Holmes’ Method of Madness

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A detail is defined as an individual feature, fact, or item, in The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have to use details to investigate the curse of the Baskervilles. Detectives Sherlock Holmes and Watson have an amazing attention to detail, however, sometimes they struggle with what is important; Holmes and Watson have to decide what is pertinent information, keep their minds on track, and be able to do both of those in order to solve the Baskerville case. To begin, detectives need evidence to piece together a crime, but determining what is evidence and what's not is the most difficult part of solving a case. There is a method, however, for figuring out whether a clue may be used in the case or not. This method is part of Holmes method, the scientific method, where the investigation follows the process of: observing, speculating, deducting and making inferences about the crime. During the step of observing, every detail is taken in, even the most irrelevant details, which allow the investigators to make sure that they have all the information needed to solve their case. Next comes the hardest part, a clump of the last three steps, involving the process of analyzing every single detail a case has, speculating its place in the case and deducting the information if it doesn’t fit to the speculated case. Eventually, those logical speculations that fit the case are formed into inferences, which are used to investigate the case
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