The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Essay
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A study of starlet was published in 1888, bringing together Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Watson admires Sherlock for his intelligence, wisdom, and how he solves mysteries so he works with Sherlock in order to learn from him. The act of Watson and Holmes is very interesting and effective in the short story “The Red-Headed League”. In “The Red-Headed League” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock is characterized in the short story with a lot of intelligence and fiction. He needed Watson’s company “Sarasate plays at the St.
James’s Hall this afternoon,” he remarked. “What do you think, Watson? Could your patients spare you for a few hours?” Sherlock is described as having piercing eyes which means he is vigilant or alert and smart. Sherlock is also said to be tall with black hair and hawk-like facial features. Don Conan portrays Sherlock as being a blunt and impatient man. At the beginning of “The Red-Headed League” when Watson got into the room and interrupted Sherlock conversation with my Jabez Wilson, Sherlock did not like the interruption that’s why he said “You could not possibly have come at a better time, my dear Watson,” He was anxious for Jabez to recommence his narrative.
Contrary to Sherlock, Watson is a polite man. When he interrupted Sherlock and Wilson’s, he apologizes and excuses himself “I was afraid that you were engaged.” “Then I can wait in the next room.” Conan Doyle’s choice of choosing Watson as the narrator for “The Red-Headed League” is very effective. Right from the beginning of the narrative, it is clear that Sherlock and Watson know each other or are friends, and the feeling of their friendship is made real in “The Final Problem” as Watson is highly affected by the tragic death of Sherlock. Watson makes a good narrator contrary to Sherlock Holmes high powers of being extremely smart and solves all the worlds’ problems. Watson seems like a normal person. Watson, just like any reader of Sherlock Holmes stories or viewers of his movies, is amazed by Sherlock’s skills.
Towards the ending of “ The Red-Headed League”, Watson helps the reader comprehend how Sherlock came to the conclusion that the bank was going to be robbed by asking Sherlock the question “But how could you guess what the motive was?” and “how could you tell they will make their attempt tonight”. This satisfies Watson and also the readers and shows Sherlock’s power of reasoning. Towards the end “The Red-Headed League”, there are clues that a mystery is about to be exposed or solved when Sherlock told Watson “Very well. And, I say, Doctor, there may be some little danger, so kindly put your army revolver in your pocket.” Sherlock was so amazed when Watson told him about the advertisement he found in the newspaper and concludes it does not sound real to him because of all the strange factors about the advertisement, and how Watson is hired. When Sherlock and Watson go to Mr. Wilson’s shop to meet the assistant, Sherlock notices the knees of the assistant trousers but Sherlock alone knows why the knees of his trousers are significant to him. Watson and the readers cannot understand at the moment. A perfect atmosphere is built for the finale when Sherlock, Watson, the police agent Mr. Jones and Mr. Mayweather, the bank director sat in darkness. While they wait in the “earth smelly passage” in “absolute darkness”, Watson is so nervous. This nervousness shows the anticipation felt by the characters and the readers. Although Watson is excited by the plan, he says there is something “depressing” and “subduing” about sitting in the dark.
Watson starts feeling uncomfortable after sitting in the dark for a while he thinks “the night must have almost gone and the dawn breaking”. The silence and how tensed the characters are at this point creates the tension for the reader how much the intensity and suspense will affect how much the reader enjoys the ending. Watson knows that Sherlock will never tell him the details with him until he was sure and clear about everything. Sherlock is a secretive man and he has his reasons. He only shares theories and suspicions with Watson not because he does not trust him but because he does not want to give Watson too much information. Sherlock is a man with reasons when he did not tell Watson everything. He is being careful and wants to solve the mystery with accuracy. Watson had already understood that about Sherlock so he never demanded an explanation. In the final problem, there is a different theme because, in the opening paragraph, you can sense the feeling of misery as Watson writes with a heavy heart. The whole story has a depressed atmosphere. This is increased by the surprised and very uncharacteristic entry of Sherlock. Watson seems so confused by his unusual way of acting. Sherlock is usually unpredictable, very blunt and straightforward so Watson is surprised by his use of unanticipated euphemism. He says “Yes I have been using myself up rather too freely”. As soon as Sherlock appears, he starts acting unusual.
To conclude, Sherlock and Watson are very good partners despite their differences. The differences they have to help them in solving the mystery together and in each other’s job. Watson is not a very smart character as compared to Sherlock but he helped Holmes and stimulated him by trying to get clues of what he was up to. Sherlock could be difficult to work with but Watson hard understood exactly how he was and accepted his arrogance and secrecy. Watson was an assistant to Sherlock but he only gave instructions without reasons maybe because he is easy going with a good temper. Watson obeyed Sherlock without the attitude and without reasons. They are like the perfect partners. The dominant and the submissive