Sherlock Holmes

Topics: Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Bohemia, Irene Adler Pages: 3 (1110 words) Published: April 9, 2012
Sherlock Holmes is a very wanted man. Many go look for him for help and assistance in a case or a problem they are having. With this said you would more likely think that he does it for money, that he uses his special gift of solving mysteries as a way of getting money. But on the contrary Holmes doesn’t even care for the money, he does it for the thrill of it, for the love of solving a case. In some of his stories you are able to see that most of the time he doesn’t even take money from his clients, he often sees value on other stuff that will just make him remember that case. Some of the example stories that we will be using are A scandal in Bohemia, The Red headed League, The Greek Interpreter among others.

At the beginning of the Red Headed League Mr. Wilson ask Holmes before leaving his office what about the pay? Holmes only says do not worry about that it will be taken care of. As the story proceeds you notice that there is a lot of money involved in the case, so you would think that he would come out with a big pay. At the end of the story when Mr. Merry weather said to Holmes “ I do not know the bank can thank you or repay you” Holmes could have easily asked for some of the French golden coins but all Holmes said was “I have one or two little scored of my own to settle with Mr. John Clay.” and also “I shall expect the bank refund, but beyond that I am amply repair by having had an experience which is in many ways unique….” you can see by this that money does not matter to Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

One example of how Sherlock Holmes helps any social economic class would be what he did in his short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” which was a very interesting story. He went through a lot in that story, first of all he didn’t know a king would come to him to solve a case. The second fact was that he took that case because he was really interested in the person who was involved in the mystery, which was Irene Adler, and we know that because...
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