10 days of Sherlock challenge
Day one → Favourite male character.
I think what attracts me towards Sherlock as a character is how he deals with human emotions. He’s this cold man whose life is governed by his own rational thinking, who believes that his body is only a transport and what only matters is the brain and doesn’t care about his heart. However, I think he’s very human. He protects Mrs Hudson, he clearly loves John. He did think about Molly’s words when she told him that he looked sad when John couldn’t see him, because he knew it was true. I think what’s even more exciting than seeing him deducting and solving cases is watching how he struggles with his own emotions, that are the complete opposite of his rational thinking and that are the only thing that manages to confuse him. I think he doesn’t want to accept that he feels. That he’s vulnerable as everyone else. He learned that on Bart’s rooftop with Moriarty telling him that his friends were going to die if he didn’t jump. And he jumped.
Sherlock Holmes, the ‘freak’, the 'show-off', chose to give up his intellect in order to save his friends. He was the man who’d rather be known as a fake by the people he loved than watching them die but preserving his pride and his fame.
Sherlock has a heart. He just doesn’t understand it.