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"Compare the way in which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are treated in the two stories
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"Compare the way in which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are treated in the two stories. They are innocent and guilty players, but how are they represented by their respective authors?"
This essay will consist of a study of the short story, 'The Speckled Band' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle written in 1292. Short stories are condensed fictional narratives, which have been popular since the nineteenth century and still remain so today. They typically concern a relatively small number of characters involved in a single event or situation. There is usually only one thermatic focus, aimed at provoking a single emotional response from the reader. Short stories may be created or written for magazine articles but have also developed into a real significant work of prose fiction. The dialogue is used very carefully in a short story due to a lack of space for extended development of conversation and narrative. The length of short stories vary.
The two story I will be looking at is from the murder mystery genre. This is a category in itself. Murder mysteries hold certain connotations that we constantly associate with the genre, for example, a detective, a victim, a culprit and often
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