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Question How does the Author express human flaws when comparing the detectives in Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Study in Scarlet and Stieg Larssons The Girl with the Dragon TattooThis essay explores the different Author techniques used to express human flaws in Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Study in Scarlet as well as Stieg Larssons The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo It examines the way the authors express and explore human character flaws and compares the differentiation in both cultural as well as contemporary periodical differences Sherlock Holmes is a peculiar character whose nature is introverted and over analytical he also lacks interpersonal knowledge Lisbeth Salander whilst sharing the characteristic of being introverted is a completely different character whom is caring of those she knows yet completely asocial especially in her appearance Sir Arthur Conan Doyles A Study in Scarlet and Stieg Larssons The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are novels written in two very different cultures and contexts and in distinct styles but share a common factor in being focused around unique and troubled characters and both fitting comfortably within the genre of detective crime drama as well as written from a third person omniscient perspective During the course of this essay I will discuss the elements of human flaws such as over-analysis and introversion as well as their lack of emotional intelligence and understanding of others around them A Study in Scarlet was written and set in 1886 in London England and was the first story to feature the now infamous character of Sherlock Holmes as well as one of the first significant novels in the emerging detective drama genre It follows Holmes and his partner John Watson on their first meeting after which Holmes unique detective skills are displayed when he is tasked to solve the mystery of a murder The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a modern crime fiction novel published in 2008 three years after the Swedish original Its the first
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