Sherlock Holmes Mind Map

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  • SHERLOCK                          H O L M E S
    • Restess
      • Needs stimulation from drugs when he is not investigating a case
        • (Asked if he is investigating a case) "None. Hence the cocaine"
      • Doesn't sleep for the whole novel
        • (@ watson) "You have slept soundly"
    • Rational and Logical
      • "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
      • "Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science"
      • "He whipped out his lens and a tape measure... measuring comparing, examining"
      • "No, I never guess. It is a shocking habit, destructive to the logical faculty
    • Egotistical
      • he believes he is the best and most worthy detective in  the world
        • "This is why I have chosen my particular profession, or rather created it."
      • Dismissed Watson's amazement at his abilities
        • "It is simplicity itself"
    • Inhuman
      • "You really are an automaton, a calculating machine"
      • "there is something positively inhuman in you at times"
      • "I never remember being tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely"
    • Cold and unemotional
      • "But love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things "
      • "The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning
      • (Watson announces his wedding) "He gave a most dismal groan. ' I feared as much' "
      • "A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem"

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