ENG 140 Sinche Journal 3

ENG 140 Sinche Journal 3 - Dr. Sheppard fits the role...

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Dr. Sheppard fits the role played by Watson in the Holmes books in one main way, and that he seems like an objective third party to Poirot. He attempts to act like he has no idea what is going on and that Poirot is a genius by pointing out what Poirot saw the he supposedly didn’t. However, he is a huge departure from the “Watson” role because he isn’t an objective third party; he turns out to be the murderer, which he confesses to at the end of the book. Unlike Watson, he doesn’t happen upon the detective, in this case Poirot, who is just discovering a crime, he happens upon another crime (the death of the woman Mr. Ackroyd was to have married) and then when Mr. Ackroyd dies, that is when Poirot is called in because the original crime is now cast in suspicion because both members in the relationship died form what appear to be suspicious circumstances. In this case he ends up as Poirot’s assistant because Poirot is called in by an outside party to investigate the initial suspect who turns out to be
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENG 140 taught by Professor Blackwell during the Fall '07 term at Hartford.

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ENG 140 Sinche Journal 3 - Dr. Sheppard fits the role...

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