Essay on if Sherlock Holmes is the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen
Rational Holmes: In “The Adventure of the Scandal in Bohemia,” Conan Doyle describes Holmes as “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen.” The implication of Doyle’s description is that Holmes is devoid of emotion, a personality type that might indeed make him an effective detective. For this paper option, I welcome you to test Doyle’s claim (technically, I guess it is Watson who describes him like this). So is Watson right? Is Holmes a perfectly rational creature? Or is there evidence in the stories that his personality is actually more complex than this? If so, if you do find evidence of emotion in Holmes’s character, how does this emotion manifest itself? Is it an asset or a problem?Use MLA style
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Length 4-5 pages
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You MUST use quotations from the stories (and from any other sources you might use in the paper). Quotations should generally be short. Avoid block quotes. Comment on quotes to show how they are relevant to the point you are making. Quotes should also be introduced in your own words.
You dont need a set number of different sources or quotes.Whatever you feel is optimal for the paper. Stick to sherlock stories for the quotes and references.