Summary Of ' A Scandal Of Bohemia ' By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sherlock Holmes is a man who is known to succeed in every case he is given. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story “A Scandal in Bohemia” both Sherlock Holmes’ over confidence and his prejudices about human behavior, particularly that of women, lead to him being fooled by Irene Adler and ultimately failing to solve the case on his own terms. Holmes is described as the greatest detective at solving cases but when his prejudices against mostly women cloud his renowned skills, Holmes ironically ends up losing to a women.
In this story Sherlock Holmes is portrayed by Watson as a man who is so talented that he has never failed to solve a case. Holmes is described as a machine, one that thinks, observes and reasons. Holmes is just about the perfect detective you can ever hire for any case. He is described to solve any problem with such ease and like no other person has ever done. “His cold, precise but admirably balanced mind, he was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen.”(1) Watson makes Holmes seem like such a wonderful man who’s only possible problem is his use of drugs. Its explained that the reason Holmes uses such a substance is to stimulate his brain while he is not solving a case. It’s not every day Holmes receives a case to work on because he is approached with only the most difficult of cases that any other person would see as impossible to solve. Watson explains that Holmes has the ability to…