John H. Watson's Narrative Style Analysis

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Narrative Style – The novel consists of two parts. The first part is written in the first person intrusive, as it is narrated by Dr John H. Watson. “We met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker street, of which he has spoken at our meeting.” The first part of the novel being written in this way allows the narrator to convey his personal thoughts and feelings, “That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the Earth round the sun appeared to be to me such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it.” The second part of the novel is written in the third person narrative style with, with an omniscient narrator. The second part of the novel is the events leading up to the murder so this narrative style suits it. Character Analysis - Sherlock Holmes – Holmes has one of the most brilliant minds anyone has ever seen, a trait which makes him such an exciting character. “He has a lot of out-of-the way knowledge…show more content…
The friendship between them is so strong because of their different personalities that compliment each other. They always showed the utmost respect to one another, “He always apologized to me for putting me to this inconvenience.” Holmes can be seen somewhat annoying to people because of his eccentric qualities, but it is his brilliance that keeps Watson intrigues, “So startling would his results appear to the uninitiated that until they learned the processes by which he had arrived at they might well consider him as a necromancer.” Sherlock and Watson, towards the end find themselves dependent on each other, and this is largely due to their intellectual compatibility. They in a way balance each other. Holmes can be a loose canon, while Watson is always level headed, Holmes is unconventional and strange but Watson seems to be
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