Narrator and point of view

The story “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle is told by a first-person narrator who is also one of the characters. Before recounting the case regarding Irene Adler and The King of Bohemia, the narrator offers a brief introduction to Sherlock Holmes’ character which helps to place the events of the story in a certain context. He also presents personal details which help to explain his relationship with Sherlock at the time of the events, for example: “I had seen little of Holmes lately. My marriage had drifted us away from each other”. 

The narrator records everything that happens in great detail. He is observant and generally makes correct assumptions about the other characters and about the situation. For instance, he is familiar with Holmes’ pe...

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