First Day of Class Observations about Sherlock Holmes

Why is Sherlock Holmes still popular today?

**Entertainment value

**Gives us interesting puzzles/mysteries: why and how things occur--answers--that our society/the world has meaning.

**Watson character: we identify with him as we try to solve cases.  He makes
Sherlock Holmes more believable, more human

**Geek as hero--brain vs braun.  Power of intellect--we might obtain this.  Individual who has control.
Practice of chivalry and honor to give meaning and structure to the world.