Sherlock Holmes

Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet Pages: 2 (660 words) Published: February 13, 2011
My favorite hero is an English man. An extraordinary person, whose fame as a very thorough and methodical investigator was rivalled only by the fascination (though sometimes by derision) of the way he conducted his activities and essentially, his lifestyle. He is the famous fictional detective known to many people as Sherlock Holmes. But really, who is Sherlock Holmes? Sherlock Holmes is the creation of a Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is also called the “consulting-detective”, famous for his insightful logical reasoning. He was first introduced in the book A Study in Scarlet, which is where he first met Dr. Watson, a retired medical surgeon and the narrator of the detective’s adventures. Holmes, as described by Watson, a Bohemian in both habits and lifestyle and an eccentric person because of his state-of-the-art standard of tidiness or good order. Watson describes Holmes, as stated in chapter 1 in the book of The Musgrave Rituals: “Although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind ... [he] keeps his cigars in the coal-scuttle, his tobacco in the toe end of a Persian slipper, and his unanswered correspondence transfixed by a jack-knife into the very centre of his wooden mantelpiece ... He had a horror of destroying documents.... Thus month after month his papers accumulated, until every corner of the room was stacked with bundles of manuscript which were on no account to be burned, and which could not be put away save by their owner”. In terms of his personal hygiene, Watson often find Holmes confined in his room for days, thinking about a certain case and being covered by the poisonous-atmosphere of tobacco smoke. It is also stated in chapter 12 Death on the Moor in the book of The Hound of the Baskervilles, narrated again by Watson, that Holmes has a “cat-like” love for personal cleanliness.

The real reason why I chose Sherlock Holmes as my favorite hero is because, back when I was in 2nd year...
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