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The Characteristics of Sherlock Holmes

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The Characteristics of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has many interesting and different characteristics, which he uses to solve the crimes, and mysteries that he gets involved with or gets asked to solve. One characteristic that Sherlock Holmes has is being very observant. 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. ...read more.


He even manages to work out somebody's life from what clothes they are wearing and what their hands are like. " Ha has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a freeman, that he has been in china and that he has done some considerable amount of writing lately" Holmes is helped in solving mysteries by a knowledge he has of obscure things, places and processes. One of these is his knowledge about the German paper making industry. After receiving a letter asking for help in a mystery Holmes observes the paper the note is written on and tells Watson exactly where the paper was made and who by. ...read more.


Another one of Holmes's characteristics is that he is able to be clever, sensible and responsive at one time but at another time he is a drug user. Unlike most people he is able to keep these two very different lives separate. He is then and anti-social character. This is summed up with a phrase from his dear friend Dr Watson " who loathed every sort of society". Sherlock Holmes has a very complicated character, which can be broken down into the few characteristics that I have detailed. The characteristics all help in some way or another to solve the often-complicated mysteries that he is asked to solve. ...read more.

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