Welcome to a brand new feature that is going to run for this month – this April we are going to celebrate the world of Books! The last few weeks and months we have all been part of a weird world to say the least so this month we thought it would be nice to talk about something that allows you to escape even if it just for a chapter at a time. So this month we are taking on the 30 Day Book Challenge and looking at a different topic each day, enjoy!
Day 15: Favourite Male Character
NAME OF CHARACTER: Dr John Watson
When it came to this topic there was a lot of different characters that I could of written about under this topic – Mark Darcy, Ron Weasely, Sherlock Holmes or Professor Lupin to name a few. In the end I decided to go with Dr John Watson.
So I know what your first question is, why did you choose Dr Watson instead of Sherlock Holmes? So, I adore Sherlock and the way that he deducts on situations to solve a crime but how could we know about all of these wonderful stories without the writings of Dr Watson?
Ok, so I know that the book is written by Arthur Conan Doyle but I think the fact that he has used the technique of making the reader believe the stories are written by Dr Watson is incredibly clever and allows you to feel more connected to the cases.
The Dr Watson in the books is a very interesting character and the thing I like is that as well as seeing the cases unfold, you get a personal glimpse into his own opinions and feelings as well.
The fact that every book is seen through the eyes of him means at times that there is chunks missing in the narrative. Normally things like this would irritate me but in the world of Sherlock Holmes it works so well and some of these gaps create some of the best stories in the series – The Final Problem, The Adventure of the Dying Detective and many more would not be as effective without these gaps.