Character of Sherlock Holmes
“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” is one of a several detective collection written by Arthur Conan Doyle which became well known among numerous people in the world. The protagonist in “A Scandal in Bohemia” as well as in the rest of Doyle’s stories is a legendary detective known as Sherlock Holmes, who always shows a positive energy into solving criminal mysteries. In “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Holmes along with his trustful friend, tries to unravel the riddle regarding the hidden letters of the King of Bohemia. Sherlock Holmes’s unusual personality makes him an excellent observing person. Also, his insensitivity towards women changes after he meets an outstanding challenger, Irene Adler. Even though Holmes’s work is secretive, he still needs a good friend which helps him with his mysteries.
One of the Sherlock Holmes’s characteristics is that he is an unusual observer as well as extremely cunning person. He works as a detective because his guilefulness, smartness, association with facts, and perceptiveness is perfectly developed. When Holmes sees Watson walking into his house, he immediately deduces from Watson’s manners, clothes, and a track of mud that he was recently wet, saying: "my eyes tell me that on the inside of your left shoe, just where the firelight strikes it, the leather is scored by six almost parallel cuts. Obviously they have been caused by someone who has very carelessly scraped round the edges of the sole in order to remove crusted mud from it. Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavery” (Doyle 22). Additional evidence which emphasizes Sherlock Holmes’s detective smartness is when he recognizes the false identity of the King of Bohemia. From a letter which Holmes received, he concludes that the paper was written in non-sensational literature and uncovers that it was made in Bohemia; therefore,...
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