The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes question


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Dr Watsons writing
Demetrius Sherman Demetrius Dec 08, 2015 09:06AM
Holmes never really liked Watson's writing about him because they weren't done in a scientific way.
This is a question I have wondered about for some time, Maybe you can elaborate:
Is Watson a reliable narrator of Holmes cases?



It depends for what. From a Watsonian point of view (never better use of this classification), he is reliable about the facts, the "what happens when", but he infuses too much of his personal judgment into the stories -which is, by the way, part of what Sherlock criticizes.

Speaking from a Doylist point of view, this is convenient, to keep the reader surprised with the plot twists, especially when they involve a character that Watson had misjudged, doing something unexpected.


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