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COMPRAE AND CONTRAST THE CHARACTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON.

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Introduction

COMPRAE AND CONTRAST THE CHARACTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. 1. Introduction. This short story was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1891, in the Victorian period. The two main characters of this story are Sherlock Holmes, a private detective who can solve any case however difficult it is and Dr. Watson, a medical surgeon who served in the 5th regiment of Northumberland Fusiliers and moved to the Second Anglo-Afghan War where he was wounded and after that, sent back to London, now helps Sherlock Holmes to solve their cases. These characters are very different; they have nothing in common, for example: while Sherlock is a great observer, Dr. ...read more.

Middle

Watson, a medical surgeon who served in the 5th regiment of Northumberland Fusiliers and moved to the Second Anglo-Afghan War where he was wounded and after that, sent back to London, now helps Sherlock Holmes to solve their cases. These characters are very different; they have nothing in common, for example: while Sherlock is a great observer, Dr. Watson is terrible at this. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have been seen as the ultimate partners for as long as they have been in print. Watson ends up marrying Mary and establishing a firm medical practice. After this, he stays away from Holmes for a long time. One day he decided to go to his old house in Baker Street, then he saw Sherlock through the window and rang the bell, it was the first time that they met since the marriage. ...read more.

Conclusion

Furthermore, Boswell kept a diary and wrote all about Dr. Johnson, just as Watson wrote about Holmes's adventures. They need each other. Their relationship is far deeper than anything that meets the eye; they mean more to each other than just a business partner or friend. Some have seen their relationship as anything from that of best friends No matter what Watson and Holmes mean to each other, both men seem to follow certain trends throughout the story: Watson will always be inferior to Holmes. He is not a good observer, according to Sherlock, Watson sees but does not observe. Through conversation and description of each other, both men continue to follow this trend. Even though sometimes Watson strays to make a comment or two about Holmes and his laziness or what not, he always comes back to praise him again. He profoundly admires Holmes. ...read more.

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