The Personality of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes, a creation of Scottish Author and Physician Sir Author Conan Doyle, is a fictional detective famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. Sherlock is a very unique individual and he is so realistic that many people believe he was a real man existed in the late 19th century. In fact, Sherlock possesses a very interesting set of personality and his distinctive characteristics plays a big role in captivating the heart of the audience. So, who is Sherlock? What kind of person could draw many people’s attention?
Early In “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Dr Watson, Sherlock’s faithful companion, describes Sherlock as “bohemian” in habits and lifestyle. He loathed from every form of society by burying among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and crime solving. As a talented detective, Sherlock is very observant and he cares every detail around him. In “A Scandal in Bohemia”, he easily deducts that Dr Watson goes into harness and has a clumsy maid by just looking at his appearance and shoes. Sherlock sees things that other wouldn’t see because they don’t look as closely as he does. For example, Sherlock remembers how many steps there are from the hall to his room while Dr Watson doesn’t although he has used it for hundreds of times. In “The Five Orange Pips”, Sherlock pays attention to slight details such as date when people were dead and places from which the threat letters were sent.
Sherlock can often be quite cold and dispassionate. However he does have capacities for human emotion and friendship. He has a remarkable capacity to gently soothe and reassure people suffering from extreme distress by offering cup of coffee to shivering people, drying clothes for soaked clients and making them feel safe. Sherlock also has emotions, however, he decides to suppress them since they can be disturbing factors in his capability to think logically. Early in “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Dr Watson remarked that, for Sherlock, a strong emotion could be more disturbing than a defect on his favorite devices.
Sherlock Holmes, by nature, is quite bold and he is willing to face any challenges in the way of justice. In “A Scandal in Bohemia” he throws himself into a mob to get the attention of Irene. He usually confronts violent murderers and people with better physical structures, for example: Dr Roylott from “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, intrepidly. In fact, Sherlock possesses above average physical strength and he once unbent the half bent fire poker with sudden effort in “The...