pips
Elements of Short Story
•The story starts off in London during the late 1800s.
•On a stormy September night, John Openshaw arrives at Sherlock's house and asks for advise concerning weird things that have recently happened to his family.
•Openshaw's uncle receives a letter which contains five orange pips. The envelope is marked with three Ks. Openshaw finds this amusing where as his uncle, Elias, is horrified.
•Sherlock Holmes finds out, after investigating, that John's uncle had papers connected with the KKK.
•Elias asks Openshaw to witness his will. His will states: all of Elias' wealth will go to his brother Joseph.
•Holmes finds out who the killer is based on shipping records.
•Holmes then sends the killer the five orange pips.
• Sherlock Holmes is trying to find out who sent the letter to John's family; he is also trying to find out who the killer is.
• An example of irony in this story would be: John's uncle received a letter, with five orange pips in them, from the KKK. He then sent it back to the KKK, which was unexpected.
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• The dialogue is necessary for the conflict.
The story would not make sense without it.
• Personification: "All day the wind had screamed..."
• Simile: "...like untamed beasts in a cage."
• John's uncle got a letter and saw three Ks. His nephew asked what was wrong, and he said "death". He knew he was going to die soon.
• The motive of the story was finding out about the letter John's uncle got from the KKK.
• The narrator of the story is Watson. The reason there needs to be a narrator in the story is because without a narrator, no story would, or could, be told.
Point of View
• The point of view is first person. The point
of view is telling what tense the story is being
• Watson was describing the storm that was taking place in London. He used many descriptive words that makes you picture the storm, as if you were in it.
• The setting in London, during the late 1800s-the 19th century.
• Even though it took place a while ago, the style of the story was very modernized.
The five orange pips in the letters was an example of symbolism.
The theme of the story was: what goes around, comes around.
The tone of the story mysterious, dark and moody.
•Before the killer can be caught, their ship sinks out at sea.
Watson is a indirect character because he is the narrator. Watson is a flat character because the story is in his point of view. He is also a dynamic character because throughout the story he does not change.
Elias is a direct character because he is the uncle to John Openshaw and also a secret klans member.
He is a round character within the story because he is not mentioned a lot.
Also, he is a static character in the story because he dos no change he stays the same character as he was introduced in the beginning of the story .
John Openshaw is a direct character in the story because he was mentioned a lot throughout it.
He is a round character because the story is based around him and his family. he is dynamic because he ends up dying at the end of the story.
•Elias starts to drink even more, and he is found dead the next morning after drowning in a small pool.