It has been told that opposites attract in the novel Hound of the Baskervilles. The author known to be Arthur Conan Doyle magnifies Watson as a competant and usefull assistant towards Holmes and also how he is a brilliant and emotionally detached genuis. In the following essay i will state by using the four traits being, actions and behaviour, thoughts and feelings, relationship with others and lastly the charaters motivation how Watson shows his assistance and how Holmes his brilliance. The outes used to justify the four traits explaine how both Watson and Holmes are foil characters. Foil characters being the two that magnify and highlight the traits of one another. Dr J Watson is a competent and useful assistant towards Holmes . He shows this through his actions and behaviors, Thought's and feelings, relationship with others, and modivation. Firstly Dr. Watson shows his capability through his actions and behavior. When Watson is told by Holmes to go with Henry and to not let him out of his sight he makes sure that nothing gets in the way of his responsibilities. He never wavered until Henry wants to go meet Miss Stapleton and wishes to be alone, then he thinks to himself, " To follow them and break their intimate conversation seems to be an outrage and yet my clear duty was never for an instant to let him out of my site" ( Doyle 85 ). Watson doesn't want to let Holmes down so he remains by Henrys side because he is determined to let nothing happen to him. He knows that its not what Henry asks from him that is important but it is what Holmes is asking from him. Secondly Dr. Watson capably assists Holmes using his thought's and feelings. In the book Watson says, " The promise of adventure had always a fascination for me, and I was complimented by the words of Holmes and by the eagerness with which the Baronet hailed me as a companion" (Doyle 48). Watson is honoured that Holmes recommends him and ends up excepting the offer to take Henry and stay by his side to make sure that nothing happens to him.Watson is ready to listen to anything and everything that Holmes has to tell him and is ready to assist Henry in his journey. Next Dr. Watson capably assists Holmes through his relationship with…
Sherlock Holmes: Hound of Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes: Hound of Baskervilles is a book set up in the early nineteenth century in England and has many realistic occurrences in the book. Sherlock Holmes, is himself Famous, but the book also has a great cast of characters, like Dr. Watson and Mr. Stapleton. the plot is remarkable and keeps you wondering. The story is pretty well written. Mainly this is a good book with a lot of problem solving in it.
The historical tie-ins in the story…
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On the rare occasion, I’m left alone…
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whole life, and reminds the audience he is quite good at it. Another famous mystery is the series of Sherlock Holmes, a hired detective who typically strings together seemingly useless information to save the day, much to the surprise of his associate Watson. However, in Memento and the Sherlock Holmes stories “The Musgrave Ritual” and “The Adventure of a Scandal in Bohemia”, neither Lenny nor Holmes is able to fully solve their cases. In both cases, irrational thinking and misinterpretation hinder…
AP English III
16 December 2013
Is Batman a modern day Sherlock Holmes? Should the title of world’s greatest detective applied to both their names? Sherlock Holmes, the great London detective world famous for his sleuthing skills and regarded as the best detective of all time. Batman, the protector of Gotham City from all injustice, created by the company Detective Comics, is also regarded with the same title. To better understand the synonymities of the men, their…
Sherlock Holmes By: Daja Copeland 3/18/14
Sherlock Holmes was a fine young detective who was created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle was a medical doctor but he would rather write about Sherlock then to attend to his patients. He alternated between days or weeks of sluggishness and similar periods of powerful engagement, with a challenging case or with his hobbies, experimental…
Character Analysis of Dr. John Watson
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would be a character without personality because each of them, Fred, Batman and Stewie,
needs their sidekick to balance them out. In the series Sherlock created by Mark Gantiss
and Steven Moffat, the main characters, Sherlock Holmes, cocky and impulsive, and Dr. John
Watson, cautious and shy, help each other to solve crimes . Through the show, we see how
Person of the Year- 1895- Sherlock Holmes
Times Magazine nominates a “Person of the Year” award annually, to publicly show admiration and respect for people that should be recognized. This person is nominated based on big or small actions whether negative or positive.
In light of recent events, it is clear that Sherlock Holmes, a promising detective, is the choice nominee. He has exceeded the great expectations of his London…
16 February 2015
Think Like Sherlock
In “Do You Think Like Sherlock Holmes? What the Detective Can Teach Us about Observation, Attention, and Happiness”, Maria Konnikova crafts up numerous valid points that can be applied to today’s society. Not everyone thinks about the importance of being observant, at least not as observant as Holmes. However, Konnikova wanted to take a deeper look into it and discover why and how Holmes obtained the skills he did. She thoroughly investigated…
Cultural Impact of Sherlock Holmes
When someone mentions the occupation of detective, a single image usually comes to mind, a man wearing a cape and deerstalker, holding a magnifying glass and smoking a pipe. This entire image can be contributed to one character: Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is considered by many to be the greatest detective to ever exist, even if he only exists in the pages of books and on movie and television screens. It is impossible to escape the influence of Holmes. Countless references…