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In his short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses certain conventions expected of the detective genre to bring the story an exciting dnouement

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In his short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses certain conventions expected of the detective genre to bring the story an exciting d�nouement. Discuss and consider the moral twist in the tale of the story. In analyzing "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and in the view of the background to different detective genre stories it becomes clear that generic conventions are attached to them. This is one of many excellent detective stories written. It stands out making the audience excited and urged to carry on reading. This essay will analyse the conventions and moral twist of the story. ...read more.

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For example Knox's first rule which is the criminal must be introduced early, not just brought in at the end. This rule has not been defied in anyway. The criminal Dr Roylott was introduced into the story early. The writer Doyle has followed this rule and has not gone against it. Doyle has introduced the criminal in the story early so that the audience don't get confused over who the actual criminal is. In creating the character of Helen, Doyle defies Knox's rule that twins shouldn't be used. This rule again which is one of Knox's (rule 10) "Identical twins or 'doubles' are not to be used". ...read more.

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"How he did it", "Who did it", Where he committed the murder" and "Why". "Those vegabonds leave to encome upon the few acres or a genuine clue". Quoted "It was clamped to the wall". If Doyle never used one clue at all in the story the audience would be confused and would have guessed the d�nouement and the audience wouldn't understand the moral twist either. In pursuit of solving the crime Knox insists that the detective use of logical deduction to decipher the complexities of the case. The case of why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses a logical mean and not an illogical mean this is because he wants the audience to have a good chance of solving the crime. By doing this it has come more fascinating and intriguing which makes the story more interesting to read. ...read more.

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