The Adventure Of The Final Problem Essay

831 Words Oct 27th, 2016 4 Pages
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created one of the most iconic dynamic duo’s in Literature, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Their relationship is portrayed in over fifty short stories and four novels. The most prominent characteristics of their relationship are conveyed in “The Adventure of the Final Problem” and “The Adventures of a Dying Detective” through concern, trust and loyalty. As explained in “The Adventure of the Final problem” Watson’s departure from 221B Baker St., recent marriage, and return to general practice led to a distancing friendship.
Although their lives were drifting apart, Watson did not oppose providing Holmes with companionship, regardless of the level of risk or time lapsed. His willingness to depart from his responsibilities depict his loyalty towards Holmes. Even after the extended period of sporadic visits, Watson rarely declined an adventure alongside Holmes: “He still came to me from time to time when he desired a companion in his investigation, but these occasions grew more and more seldom, until I find that in the year 1890 there were only three cases of which I retain any record.” The scarce engagements evidently did not alter the status of their relationship. Although Watson was no stranger to danger, Holmes always disclosed the potential consequences. After the debriefing over Moriarty 's malevolent endeavors Watson still agreed to join Holmes on his trip. He did not hesitate to join his companion in his flee even after learning…

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