Pre and Post 20th century novels 'The Creeping Man' and 'Lamb to the Slaughter 'Lamb to the Slaughter and 'The Creeping Man' are two different examples of stories of the detective genre. However one story follows the typical detective genre and the other subverts the traditional detective story. 'The Creeping Man' was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is a typical detective story. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the first and one of the most famous detective writers and in many ways set the trend for detective stories. 'The Creeping Man' is his writing, and thus can be expected to conform to the reader's idea of a traditional detective story. Watson narrates 'The Creeping Man', in order for the reader to get a full understanding of the case. This style also makes the reader see Holmes as clever and mysterious, by only letting the reader know Watson's thoughts on the case and, not on Holmes' view of the case. 'Lamb to the Slaughter' was written by Roal Dahl and subverts from the traditional detective story. It is set in modern times (1980's) and 'plays around' with Doyle's original structure. It also relies on the readers knowledge of the traditional style in order to surprise them. The story is written from Mary Maloney's point of view. She is the villain of the story and therefore, the story does not follow the traditional detective structure. 'The Creeping Man' is
English Coursework: Hounds Of The Baskervilles The relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson For my coursework, I will find the relation between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. I will compare the similarities and differences between the two. I will also see each characters interest and abilities as well as the way they speak to each other and to others. Looking at how they work together will also be a key factor. Sherlock Holmes is the main character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of The Baskerville. Even though he is the central character, he is almost absent during the central part of the story. In this Particular story his assistant or sidekick Dr Watson takes his place. Sherlock Holmes was a man of truth and natural. He does not believe that there is anything supernatural behind Baskerville hall when he says, "The Devils agent may be of flesh and blood, may they not?" You could tell from his appearance. The hawk-like features and piercing eyes; the dressing gown and pipe; the deerstalker cap and magnifying glass - these details are so familiar that if he were to appear amongst us today we should know him at once. He is still however a mysterious figure, as wrapped in mystery as the crimes he tried to solve, and as in most legends, He lived and worked in that nostalgic gas-lit London of the late 19th century, which in our imagination we would all like
How does Arthur Conen Doyle manipulate the conventions of the genre and an audiences expectations and deliver the moral messages that Victorian society would have expected?
English Coursework How does Arthur Conen Doyle manipulate the conventions of the genre and an audiences expectations and deliver the moral messages that Victorian society would have expected? The two stories that I have studied, 'The Man with the twisted lip' and 'the adventure of the Speckled Band' are both written by the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the years 1859 - 1930. They also both feature in the story Sherlock Holmes, along with a side kick, Doctor Watson. Sherlock Holmes stories were not initially published in books, they were printed in Serial form in the Strand magazine. The Contempory audience at the time would have been familiar with the characters and the story being told from Doctor Watsons point of view, and the way in which the investigations are carried out. The Generic expectations of murder mystery stories is that there would be a villain and a victim, the crime is usually by an aggressive man who has a motive and is violent, short tempered and known as a "gold digger. The villain is also expected to be male and clever. The victim is usually a female and is typical of the generic expectations of a murder mystery. She would be vulnerable and an hairness who had money. The detective would not be part of the law and would conduct his investigation in an appropriate manner. The crime is usually atypical and would usually be a weapon and well
From reading "The Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle, what do we learn about Victorian times? In "The Speckled Band" we learn about daily life in Victorian times from the description of transport, clothes and houses. We also learn about Victorian society from the characters and their relationships with each other. From the beginning of the story we are told about the manner of which Holmes and Watson lived. . The author tells us that they are two bachelors and that they live independently. We come across this in the text when it says, "Sharing rooms as bachelors". This could propose that the two men lived separately but in the same mansion. Perhaps because they lived together, they were able to do things effortlessly and more independently. We see that Holmes and Watson have obviously inherited money. Mr Conan Doyle tells us "An acquirement of wealth" from this he implies that they have definitely inherited a fortune therefore they have no need to work. This suggests the their ancestors were very wealthy which tells us that Victorian times was lavish for some people. Dr. Roylott's lose of wealth meant that he was required to "Obtain a medical degree". This is verification of inferior status of paid employment and could suggest that having some sort of connection with the medical group was a lower position in the Victorian society and maybe Dr. Roylott's is a bit jealous
How does Conan Doyle use Dr. Watson to reveal the character and genius of Sherlock Holmes? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shows Sherlock Holmes as a highly intelligent individual. We are shown Holmes' intelligence from his good friend Dr. Watson. We learn that Holmes is very methodical in his deductive ways; this is shown in "The Speckled Band", as Watson describes the movements of Sherlock Holmes, and how he "sits in his usual way". This tells us the type of character that Holmes is; Holmes uses the power of deduction in a clinical way. This is shown as Sherlock Holmes tells Helen Stoner how she arrived to his house. Holmes explains how the mud on the left side of her jacket could only be from the dogcart she used, "there is no vehicle save a dogcart which throws up mud in that way, and then only when you sit on the left-hand side of the driver". In "The Speckled Band" we also see the type of character Holmes is, we learn that Holmes' intelligence is greater than any of the common man, but we also see Holmes' strength as Dr. Roylott, the step-father of Helen Stoner, bends an iron poker out of shape. As Dr. Roylott leaves, Holmes bends the poker back into shape. In this passage we also see how Holmes tells Watson how he is compared to the official police force, "Fancy having the insolence to confound me with the official detective force!" This shows us how highly Holmes thinks
How does Sir Conan Doyle Use Tension To Create A Classic Detective Story? In this assignment I will analyse the classic Sherlock Holmes detective story the "Speckled Band" and find out how sir Conan Doyle takes a basic idea from all detective stories, a murder and still create a classic story. First off a detective story needs a murder and in this case it was the death of Sarah stoner that starts the story off, but no death in any detective story would be complete without a mysterious death and the way Sarah died was a mystery. And I think that most detective stories use mysterious deaths because this makes the story more interesting and more intriguing because if the death was straight forward then the reader might be able to predict the ending of the story before actually reading the end of the story. This story also has its fair shares of mysterious characters for instance Helen Stoner, who is Sarah stoners sister is as mysterious as they get, like when she first met Sherlock she was wearing black clothes like she just came from a funeral. But why use mysterious characters? Because it is these characters that keep the reader guessing as to who the suspects may be and sometimes the writer can use this as an advantage to create a huge twist in the end of the story. The story describes the atmosphere as well such in the case of Sarah's death the atmosphere was described
Pre 1914 Prose: The Stories of Sherlock HolmesHow does Conan Doyle present Sherlock Holmes, the great detective, in his stories?
Pre 1914 Prose: The Stories of Sherlock Holmes How does Conan Doyle present Sherlock Holmes, the great detective, in his stories? My general impression of Sherlock Holmes is that he is a very mysterious, cunning and slightly deviant individual. He is cunning because he likes catching people out (by himself without anyone else knowing) so he can get all the credit and acts quite big headed too by showing off in front of his clients. As a reader he gives me the impression that he is selfish because he treats Dr Watson as a servant and accepts Watson to bow down to him all the time. He has respect for women but no respect for men, I think this is because he has soft spots for his female clients but I'm probably wrong because it's not in his nature to do this. When Holmes meets Helen Stoner in "The Speckled Band" he is always using a language to show he is a detective "I observe that you are shivering" along with showing her who is boss "this is my intimate friend and associate Dr. Watson". Also while he meets Helen Stoner he is very polite "good morning, madam" whereas with men he would not talk as politely. He also tries to impress her "you have come in by train this morning, I see" he is self-indulgent. He shows her compassion (which is rare for Holmes to do) but it's sarcastic anyway " 'you must not fear' said he soothingly, bending forward and patting her forearm". He goes
English Essay on "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" "How does Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle create suspense in 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band.' In the gripping crime mystery 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band' we see how the well-known author Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle has cunningly devised suspense in a variety of different ways. The chronology of the story along with the authors background, the location and era, mannerisms and appearance of the characters are many of the ways in which suspense has been cleverly created in this novel. The author of 'The adventure of the Speckled Band' Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle went to Edinburgh university and he served as a doctor in India. Whilst he was serving in India he gained a lot of experience of exotic animals and medicines. He learnt about medicines and he knew about snakes and poisons and this gave DR. Grimsby Roylott a motive for murder. This all helped Conan-Doyle to successfully create the character of DR. Grimsby Roylott. Roylott was also a doctor and he too spent time in India where he married his wife 'When Roylott was in India he married my mother, Mrs stoner...' this just briefly describes Roylott Joseph Bell tutored Conan-Doyle. This had helped him to create the character of Sherlock Holmes. Like Joseph Bell, Sherlock Holmes is good at detecting. He is able to notice things that weren't obvious to others around him. Like
Compare how James Watson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Create Fear and Tension in Talking in Whispers and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
Jordan Clement GCSE English Coursework 4/27/2007 Compare how James Watson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Create Fear and Tension in Talking in Whispers and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" In the novel Talking in Whispers and the short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" both Watson and Doyle use fear and tension within their stories to get the attention of the reader. Both authors create fear and tension but they create it in different ways and they use different writing techniques to create fear and tension one reason for this could be that the stories were written at different periods of time. "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was written towards the end of the 19th century and is set in Victorian England, whereas Talking in Whispers by James Watson was written towards the end of the 20th century and is set in Chile. Both Stories however contain elements of fear and tension. In the course of my essay I shall examine the different ways that both authors use fear and tension to their advantage. James Watson creates fear and tension in the novel Talking in Whispers by using many different writing techniques. These techniques are very effective in creating fear and tension. Watson uses techniques such as juxtapositioning, identifying the reader with the characters, chapter endings, direct speech
Conan Doyle's hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian and Edwardian society for many reasons. What in your opinion ,makes the stories
Comparative essays on Sherlock Holmes Conan Doyle´s hero Sherlock Holmes was popular in Victorian and Edwardian society for many reasons. What in your opinion ,makes the stories "The Red Headed League "and "The Speckled Band"exciting and successful ? Sherlock Holmes stories are some of the best detective stories ever written . They were written by Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle (1850-1930) who was a medical doctor . "The Red Headed League" was published in 1891 and "The Speckled Band" was published in 1892 in a magazine called The Strand Magazine . "The Red Headed League" is about a mysterious organisation which Mr. Holmes´ client , Mr. Wilson was working for until it dissolved . Finally this strange league turns out to be simply a cover up to distract Mr . Wilson while the criminals dig a secret passage from his cellar intending to rob gold from the "City and Suburban Bank" . " The Speckled Band" is about a cruel stepfather (Dr. Roylott) with an intention of murdering his step daughters to acquire their property. He succeeds in murdering his elder stepdaughter, Julia, in a mysterious way . When his younger stepdaughter, Helen, gets suspicious about everything as the mysterious circumstances repeated themselves she contacts Mr. Holmes in fear to help her to find out whether her sister´s death was a murder and if it was to find the murderer. Mr. Roylott then tried to use an