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Comparison of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and 'The Speckled Band'.
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Comparison of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and 'The Speckled Band'
In this essay I am going to compare the similarities and differences in 'The Speckled Band' and 'Lamb To The slaughter'.
I will focus on key points of murder mysteries such as; the plot, characterisation, setting, and how the author creates suspense for the reader.
Typical ingredients of a murder mystery is that there's the murder, the murderer, the victim, suspects, detectives and or police men, clues; some of these will maybe be red herrings to try and throw the view off the scent, and the motive.
One of the short stories I am comparing is 'The Speckled Band'; this was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was published in 1892. A brief synopsis of the story is that the female protagonist (Helen Stoner) sister (Julia Stoner) has died is suspicious circumstances with no clues left. The main suspect is her step father (Dr Roylott) who is trying to inherit the money left to the by their mother. Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
The other story is 'Lamb to the Slaughter'; this was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1954. A brief
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