The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Irony

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Irony

“Holmes, the busybody!” His smile broadened. “Holmes, the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!” Holmes chuckled heartily. “Your conversation is most entertaining,” said he. “When you go out close the door, for there is a decided draught.”

During the high words between Dr. Grimesby Roylott and Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Grimesby Roylott remarks that their conversation is disagreeable. And he ironically says to close the door because of the drought. That means that he doesn’t wish to see him again.

“That head of yours should be for use as well as ornament.”

To use as ornament means to be stupid. Sherlock Holmes always says these words to people, who have the low intelligence. He jeered at them.

“The man might have died in a fit; but then the jewels are missing," mused the Inspector, "Ha! I have a theory. These flashes come upon me at times... What do you think of this, Holmes? Sholto was, on his own confession, with his brother last night. The brother died in a fit, on which Sholto walked off the treasure! How's that?" "On which the dead man very considerately got up and locked the door on the inside," said Holmes.”

The inspector adduces an argument about the crime. But Sherlock Holmes ridicules him, because as we know the dead man cannot be alive.

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