Change In A Scandal In Bohemia By Sir Sherlock Holmes

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How has the concept of change been explored in one text you have studied ? The concept of ‘change’ is evident by the emotional, physical, and mental growth which Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes experience in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Via emotional change, Watson has already transformed himself, while Holmes resists change. By professional physical disguises, Holmes plays with his identity. The immoral use of drugs has mentally altered his mind to think outside the box. Watson embraces change, while Holmes resists emotional change. This is shown in a conversation lead by Watson where he juxtaposes Holmes with a statement of his belief, “Holmes loathed every form of society...remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books…” This quote indicates that Watson and Holmes used to live together and investigate criminal cases together, but now Watson has married and moved out and left Holmes to continue his investigations on his own. Watson has moved far away from the field of police investigation, while Holmes is far too stubborn to move. Watson has taken the challenge of emotional change, whilst Holmes remains unchanged.…show more content…
This is portrayed in a conversation spoken by Watson where high modality and hyperbole can be seen. “I had to look three times before I was certain it was indeed he.” The use of this quote signifies Sherlock Holmes’s profession in his field of work. Holmes is able to use his phenomenal technique of disguises to investigate someone who might recognise him. Clearly Holmes can undergo physical change to alter his appearance in his field of

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