Character Analysis Of Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle, portrays Sherlock to be that of an intellectual and ingenious detective. Sherlock presents those traits in copious ways while solving his endless amounts of crimes. However, the main quality Sherlock repetitively uses to help solve his mysterious, is his manipulative personality. Sherlock Holmes uses manipulation to influence his accomplices or in most cases his sidekick Watson, to intimidate or trick his suspects into confession, and to remain control of his situations or further plans. In both (Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventure of the Dying Detective. US: Collier’s Magazine (1913), and (Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. UK: The Strand Magazine (1892), the use of Sherlock’s manipulative …show more content…

Many times Doyle lets Sherlock come off as manipulative to really influence his friends so that he is able to make his case. He uses his manipulation to his advantage so that there will be little to no complications when solving his crimes.

Manipulation is a huge part of Sherlock’s personality, and in every way he tries to use it to his as well as his mystery solving advantage. Doyle enforces Sherlock to question his suspects so that they will confess to their wrong-doings. Sherlock uses his manipulative skills to intimidate and trick his suspects into giving information without them even realizing they are doing so. Sherlock is incredibly clever, and quite witty when being manipulative, he does it so nonchalantly that his suspects really think it’s to their advantage, an example of this is when Sherlock is arguing with the goose merchant, “It’s merely taking your money, for I know that I am right. But I’ll have a sovereign on with you, just to teach you not to be obstinate.” (Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, 54). Sherlock is so clever to accuse his suspect of something, so that they will give the evidence he is looking for. He’s determined to continue his case with all leading evidence, and so therefore he uses his manipulative manner to achieve just that.
He’s able to solve many of his cases without any suspicion due to his

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