221b baker street
sir arthur conan doyle
why did dr. watson move back in with sherlock holmes in the later stories?
August 26, 2008 10:38am CST
correct me if i'm wrong, but chronologically, isn't the sign of four the second (chrinicled?) adventure watson had w/ holmes. and it was after this time that he married mary morstan and then moved out of holmes' 221b baker st. quarters. but in the later stories that came out, watson has moved back in w/ holmes. why do you think he did? maybe because he was widowed?
22 Dec 08
I have read all Holmes stories atleast 5 times. I cannot imagine how Watson came back to live with Holmes. Perhaps he was widowed. And If you have read carefully Doyle starts two of his stories with the same conversation between Holmes and Watson.I mean its repetitive. The adventure of Resident Patient and The adventure of Cardbox have the same exact start. I wonder if Doyle himself forget that one!
16 Nov 08
You're right, but I think there is no chronological time in most of Holmes stories. I think almost all of his adventures is stand alone except for some stories like Scandal in Bohemia and The Final Problem. I don't know why Doyle made it like that but honestly sometimes I'm also confused with the plot.