The Personality of Sherlock Holmes Essay

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The Personality of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes, a creation of Scottish Author and Physician Sir Author Conan Doyle, is a fictional detective famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. Sherlock is a very unique individual and he is so realistic that many people believe he was a real man existed in the late 19th century. In fact, Sherlock possesses a very interesting set of personality and his distinctive characteristics plays a big role in captivating the heart of the audience. So, who is Sherlock? What kind of person could draw many people’s attention? Early In “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Dr Watson, Sherlock’s faithful…show more content…
Sherlock Holmes, by nature, is quite bold and he is willing to face any challenges in the way of justice. In “A Scandal in Bohemia” he throws himself into a mob to get the attention of Irene. He usually confronts violent murderers and people with better physical structures, for example: Dr Roylott from “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, intrepidly. In fact, Sherlock possesses above average physical strength and he once unbent the half bent fire poker with sudden effort in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”. As Dr Watson mentions during the conversations in “The Five Orange Pips”, he is a boxer and swordsman. Moreover, in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, Sherlock fought off the deadly snake with a cane, showing he is a versatile combat expert. Apart from his physical strength, Sherlock is also incomparable in mental strength. His intelligence is the key in his career and he possesses a vast knowledge too. He immediately recognizes the true identity the King of Bohemia in “A Scandal in Bohemia”, proving that he has knowledge in politics contrary to Dr Watson’s belief that Sherlock ignores politics. He shows that he also has knowledge in history by saying that he has heard of the Roylotts family in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and K.K.K in “The Five Orange Pips”. In addition, Sherlock is very proficient in
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