Like Jack the Ripper, most of Holmes' numerous victims were females. Some of them worked for him as stenographers in his pharmacy or hotel, and others he courted and later married. However, unlike the infamous British serial killer, Holmes did not kill face to face. He preferred "being near enough to hear the approach of death in the rising panic of his victims" (349). It was in those moments that "his quest for possession entered its most satisfying phase" (349). For Holmes, choosing how his victims died, be it "[filling] a room with gas and [letting] the guest expire in her sleep, or [creeping] in with his passkey and [pressing] a chloroform-soaked rag to his face" (349), was a measure of his power; the ultimate form of establishing dominance over the
In this chapter, Ponyboy still in the hospital spending all his time reading and drawing pictures. Oneday he came across a picture of Bob in Soda’s old yearbooks. Then he keeps looking at it and thinking about him and how he had been killed.
When he was young he would dissect and give surgery on both living and dead animals. In 1978 Holmes married Clara Loving and had one son Robert in 1880. Some may say it was easy to see Holmes was going to be a doctor since what he did to such animals in his younger years. He could also be a reason for a friend’s death.
It is while in jail Holmes confided in a cellmate by the name of Marion Hedgepeth of the plan to defraud the insurance company. Hedgepeth agreed to give Holmes the contact information of a crooked attorney in turn for $500 dollars, promised to be paid once Holmes received the insurance payoff. It was several weeks after this event before Holmes and Pitezel arrived in Philadelphia, where they rented a storefront and posed as a patent dealer. It is here where Holmes murdered Pitezel with chloroform, burning his face, and setting the building on fire in an attempt to make it appear like a chemical laboratory accident. Once the body was discovered, it had to be positively identified by a family member in order for the insurance company to pay the
He had two children, one son and one daughter. He went out of sight for six years after abandoning Clara and his son. He would always somehow come up with some con as to where he was and what he was doing during the time of his victims' deaths. The police had always questioned him, but had never really pinned anything on him. No one wanted to believe that Holmes was an evil master mind. He was so handsome and charismatic. His tall stature and piercing blue eyes made women often swoon at the sight of him. He could also talk anyone into anything at the sound of his voice and the medical, knowledgeable jargon he used. He even got an old lady to give him her husbands pharmacy after his death sometime after he arrived to Chicago. Other sources said that he killed her and inherited the pharmacy without anyone knowing what happened. Either way the old woman should have been happy that such a noble man was running her pharmacy. He was always the perfect assistant, making sure that her money was going towards helping the company in any way. He would even meet up with venders, creating a stable environment for her and her dying husband. He eventually killed her but when others would ask he stated that she had moved to California, but had no forwarding address (Taylor, Troy).
In “The Dying Detective,” it explained that Sherlock Holmes was literally dying from the prick of poison. To add, it explained that Mr. Culverton Smith was an expert on the poison that was injected into the ivory box; later we learned that Mr. Culverton Smith was indeed the one who injected it into the box in the first place. In “An Invitation to a Murder,” the crossbones on the prescription medication was believed to be a symbol of poison. Additionally, all of the supplies on the center of the table were items that would typically kill a person; yet, none of those belongings killed Mr. Abbott. Furthermore, both stories were premeditated murders. Mrs. Abbott knew that the twelve intelligent inspectors would prevent her from giving her husband the suspicious medication. Therefore, Mr. Abbott’s heart would stop beating and he would eventually die. On the other hand, Sherlock Holmes planned out every detail of the situation and what would happen. He knew that Dr. Watson would be concerned about Mr. Culverton Smith arriving and would like to stay. This created a witness for Mr. Culverton Smith confessing the crime he committed. Lastly, both of the passages had evidence that exemplified situational irony. Mrs. Abbott was dressed in black to grieve the death of herself and her disabled husband. Moreover, the investigators that were going to witness the murder, became the murderers. In the other story,
H.H Holmes was not only “one of the first documented serial killers,” he lured dozens of innocent people into his “murder castle” where he performed cruel and disgusting acts on his victims. Holmes admitted to 27 murders but it is estimated that he was responsible for nearly 200. Holmes was an incredibly intelligent child with a seemingly normal childhood. What had happened to him to turn such a promising child into such a greedy and nefarious fiend.
He might could have said that because doctors would know of all sorts of medications and poisons that could be used to kill someone discretely without arousing suspicion. If they were using a knife, they would know all the vital areas of the human body that would cause death quickly and quietly. It was suspected that Jack the Ripper had medical training because of the precision with which some of the organs were removed from his victims. Today though, doctors would have a much harder time because of forensics being able to detect poisons. So though Holmes would be right back in the old days, I'd say a forensic scientist or a police detective would have the advantage in modern times over a doctor. They could cover their trail better. Also Holmes
Holmes started school at the age of six, but this was not an easy experience for him. Constantly bullied by the older kids who were jealous of his great intelligence, Holmes began to shy away from many people. He came to feel worthless and that he did not belong because of the combination of violence at home and harassment at school. One day, his bullies made him touch a real skeleton his school owned. Scared at first, Holmes finally gave in to the bullies. He recalled feeling very fascinated as his hand was caressing the skeleton. This spark in Holmes led to the fire that was going to explode inside of him in the years to come. Having this close contact with a dead body is a foreshadow to the murders he would commit later in his life.
What is the theory? Everyone is saying that is wasn’t H.H. Holmes that was buried. In 1998 people are saying he had faked his death. What is behind the theory? They victim that had dressed up as him. The people who had his bones and realized that it wasn’t him. What sort of facts and evidence support their claim? That he had bribed his way out of being killed. He had gotten someone that looks like him to be killed so he could get out of his death sentence. What makes this theory invalid? They had dug around the wrong place when they found the skeleton(Adam 1). H.H. Holmes was hiding somewhere else and later on died behind his castle by a trash
Who is responsible for killing Billy Budd? Is it Claggart, Captain Vere, or Billy Bubb himself? There are many people who will argue all three men are responsible for killing Billy Budd. Their argument is Claggart, also known as Jemmy Leggs, provoked Billy in to striking him, attacking an officer is a serious offense. Captain Vere witnessed Claggart pushing Billy’s buttons by yelling at him, accusing him of mutiny, and saw the frustration in Billy’s face, but did not pull rank and order both men to stand down. However Billy is responsible for his own actions and should never had let anyone control his emotions.
Holmes decides to convince Pitezel to take out a very large life insurance policy to scam an insurance company by staging Pitezel’s death and substituting another corpse in his place, which he assured Pitezel he would had no trouble getting ahold of. In all reality, this was Holmes’ way of getting out of the predicament he had put himself in by trusting someone too much. In November of 1893, Holmes and Pitezel leave Chicago to travel across the country and commit frauds along the way. In July of 1894, Holmes attempts to swindle another pharmacy in Saint Louis, Missouri, just as he had done when he first got to Chicago. This time, on the other hand, it does not work out for Holmes. Holmes, for the first time ever in his criminal career, he is behind bars. While in jail, he meets Marion Hedgepeth, whom he shared a jail cell with. Holmes shares the insurance swindle plan with Hedgepeth, who “gave Holmes the name of a twisted attorney that could put over an insurance swindle” (Hounded to death by ghosts of the castle he built, 1914, p. 19, col. 1-7). Holmes promises Hedgepeth five hundred dollars for the hook up with the attorney if the attorney can make the plan happen. Holmes ends up being bailed out of prison by his third wife, Georgianna Yoke, after Holmes told her false reasons why he was arrested in the first place. Once again, Holmes has received another lucky charm where he could have been in jail for much longer, and perhaps put away forever.
For me, Romeo and Juliet´s death has not just one person to blame. There are some people that could have done things differently to avoid the deaths, but that does not necessarily mean these people has the blame for it. Because most of these people were not aware of the damage they were causing with their actions. So if your action cost two people their life, not on purpose, does it really mean you are the one to blame?
Sherlock “A Study in Pink.”, a string of apparent suicides starts the tale of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. The episode that starts off the BBC series, investigates four suicides with circumstances to similar to ignore. From the beginning of the of the episode the use of secondary characters as narrative devices is displayed. From foreshadowing to adding suspension and tension the episode is captivating to its audience.
The homicide scene introduces Holmes's incredible reasoning processes. In a search to figure out the answer to a death, the local detectives call in Holmes. The man, who had a boarding pass for a flight that crashed the day before, appears suspiciously dead in the trunk of a car. Within thirty seconds of investigation, Holmes's observations lead him to over four conclusions. As Holmes searches through the contents found on the dead man's body, the point of view is placed directly through Sherlock's eyes. His eyes focus on intricate