In The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Sherlock Holmes came to the conclusion that "doctors make the greatest criminals". For Sherlock's time period he would be very much correct, doctors are masters at knowing things that could potentially harm the human body. The doctor in the story left hardly a trace, and was very deliberate with his decisions. The four reasons reasons for Holmes' conclusion is poison, intelligence, trust and technology. For example, doctors know a variety of different chemicals that could poison a person and would be untraceable by examiners or detectives.
Although Sherlock Holmes admitted to killing Dr. Roylott, he was not guilty. Dr. Roylott was sitting in the chair where the snake always lands on. Sherlock Holmes did not want to kill Dr. Roylott; however he did want to kill whatever killed Julia Stoner. Dr Roylott had trained the snake to kill, and that is what it essentially did. All of these reasons prove why Sherlock Holmes was not guilty of killing Dr. Grimesby Roylott.
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.
The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences. The document “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” also points out that the law was flexible and could be applied differently based on the situation. When a person was convicted of treason, they were not always executed immediately. Some were inhumanely tortured for more information to see if they were working with others, despite the obvious lack of morality in doing this, it worked. However, on the other hand, the Elizabethan Law did have at least some moral sense to it as people some were spared from torture, and even execution in certain circumstances.
And though the reader is by no means in a place to diagnose and right off all of his flaws and acts of violence as mental illness, we also can’t dismiss Hyde as a purely evil man. Additionally, since it is Hyde committing the crime and not Jekyll, it leaves the reader to wonder if this is Stevenson’s way of saying that all people, or possibly just the more creative ones, have a repressed side of themselves with traits similar to that of a mental illness, even if they themselves don’t present with one. Hyde was an extreme, he was a man who “trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground” (50), having no regard for human emotion. However, repressed personas are often only depicted as extremes, and it is possible to say that if we all allowed our deep, unknown inner emotions surface, we could have the potential to be just as violent and
According to Prejean, taking responsibility for one’s actions is the first step towards atonement, yet through the vocalization of Ryan she questions if any further steps beyond “[sitting] in a room with all the people...harmed by [the] crime” are truly necessary (Ryan 232). When presenting Matthew Poncelet in Dead Man Walking, he is originally portrayed as a cold heartless killer, a bigot who “is not a person [but]... an animal” (Dead Man Walking). But through the progression of the film, he becomes pitiable, finally reaching full escalation when recognizing responsibility for his role in the crime. By arranging her piece so the climax is his confession, Prejean is able to create a sympathetic atmosphere among her audience, while entwining reminders of what led to this position, through the belief that he has suffered enough and resolves the situation through his acknowledgement of his wrongs to the victim’s families. Prejean presents her case against capital punishment citing “killing is wrong, no matter who does it” and that personal responsibility is the only appropriate punishment for these “monsters” (Dead Man Walking).
The Adventures of the Speckled Band Comparison Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a well-known British author, he is famous for his works on the popular stories of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." In this essay, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story, The Adventures of the Speckled Band" is going to be compared to the movie, "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" produced by MPI Home Video. In "The Adventures of the Speckled Band," Helen Stoner is the stepdaughter of Dr.Roylott and the twin of Julia. She is a woman in her thirty's, however, she has gray hair. She has gray hair because she is living in fear of her violent stepfather's temper and his creatures.
Every serial killer chooses to murder for different reasons, but one thing they all have in common is that they don’t feel any remorse. Serial killers can blend in as normal person because although many people believe they are gruesome looking characters, they could be an average person with families. Sadistic killers want others to fear them and feel submissive compared to them. Although there are ways to prevent people who have psychopathic tendencies from becoming serial killers early on through psychological help, some people who have surpassed the stages of being helped can no longer be
Roald Dahl use situational and dramatic irony, but mainly dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than the characters now about what is happening in the story. One example of this is when the police are looking for the killer the whole time and they say it can’t be the wife because she is so sweet and nice. Even though the audience knows the whole time that she is the killer, but the police don’t even look very deeply into the idea that she might have killed him. Throughout the story the author uses dramatic irony I know this because the audience always knows more than the police.
The main characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are hired by Dr. James Mortimer to investigate the curse which is believed to be the cause of Sir Charles’ heart attack, resulting in his death and in addition, to protect Sir Charles’ only heir, Sir Henry Baskervilles. Mortimer, Henry, Holmes and Watson take a journey to Dartmoor, Western England to figure out the truth. They end up finding many surprising matters of fact related to the case, which include intricate stories of hidden relations and mysterious acts with hidden motives. Eventually Holmes and Watson piece together each bit of evidence and discover Stapleton was the mastermind behind the hound and the murders, all because he wanted a share of the family fortune he alienated - the