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Comparing and Contrasting ‘The man with the twisted lip’ with ‘Front’

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Arthur Conan Doyle

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Comparing and Contrasting 'The man with the twisted lip' with 'Front'

There are many similarities and differences in both 'Front' and 'Twisted lip', but the most apparent relation between the two stories is the keeping up appearances (or keeping down appearances in the case of 'Twisted lip') theme, meaning they are about someone or something trying to conceal the truth or simply the truth isn't so obvious in the case of 'Front', the other less prevailing similarities/differences will be analysed later on in the essay.

The beginning of both stories differ quite strongly, 'Front' begins with a narrator describing her experiences of seeing something that she would compare to as 'one of the seven wonders of the world' and there some definite references to class 'Five streets down' the comma after the word 'down' brings emphasis towards it and sets the impression that the narrator feels (or later on in the story, felt) that she is in a sense not worthy, or in awe with her surroundings, as the story shows that she is quite concerned about class, and the economic standings of her and her family as this will be pointed out later on in

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