An analysis of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work “Dancing Men” will help determine what theme and idea, genre, issue, and plot.
“Dancing men” analysis
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle.
Original title: The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
Year of writing: 1903.
Story Series: The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Genre: detective, crime story.
Literary genre: prose.
Topic: Disclosure of another crime by prominent detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson.
Idea: Every criminal will be punished for his actions, however cunning he may be.
“Dancing Men” Issues:
- crime and punishment;
- trust between husband and wife;
- reason and ingenuity conquer cunning and cunning;
- the victory of good over evil.
“Dancing Men” main characters:
Sherlock Holmes is a well known Baker Street detective.
Dr. Watson is his companion and assistant.
Houlton Quibitt is the client of investigating the meaning of strange messages with dancing men.
Mrs. Quibbitt (Ilsie) is Mr. Quibbitt’s wife who receives messages with dancing men.
About Slen is a Chicago bandit in love with Ilsa.
Martin is Inspector of the Norfolk Police Department.
The plot and composition of the work “Dancing Men”:
The exposition is a conversation between Sherlock and Watson about whether the latter is going to invest its money in South African securities and Holmes’ explanation of how he guessed everything.
Tie – Holmes shows Watson a note with dancing men and talks about a new affair.
Action – Holmes investigates Mr. Quibbitt’s case, deciphers messages with dancing men; unhappiness at the Quibitt House Holmes’ explanation of Dr. Watson and Inspector Martin’s case;
The climax is the arrest of Aba Slen, who came to the Ilsa meeting.
The upshot is the story of Aba Slen, the punishment for the crime, the recovery, and the follow-up to Mrs. Ilsi Quibitt.