Sherlock Holmes Hero

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In making the Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle created a hero modern to the times. Holmes, an independent detective, tackles many of his cases with his companion John H. Watson, who, in contrast to heros today, could be considered Holmes’ side kick. Though Holmes does not have the ability to fly or read minds, he has an extrodinary capability in solving crimes with evidence lost on others. In A Case of Identity, Watson states, “You appeared to read a good deal upon her which was quite invisible to me” (The Major Stories pg. 83). This is a recurrent theme in their cases as Holmes always seems to be able to connect the dots with ease. In The Red-Headed League, Watson states, “those who were unacquainted with his methods would look askance at him as on a man whose knowledge was not that of other mortals” (The Major Stories pg. 66), describing Holmes’ ability as a phenomenon to people. …show more content…
Sherlock Holmes’ “power” is his immaculate gift of crime solving, in which he utilizes his keen reasoning abilities and stealthy ways. Sherlock Holmes’ covertness can be cited in The Man With the Twisted Lip, as a suprised Watson discovers Holmes, deep undercover, in an opium den. Watson describes his perspective of Holmes as, “very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age… I took two steps forward and looked back… He had turned his back so that none could see him but I. His form had filled out, his wrinkles were gone, the dull eyes had regained their fire” (The Major Stories pg. 115). Watson describes Holmes’ when confronted with a particularly difficult case as something that “seemed to tax his powers,” stating that the particular ca (The Major Stories pg.

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