Sherlock Holmes In The Speckled Band By Conan Doyle

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Sherlock Holmes has been extremely popular since Sir Author Conan Doyle created him. Holmes is a fictional character in the late 19th century who was a remarkable detective. He is known for solving mysterious cases that no other person could solve, not even the police. Sherlock is an excellent detective for his use of observations, deductions, and imagination. Holmes uses these skills in the stories: “A Study in Scarlet”, “The Speckled Band”, and “Silver Blaze”. In the short story “A Study in Scarlet”, Watson first meets Sherlock Holmes and is surprised because Sherlock knows Watson has been to Afghanistan. This shows how observant Holmes can be since he never met Watson before, but he easily knew facts about him. Another example of Holmes …show more content…
When Holmes is searching inside the house with Ms. Stoner he begins to understand what caused her sister’s death, while Watson is completely confused. Holmes uses his imagination with the clues he found to deduct a conclusion. Sherlock explains his method to Watson and says, “I had come to these conclusions before ever I had entered his room” (Conan Doyle 173). Holmes knew the answer just by seeing a bed nailed to the floor, seeing exotic animals, and seeing the milk. Holmes is an excellent detective because with only little information he already knew the answer. Even someone else investigated the case carefully before him and could not come up with an answer for Ms. Stoner’s sister’s …show more content…
Although Holmes had imagination, unlike Gregory, which helped Holmes to solve the case. The owner of the horse states that, “ ‘Inspector Gregory, to whom the case has been committed, is an extremely competent officer. Were he gifted with imagination he might rise to great heights in his profession.’ “(Conan Doyle 179). Holmes used his deducting skills to find a wax vesta buried in the mud that Gregory completely missed. Then Holmes uses his imagination to find horse tracks in the ground, which leads him to find the missing horse. Next Holmes knows that the guard dog didn’t make any noise because a stranger didn’t come in, which led Holmes to solve the murder case. Holmes imagination is used several times in this story which shows how excellent of a detective he

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