Sherlock Holmes Characteristics

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Sherlock Holmes was an extraordinary man and an amazing detective who had unique skills that enabled him to solve crimes in the book The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He was consulted by many people and the police to solve crimes and mysteries because of his special skills. Holmes was able to briefly look at the most basic items involved in a mystery and reach conclusions that most people would not even notice. His qualities included being observant, being able to recreate a scene from very little evidence and having amazing senses. It was these skills and characteristics that led Sherlock Holmes to be known as a brilliant detective and crime solver.
One characteristic that Sherlock Holmes had was being very observant. Sherlock Holmes was able to look at the walking stick left in his office and instantly determined information about the owner. As Conan Doyle noted, “ So your grave, middle- aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a younger fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absentminded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff,”(5). This example proves that Holmes did not just look at
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The evidence used by Holmes to determine that the letter was written in a hotel was based on how the ink appeared on the envelope. His ability was demonstrated by the following quote, “The pen has spluttered twice in a single word and has run dry three times in a short address,”(46). To Holmes, this showed that there was very little ink in the pen. A private pen or an inkbottle was usually not dry. Sherlock Holmes was able to recreate in his own mind that the letter must have been written in a hotel. Therefore, his capability to recreate a scene helped him to be a great

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