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sherlock holmes characteristics

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Sherlock Holmes characteristics In matters of personal hygiene, by contrast, Holmes is described in The Hound of the Baskervilles as having a "cat-like" love of personal cleanliness. This in no way appears to hinder his intensely practical pursuit of his profession, HE IS PRESENTED AS AN INDEPENDENT STUDENT OF CHEMISTRY WITH A VARIETY OF VERY CURIOUS SIDE INTERESTS, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH TURN OUT TO BE SINGLE-MINDEDLY BENT TOWARDS MAKING HIM SUPERIOR AT SOLVING CRIMES. HOLMES MAINTAINS STRICT ADHERENCE TO SCIENTIFIC METHODS, AND FOCUSES ON LOGIC AND THE POWERS OF OBSERVATION AND DEDUCTION.

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SKIN MARKS SUCH AS TATTOOS COULD REVEAL MUCH ABOUT THEIR PAST HISTORY. HE APPLIED THE SAME METHOD TO PERSONAL ITEMS SUCH AS WALKING STICKS (FAMOUSLY IN THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES) OR HATS (IN THE CASE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE), WITH SMALL DETAILS SUCH AS MEDALLIONS, WEAR AND CONTAMINATION YIELDING VITAL INDICATORS OF THEIR ABSENT OWNERS. Holmes is the famed 221b Baker Street detective with a keen eye, hawked nose, and the trademark hat and pipe. Holmes is observation and intuition personified, and though he takes a bit of a back seat to Watson in this story, we always feel his presence.

Conclusion

He doesn't just look at objects and tings he makes very detailed mental notes about them. He sees things that others wouldn't see because they don't look as closely as he does. In the Red Headed League Holmes is trying to prove the point that he doesn't just look he observes to his sidekick Dr Watson. To do this he asked Watson how many steps there are on his staircase. Watson does not know the answer but Holmes does. This is a characteristic that Holmes uses to help him solve many of his mysteries. Another characteristic that Holmes possesses is his ability to work out what has happened and how Read more: http://www.coursework.info/GCSE/English_Literature/Prose_Fiction/By_Author/Arthur_Conan_Doyle/The_Characteristics_of_Sherlock_Holmes_L5719.html#ixzz0kIfGFYkX

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