The Hound of the Baskervilles Characters

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and beloved characters in all of literature. Every year hundreds of tourists look for his famous rooms at 221B Baker Street in London. When his creator grew tired of writing about the detective, he wrote a story that ended Sherlock Holmes's life. Outraged fans demanded that Sir Doyle resurrect Holmes from the dead and write more stories.

Holmes is fascinating because he is a person who has overcome all his emotions, fears, and irrationalities to become the perfect, logical reasoning machine. His main activity is thinking. He often spends a full day or two in thought, as he does in this novel. Like his imitation, Spock in the Star Trek series, Holmes is never muddled by emotions or sexual attractions or the other irrationalities that get in the way of ordinary people's logic and reason. He seems to have...

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