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Argumentative Essay: The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

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“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” Argumentative Essay In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Roylott was bitten by the swamp adder, forcing Sherlock Holmes to feel guilty. For numerous reasons, Sherlock Holmes could not have been directly responsible for Dr. Roylott’s death. In the beginning, Sherlock Holmes was paid to protect Helen, along with himself. Alongside, Dr. Roylott has threatened Sherlock Holmes in a violent manner, in order to stay away from Helen Stoner. Ultimately, Sherlock Holmes was certain that Dr. Roylott murdered Julia Stoner, and wanted to kill Helen too, in order to keep his money. While Sherlock Holmes may have indirectly caused Dr. Roylott’s death, he cannot be held responsible for his demise. When the story begins, Helen Stoner is transferred to Julia’s room, due to unnecessary renovations in her own room. In the middle of the night, she is awoken by the low whistle Julia heard the eve of her death. Fearing for her life, she travels to Sherlock Holmes in the morning, asking for assistance. Sherlock Holmes agrees, and in the middle of the night, he camps out in Julia’s room, awaiting the arrival of the snake. The snake appears after three hours of waiting, and Sherlock Holmes hits it as a…show more content…
Roylott was bitten by the swamp adder causing his death, Sherlock Holmes cannot be held responsible. Sherlock Holmes was forced to protect himself and Helen Stoner, causing him to agitate the snake in the process, sending it back to Dr. Roylott’s room. Secondly, Dr. Roylott has threatened Sherlock Holmes in his home, causing no guilt from Holmes at his death. Finally, Dr. Roylott was intentionally killing Helen and Julia, in order to keep his monthly income of $750. When Sherlock Holmes agitated the snake causing it to bite Dr. Roylott, Sherlock indirectly caused his death; but, Sherlock Holmes cannot be held responsible due to Dr. Roylott being the killer of Julia, and the attempted killer of
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