intertextuality

"A Drawing Down of Blinds" by Kit Mills

Those Misty Centuries: Unfinished Tales of Sherlock Holmes’s Early Life

There's a constant drive to articulate what motivates Sherlock, what makes him Sherlock. Why did he jump off the roof of Barts Hospital leaving his best friend to believe he committed suicide? How does he feel about his decision? Almost universally (in Anglophone Sherlock fan works at least) the answer involves some kind of childhood trauma...