The Sign of the Four Imagery

The Sign of the Four Imagery

London city

The description of the weather in London shows its atmosphere and gives some feelings. “Mud-coloured clouds droop sadly over the muddy streets and the day is a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city”. The Strand Street plunges into darkness and it looks like a grey desert.

Aborigines of the Andaman Islands

The author pays considerable attention to the description of this tribe. As he writes “they are a fierce, morose, and intractable people, though capable of forming most devoted friendships when their confidence has once been gained.” They are not beautiful people and “massacres with the police are invariably concluded by a cannibal feast”. Aborigines are dangerous for the life of people.

Blamelessness of Mary

Mary Morstan wins readers at the first sight. “She is a blonde young lady, small, dainty, well gloved, and dressed in the most perfect taste”. What strikes readers as unusual is “a plainness and simplicity about her costume which bore with it a suggestion of limited means.” The author is delighted with the beauty and simplicity of English women.

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