How Did Sherlock Holmes Alter His Identity

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When Sherlock Holmes went undercover at the opium den, he was altering his identity and acting as a lower class citizen, therefore, being a possible risk for destabilizing the identity within the system. As Holmes disguised himself as completely unidentifiable by looking like a,” … very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age, an opium pipe dangling down from between his knees, as though it had dropped in sheer lassitude from his fingers” (pg.3), it changed his presumed class, for others assumed he was a drug addict that had lost all self control; he even ended up tricking Watson into believing his identity while uncover before revealing himself. Holmes’s performance was intended for his job and protecting the Empire, therefore, none of these action’s

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