The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
書名：The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
“You don’t know where to look, and so you missed all that was important.” This is what Sherlock Holmes told John Hamish Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 19 century. Also, this is what I like most after reading the book.
In The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, the author focused on the cases Holmes, a consulting detective, and Watson, a doctor in a clinic, face. The stories are mostly based on Watson’s view. In every case they face, they observe details, discuss clues, think logistically, and try their best to solve it for their clients. Both of them have an abundance of knowledge about how human think and how things usually work. With their perseverance and profession in detection, most cases come out in ends. The main character, Holmes, is a consulting detective who is consulted by private or officials once they have troubles. He is good at using deductive method and forensic science to solve cases. He could observe things in detail as if nothing could be left after his eyes. For instance, he says that Watson’s leather shoes were cut by an inexperience young maid when cleaning stains off from a rainy day. This astonished Watson, since he never tells Holmes about the maid and the weather before. Holmes uses deductive method to let go the impossible ones, and thus the remains are absolutely right. The two ways help him a lot in dealing with cases.
In the cases-series book, The Scandal in Bohemia case impressed me the most. Though it isn’t quite a happy ending for Holmes, it indicates that being sensitive and viewing things in detail are absolutely important. At the beginning, Holmes uses his knowledge and keen observation ability to help his client, the king in Bohemia, to solve the case. Things go smoothly and the good ending was about to come as if it has been arranged by a director in a comedy. Nevertheless, Irene Adler, the client’s ex-girlfriend, is a much keener one. Not only does she notice that she has been observed and framed by Holmes, but try to make sure the orientation of Holmes. Eventually, Irene wins the “competition” between Holmes and herself. That is to say, Holmes is so confident about his own ability that he doesn’t notice Irene’s brilliant in observing things. This gives me a lesson-Never look down on your enemy even though you are already the best one in your field. Since many extraordinary ones are just busying with other things, they don’t pay highly attention on your field. I believe that both Holmes and Irene are undoubtedly keen enough in observing in detail and thinking in a logistic way. Also, they are sensitive in dealing with people.
In another case in this book, The Case of Identity, Holmes says that Walton misses all that is important since he doesn’t know where to look at. Though this is an old book written in 19 century, this is still quite true in our days. We could never reach our destination if we don’t get the most important one or find the key points, even though we prepare or know a lot about the details. This may sound cruel and unfeeling, but this is what reality is. As a result, in the case-The Scandal of Bohemia, both Irene and Holmes know the important ones for themselves are and almost fulfill their destination in the end.