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Compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Show how each writer creates a sense of mystery, And uses character description, themes and vocabulary to make an effective short story.

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Compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Show how each writer creates a sense of mystery, And uses character description, themes and vocabulary to make an effective short story. In this assignment I am going to compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I am going to show how each writer creates a of mystery and uses character description, themes and vocabulary to make an effective short story. I have read the Lamb to the Slaughter and Roald Dahl wrote it. I am looking at the similarities and differences. The story is about a police officer and his wife. The police officer came home from work and was very tired. She offered him tea he told her he didn't want any. Normally they eat out on a Thursday but this Thursday was different. The man drank drink after drink The man tried to tell the women something but she thought he was going to say something bad so she ignored what he was trying to say. ...read more.

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There is a lot of description when the man drinks his drinks. It said about the ice cub hitting the side of the glass and the colour of the drink. It's a simple story. Its short with easy vocabulary, short sentences so it's easy to understand. There isn't a lot of dialogue only at the start and at the end. The story is told by a 3rd person narrator a person that's not in the story tells it! In the end the detectives don't solve the mystery. The Speckled Band At the start of the story Helen Stoner comes to see Sherlock Holmes she tells him that her sister died in strange circumstances and that similar thing are starting to happen she also tell them about her step father. Holmes says that he will go to her house. After she leaves Dr Roylott arrives and threatens Holmes. Before leaving Holmes goes to find out about the money that Helens mum left. Holmes and Watson go to stoke Moran and meet Helen Stoner. ...read more.

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They are both short stories that are written by males who are both dead. They both have detectives in the. They are both mysteries. Now I am going to write about the differences. In Lamb to the Slaughter the murder is at the start. The Speckled Band the murder is before the story begins and another at the end. In Lamb to the Slaughter the weapon is not discovered. In Lamb to the Slaughter it is set in the 20th century. The Speckled Band in set in the 19th century In Lamb to the Slaughter it is very easy language. The Speckled Band has very complicated language and long sentences. In Lamb to the Slaughter the detectives are very stupid they don't even solve the crime and they even eat the evidence. In The Speckled Band they have a detective call Holmes and he's very clever he solves the murder with very little evidence. I preferred The Lamb T The Slaughter Because I found it more intresting. I liked it because the dumb police didn't find out who murdered the Police officer . By Glenn Daly ...read more.

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