Sherlock Deduction Scene

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ANALYSIS The first time when we saw Sherlock with his brain in action in the second episode of the first series of “Sherlock” .Sherlock's deductions are at their best when they make us believe that we could do the same thing if we put that in our mind. They are so simple that we could find it realizing that we do the same thing. In this episode Sherlock visits the apartment of a banker called Van Coon. The police believe that he has shot himself but Sherlock is sure enough that he was murdered somehow. He comes to this conclusion by deducing that he was left handed and therefore he couldn’t have shot himself from the right angle. Sherlock looks around his apartment and observes that all his items, such as tables and coffee mugs, are on the left hand side and so this tells him his hand preference. Sherlock mentions the fact that his electricity plugs are all on the left side. Even we can look around and observe that our plug sockets where all on the stronger hand side. That is what makes this deduction so brilliant. The second example of deduction in the context of Sherlock Holmes is definitely one of the extreme deductions by him. In the first episode of the second series of…show more content…
They were way behind the taxi when they begin their chase but by the end they have managed to catch up with it. In this scene, we get to see the map of London in Sherlock's mind. The alternate routes of the taxi and the two men, is mapped out as an overlaid images of them running after the car. This serves to show us Sherlock's amazing memory along with his encyclopedic knowledge of the streets of London. Both of these traits are integral to the character of Sherlock and so this scene becomes an great piece of character development. According to the viewers the theme of Sherlock's knowledge of London is revisited time and again throughout the
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