reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: Favorite side kick.
After serious consideration, this weeks winner is: Dr. Watson. That's right, Sherlock Holmes' long suffering go-to guy. In all of the Sherlock Holmes books I have read, Watson is the character I identify with most. He manages to support his friend in their endeavors while providing a stabilizing influence. It's not that Watson is any less important than Holmes or any less intelligent, he brings his own strengths to the table that compliment his friend's. I like his down to earth and non-sensical approach to life and to the mysteries he is dragged into.
If it weren't for Dr. Watson, readers would be lost trying to follow Sherlock's exploits. Watson asks the right questions which keep the reader caught up in the chase. He is the buffer between Sherlock and the rest of the world. Could Sherlock Holmes exist in a world without Dr. Watson? I think not.
Do you have a favorite side-kick? I'd love to hear about it. Have a great Wednesday!