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THE MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES

The most common misbeliefs about Sherlock


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Sherlock Holmes is the most well-known fictional character of the world. There are many misconceptions about him – we would like to deal with these.

The most common misbeliefs: - just CLICK and READ: - We give an explanation

1.     The detective is/was alive

2.     The modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations are faithful to the canon of Doyle

3.     The figure of Sherlock Holmes, the detective
        does not get damaged when he is placed into the modern age
        + BBC Sherlock as the first modern Sherlock

4.     Sherlock Holmes had Asperger's syndrome
        and he was a "high functioning sociopath"

5.     Benedict Cumberbatch is the first sexy Sherlock Holmes

6.     Sherlock Holmes was homosexual

7.     Sherlock had romantic feelings towards Irene Adler

8.     Holmes used drugs all the time

9.     The sleuth was an emotionless machine - very detailed

10.   Sherlock Holmes didn't believe in God

11.   Sherlock withheld information from the police

12.   Holmes was untidy

13.   Holmes and Watson are old

14.   Watson always describes Holmes precisely

15.   Sherlock always trusts Watson

16.   Holmes solves his cases in a short time

17.   There is no unsolved case for the great detective

18.   Moriarty is the only enemy of Holmes

19.   Misconceptions around hats and pipes

20.   Holmes was unaccustomed to literature

21.   Sherlock was a racist

22.   Holmes says "Elementary, my dear Watson"

23.   Sherlock Holmes was a handsome man

24.   Misconceptions regarding the name of Holmes

25.   Sherlock is solely a British character

These are all misconceptions.


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