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Hounds Of The Baskervilles - The relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

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English Coursework: Hounds Of The Baskervilles The relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson For my coursework, I will find the relation between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. I will compare the similarities and differences between the two. I will also see each characters interest and abilities as well as the way they speak to each other and to others. Looking at how they work together will also be a key factor. Sherlock Holmes is the main character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of The Baskerville. Even though he is the central character, he is almost absent during the central part of the story. In this Particular story his assistant or sidekick Dr Watson takes his place. Sherlock Holmes was a man of truth and natural. He does not believe that there is anything supernatural behind Baskerville hall when he says, "The Devils agent may be of flesh and blood, may they not?" You could tell from his appearance. ...read more.

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Dr. Watson is the chronicler of Sherlock Holmes. Watson follows Holmes from place to place describing to the audience the sequence of events as they happen. Through Watson's eyes the audience is given a glimpse into the world of Sherlock Holmes. Watson is amazed by the investigative powers of Holmes and in turn the audience is amazed too. Holmes' perceived genius is not in what he does but more in what he does not do. Holmes is able to come to a conclusion in his cases with seemingly little evidence or effort. Holmes has incredible powers of deduction and is able to come to a conclusion because he makes observations that other detectives miss completely. Detectives often approach Holmes from Scotland Yard when they are unable to solve a case. He is not a professional detective and only involves himself in his work as a hobby except for occasionally taking a case to earn enough money in order to live. ...read more.

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Watson has a more romantic, less practical imagination than Holmes but it is this imagination, which provides some of the most evocative description of the Devon countryside, especially the qualities of Dartmoor itself. Watson romanticism extends his attitude towards women. He is always courageous, but always appreciative of pretty woman such as Beryl Stapleton or Mrs Barrymore. When Holmes speaks to anyone, he goes inside their mind and finds out what they are thinking. When he finds out he plays with them. One fine example is when Holmes was speaking to Dr Mortimer, "Dear, dear, that's bad!" When Dr Mortimer listens to him, he blinks to the glass with mild astonishment. Whereas When Watson speaks to someone he is more emotional, and he waits to hear before speaking. An example of this is when Holmes speaks to him, "Well, Watson What did you make of it?" Watson replies, "How did you know what I was doing?" Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have a unique chemistry in their relationship. They always understand each other, help each other and most importantly they trust each other. ...read more.

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