Holmes Versus Spencer

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Sherlock Versus Spencer: Who’s the Best? Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest fictional detectives, but how does he compare to an always-right Shawn Spencer. Holmes, from The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a household name. He has appeared in many books, TV shows, and movies. Shawn Spencer is a detective from the TV series Psych. He works for the Santa Barbara Police Department and has never failed to catch a culprit. Through Holmes’ standouts, Shawn’s differences, and the twos’ similarities, the question is: who’s better? Sherlock Holmes is a work of art, he cannot be copied. Holmes is always very serious as he needs to get his job done. In The Hound Of the Baskervilles, Holmes interrogates Dr. Mortimer, one of his clients, “And you, a trained man of science believe it to be supernatural?” (Doyle 31). Also, Holmes is very deliberate in the way he thinks. He is able to see a small detail and process it into his method almost immediately. Lastly, Holmes is always a detective and is certain he will…show more content…
Both Holmes and Shawn have a keen sense of eyesight. Holmes can see through disguises and images to the culprit. Shawn can see the most miniscule detail, like a brochure, to figure out where the culprit is. Each of them have a “sidekick” with them. Holmes has Watson, his detail-finding partner. Shawn has Gus, a person who doesn’t want to be there, but is. Finally, both are known to stray from the group and do their own thing. Holmes, in The Hound of the Baskervilles, went away for half the book, only to come back with definite answers. Shawn disobeys all the rules and ends up with a dead body or with a culprit.

Although Shawn and Holmes are very different, they are very much the same. They both have the detective features that matter, and more. They both have a good process, a good partner, and even good emotional status. If one were chosen to be better, the decision could not be
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