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Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band comparative essay.

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Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band Comparative Essay Lamb to the slaughter and the speckled Band Have some thing in common the genre 'murder mystery' Lamb to the Slaughter is a simple short story written by Roald Dahl in the mid 19th century. Where as "The speckled band was written earlier Pre 19th century it was written By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes a famous fictional detective with Watson as his side kick. The most obvious difference between the two stories is the way the story was set out with Lamb to the slaughter you know how the murder was committed and by who as soon as it happens the story is about how ...read more.


The stories are set in different places and there for have a lot of differences the Roald Dahl story is set in America and features Police where as the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story is set in England and featured detectives this shows that there may be a deeper investigation into the murder. In "Lamb to The Slaughter" the police show a certain amount of unprofessional behaviour this is shown in several ways for instance the policemen drink on the job also they don't look at the possibilities they just stick to one idea and they don't really consider that Mary Maloney could have been the killer. ...read more.


In LS it is the opposite she is described as a very calm tranquil woman with a slow smiling air about her also because she is six months pregnant she had acquired a wonderful translucent quality it goes on to say her mouth was soft and her eyes looked larger and darker with a more placid look. This is a nice piece of description and gives you a good feel of what she looks like. The narration of the stories is also done differently. In the Speckled band the narrator is Watson Sherlock Holmes's fellow detective and good friend. Roald as the writer tells the story himself. The Roald Dahl story is slightly comical the conclusion that the police themselves ate the evidence this is irony, which makes it funny. Jenny Jones 11MYR ...read more.

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