The Hound of the Baskervilles Period 5 – DQ #2
You will be graded for “discussing”:
- Answer the Discussion Question completely (50%).
- Use the question in the answer.
- Give your answer.
- Support your answer with details from the book.
- Respond to at least one classmate’s answer (50%).
- A response to a classmate must be substantial.
- Substantial means having something to add to another’s comment:
- agreement with explanation,
- disagreement with explanation,
- add something completely new.
Here’s DISCUSSION QUESTION #2:
Discuss the nature of Sherlock Holmes’ friendship with Dr. Watson. How highly does Holmes value Watson’s opinion? Why is Watson important to Holmes? Why is Holmes important to Watson? Supporting your answer with details from the text.
Your 9/11 post in this discussion thread is in the wrong thread. You must post in the proper thread to get credit. OR you could do the assignment on paper, and hand it directly to me.
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I agree with Jodi-Ann because in my statement,Holmes looks down on Watson as well as respects him.
I disagree with Charles because if they know how each other act like or their routine that means they spend time together. Holmes enjoys Watson’s company and talk about things on their mind.
I think the relationship between Dr. Watson and Mr. Holmes is a personal and business relationship. They figure out crimes and know how each other thinks. For example, when Watson said Holmes is usually late in the morning or when he says Holmes sits in his chair for hours thinking about a case. Holmes values Watson’s opinions highly because Holmes tries to see what is right with his opinion and what is wrong. Watson is important to Holmes because he finds ways to make Watson‘s opinion valuable to him. Holmes is important to Watson because Watson wants to know what Holmes‘s idea about the matter at hand.
I agree with Christian W. because he says that Watson fills in like the left over parts to a mystery that himand Holmes are solving. Meaning like there may be things that Holmes knows that Watson doesnt and it may be the other way around,and eith them together as partners they can solve things easier and better.
I think the relationship between Watson and Holmes is a good and long lasting relationship. He values Watsons opinons a lot most of the time. Basically, Holmes and Watson are like the best of friends.“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light”, a quote that Holmes said to Watson shows that Holmes needs Watson with him. It also shows that Holmes need Watsons knowledge to help with things. Watson needs Holmes because Holmes is like the other half to Watson, Holmes is like a brother to him and they have been friends for a long time. Also Holmes knows things that Watson wants and needs to learn.
I agree with James B. because he is right about Watson pointing out fine details. Holmes is busy finding major leads, while Watson has time to observe the little, yet important details.
I think Watson is important to Holmes because Holmes needs a background opinion. Holmes is important to Watson because Watson knows he couldn’t solve cases on his own, he’s there to make Holmes progress the case easier since two heads are always better than one.
I agree with Breanna because Mr. Holmes doesn’t give enough credit to Watson but at the same time he needs him. He said:
“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light.”
Well,i think Mr.Holmes relationship with Mr.Watson is very important in this novel because without Watson,Holmes would be in huge trouble.Watson points out a few important details in the story for Holmes to find out and help him solve the case.Even though Holmes does not value Watsons opinion very well,it is still an important part of the novel.Holmes is important to Waston because all together,they are companions,and they both help eachother solve what they need to.
I think that that the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is a very well-communicated relationship because they each want to know what the other thinks. I also believe that Mr. Holmes values Dr. Watson’s opinion because he often asks what Watson believes of something. Also Watson is very important to Mr. Holmes because what Watson finds, he might have missed. Also it shows him information through a different viewpoint. Holmes is also important to Watson because Holmes makes him feel as though his opinion is needed and useful.
1.Sherlock Holmes said:
“Well, Watson, what do you make of it?”
2. Sherlock Holmes said:
“Don’t move, I beg you, Watson. […] your presence may be of assistance to me.”
2. “I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt.”
3. “Well, Watson, what do you make of it?”
3. “Have you turned the case over in your mind?”
Let me start off by saying that I agree with Julia about the nature of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson friendship is that they are like brothers. Dr. Watson knows Holmes like the back of his palm. Holmes values Watson a bit highly, but sometimes it low. For example, Holmes said, “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light.” This means that you are not as smart as you seem but you help people that are smarter than you to see the way, this is kind of insulting and in a way a compliment. Watson is important to Holmes by making Holmes find theories and making resolutions like in this quote Holmes said, “When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.” Holmes is important to Watson because Watson is always looking for answers but cannot break through the wall while Holmes breaks through the wall and finds the answer so easily.
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