Sherlock Holmes Persuasive Essay

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Persuasive essay Sherlock Holmes was undoubtedly, not responsible, for the death of Dr. Grimesby Roylott. There are many examples of why Sherlock Holmes is not responsible for the death such as Sherlock Holmes had no way to locate Roylott in the adjacent room, Dr. Grimesby Roylott had clearly tried to kill Helen many more times that she suspected and lastly, Dr. Grimesby Roylott’s had a violent temper. Since Dr. Roylott had a violent temper. These are the different reasons why Sherlock Holmes is not responsible for the death of Dr. Grimesby Roylott. My first example of why Sherlock Holmes was not responsible for the death was because, he had no idea where the Dr. Roylott was in his room, so he did not know that Dr. Roylott would be sitting the chair right under the ventilator. Furthermore, Sherlock did not know that Dr. Roylott would be attacked by the snake, but Holmes did know that he agitated the snake enough that it would be more vicious than usual. Also, Sherlock Holmes did not know that Dr. Roylott would be sitting right under the ventilator shaft where the snake made its passage between the rooms. My last piece of evidence is that Sherlock Holmes was just using self-defense against the snake, making sure that it would not
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Roylott’s death is because, Dr. Roylott had tried to kill Helen many times, just as he did Julia. Sherlock Holmes was just fulfilling his duty in protecting Helen from anymore harm. Dr. Roylott also already had a criminal record for killing two other people before he tried to kill Helen. These people were Julia and his servant in India. The Dr. Roylott was trying to kill Helen with the Swamp Adder, which is one of the most deadly snaked in India just as he did Julia. This also meant that the murder was premeditated. Dr. Roylott had trained the snake to come back to him at the sound of the whistle, so then it would get the reward of
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