Describe Holmes's character in "A Scandal in Bohemia."

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Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate detective and is a unique and extremely popular character in media. He is cunning, intelligent, and also somewhat brash. Famously, he states in one of the works that he doesn’t care about anything that will not help him solve cases. This is in response to...

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Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate detective and is a unique and extremely popular character in media. He is cunning, intelligent, and also somewhat brash. Famously, he states in one of the works that he doesn’t care about anything that will not help him solve cases. This is in response to Watson asking him if he knows that the Earth rotates around the sun.

His knowledge, however expands to all things criminal and forensic, such as chemicals and poisons, drugs, weapons, city maps, and more. He was, at one point, a heroin user, but he has come off of it. He is extremely athletic and a very capable marksman, though he rarely shoots, and he is an accomplished violin player. His intellect and focus make him seem rather brash and unwelcoming.

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Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous characters in all of literature. He is highly intelligent and makes a living as a “consulting detective,” although he is more concerned about problem solving than about money or material possessions. He seems cold and aloof to most people, although he occasionally takes a personal interest in a client. His whole life is devoted to intellectual pursuits. His only other interest is in music. He is an amateur violinist himself, and he enjoys attending concerts, especially those that feature violinists. He is fearless. He is not averse to breaking the law occasionally in a worthy cause. He is a light eater and a light drinker, but a heavy smoker. He would be described as an introvert by a psychologist like C. G. Jung. His emphasis on thinking makes him indifferent to feeling. He brags to Watson that he does not want to know anything that is not important to his work, so Watson finds him very deficient in some areas of human knowledge. Holmes is a specialist, not a generalist. It is because of his specialization in problem solving that he has become so proficient at it and has achieved a fame that brings him important clients and lucrative cases.

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