Compare And Contrast Sherlock Holmes And John Watson

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There is an innate human to desire to be great, but it is almost impossible to achieve this greatness alone. This desire is closely related to the characters in the popular Sherlock Holmes stories, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Alone, Sherlock lacks many normal social skills which viewers may find agitating and unacceptable, but luckily, he has John Watson to make up for these faults. If Sherlock Holmes did not have John Watson, he would possibly be dead, would be socially exiled, and would not know love. The Sherlock Holmes literary creation is so successful because these two men both grow off of eachother while forming one full and fulfilled man. John Watson brings the normal human emotions and Sherlock brings the wit and genius, and together, they form a whole and great man. It is very evident that the literary creation of Sherlock Holmes is very adventures and is quite the risk taker, but without his partner John Watson, would he…show more content…
Sherlock Holmes is known as a social outcast, and it is even stated in the pilot episode of BBC’s Sherlock by one of the police officers/detectives that Sherlock Holmes does not have friends. Sherlock Holmes did not have friends until he met up with John Watson and instantly, they seemed to become inseparable companions. Sherlock and John represent an image of love through a great friendship that even causes some characters to assume that they are homosexual. As shown in the pilot episode of BBC’s Sherlock, a server at a restaurant implies that John and Sherlock are homosexual and they are both confused as to why, but their relationship is so close that it may come off that they are gay. If Sherlock Holmes had not met John Watson, he would have continued to be a work-obsessed and isolated human but because of Watson, Sherlock has found love in the form of friendship, and maybe it will change Sherlock for the

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