Sherlock Holmes Qualities

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You are a literary scholar and expert on the mystery genre. You have been asked to deliver a guest lecture for a college course in criminal justice; specifically, you must discuss the qualities of a good detective. Write a lecture that compares two popular detectives, one of whom must be Sherlock Holmes. The other detective can be from another work of literature, a film, or a television series. Evaluate the fictional detectives’ positive and negative qualities, their strategies, and their relative successes and failures. Present generalizations about the characteristics necessary for a person to become a successful detective in real life.

Sherlock Holmes - Hercule Poirot
Topic sentence: The littlest things can be the most important. When studying the qualities of the attentive, self-sufficient, gentlemanly detectives of old, there is much to be learned. Modern detectives nowadays rely less on their wits to solve cases, than the detectives who once could figure things out just by looking at it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes focuses more on observation, using his brash nature to solve a case quickly, while likewise, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot is more curious, taking time to solve a case and make sure all the clues fit together.
Topic 1: Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is described as “brilliant” by friends and colleagues, using his knowledge to solve even the most difficult of cases. His brilliance is noted by Dr. Watson, who upon first meeting, is told that he has been in
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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Watson are studying a stick left by a visitor, deducing almost exactly what the owner was like through pure observations (pg. 1-7, Hound of the Baskervilles). This fictional detective had such a lasting impact that a whole branch of science was created after his

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