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Imagine that Dr Roylott doesn't die but instead finds Holmes in the room.

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Imagine that Dr Roylott doesn't die but instead finds Holmes in the room If Dr Roylott didn't die at the end of The Speckled Band, and he went into Helen Stoners chamber, he would have immediately confronted Holmes, impassioned with rage and anger. As Roylott did when he met Holmes in the city he would show that he was the far superior person to Holmes. This would be shown by the way he would confront Holmes but putting his chest out to make Sherlock seam insignificant compared to Roylott. Like at Holmes's home in the city, Roylott would try and intimidate Holmes by use of strength for that his one obvious advantage Dr Roylott has over Sherlock. To intimidate Holmes, Roylott would probably take a dense a strong object and destroy it with is own hands or throw something extremely heavy out the door or window in fury. ...read more.


This wouldn't happen though because Dr Watson had a revolver and would have probably shot Roylott the second that he attacked Holmes in a very violent manner. The way in how Roylott would overpower Holmes is in his enormous size told in the Speckled Band "so tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross-bar" and "his breadth seamed to span across it" This size along with the brute show of strength bending the fire poker, is what is used at Roylott's main advantage. There would most likely be some physical violence towards Holmes by Roylott due to the understanding Holmes had of the murder that he had committed, and the likelihood of him being arrested. This is a testament to his character in that he was willing to kill his daughter so that he wouldn't loose any of his money being spent on a wedding. ...read more.


Grimesby Roylott is a well educated man in medicine but lacks to show intelligence of sorting out a problem rationally, rather that violently. Holmes uses all the rational thinking and intelligence he has to sort out crimes and mysteries rather than it come down to a show of might (this in a large example of the brain over brawn idea). For Homes uses sarcastic remark and jokes about insults he may have, and use that as a defensive tactic rather than hitting a man, but Holmes shown his strength when after the fire poker had been bent, he straightened it again. In conclusion Sherlock Holmes is a very different character to Grimesby Roylott, in many aspects. Roylott is an evil, selfish, violent, short tempered man. Holmes is quite the contradictory because he is a helping, calm, kind character. Thus there are many obvious differences between these two characters. English Coursework, The Speckled Band Ben Wilkins, Mr Talrico/Mr. Basnett ...read more.

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