Analysis Of 'The Adventure Of The Speckled Band'

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Undoubtedly, Sherlock Holmes was not guilty for killing Dr. Roylott! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” developed Dr. Roylott into a cruel character, who later died from his own crime that Sherlock Holmes attempted to solve. Nevertheless, Sherlock Holmes was unequivocally not culpable for Dr. Roylott’s death! Sherlock Holmes found several pieces of evidence to make a logical prediction. Predictions are not always accurate; he did not know all the facts of the situation. Dr. Roylott was foolish for not thinking about the adverse consequences that could happen when using a dangerous snake. Sherlock Holmes was ultimately trying to protect himself, Dr. Watson, and Helen Stoner from the inexorable case. Although Sherlock …show more content…
Watson, and Helen from Dr. Roylott and his ferocious snake. Sherlock Holmes was terrified for his life. To describe, he worriedly yelled to Dr. Watson. Sherlock Holmes exclaimed to Dr. Watson if he had seen the snake. At this point, Sherlock Holmes knew he had to take control and stop the snake. Sherlock Holmes had promised to assist Helen in solving her case. Helen needed him; Sherlock Holmes dying would not solve anything. Incontestably, the only way for Sherlock Holmes to ensure safety was to force the snake back through the way it came. The room was locked up so there was not a simpler or faster way for the snake to leave. The only way out for the snake was through the ventilator that led to Dr. Roylott’s room. Sherlock Holmes struck the bell pole irritating the snake; therefore, the snake slithered back through the passageway it entered. Sherlock Holmes forced the snake back for protection. Not for the snake to turn on his master and purposefully kill Dr. Roylott! When Sherlock Holmes surprisingly heard Dr. Roylott’s voices, he needed to check what had happened. When he walked in the room, Sherlock Holmes found him dead. He did not plan or expect this to happen. If he did, he would have had a more calm reaction. Additionally, Sherlock Holmes did not warn Helen beforehand that he would kill Dr. Roylott. The incident was a complete shock. Although Sherlock Holmes was satisfied he had solved the case, he was not necessarily enthusiastic about Dr. Roylott’s death. Likewise, Sherlock Holmes would not have killed Dr. Roylott to upset Helen. Sherlock Holmes announced he was not responsible for his death. Undeniably he was correct; Sherlock Holmes was not convictable of killing Dr. Roylott. The naysayers may believe Sherlock Holmes killed Dr. Roylott because he was afraid of Dr. Roylott’s threat. On the other hand, Sherlock Holmes never physically premeditated or attempted to kill Dr. Roylott.

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