Essay on Arthur Conan Doyle

Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl and The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There are several primary ingredients that should be present in a good murder mystery. These are a death, a motive, an alibi and a suspect.The main component is suspense, this is very important because the whole idea of a murder mystery is that the reader doesn’t know an extremely important detail. For example, in “The […]

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Both Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band shares

Roald Dahl wrote the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” in 1995. He was born on the 13th September 1916 in Llandolf, South Wales and sadly died in 1991. Some of the other many novels he wrote are the ‘BFG’ and ‘Willy Wonka’. “The Speckled Band” was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who was born […]

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The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

These two stories were both written at different times in history. “The Speckled Band” was written in 1892 during the 19th century, whilst “Lamb to the Slaughter” was written in the middle of the 20th century in the 1950’s. Immediately the reader can observe differences in style the way the stories are written, the words […]

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Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band Paper

“Lamb to the Slaughter” is a short murder mystery story written by Roald Dahl a Norwegian author, in 19 54. It is a Black comedy and was very macabre and startling for its time, and still is now, but it isn’t seen as quite so shocking and politically incorrect “Did they kill them both- mother […]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles Analysis

The two versions of The Hound of the Baskervilles show a discrepancy in different ways. Firstly, the audience get an overall view that in the 1983 version, it is more of an investigation rather than anything else. This appears to make the audience have their own theory what is to come at the end. David […]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Both books have varying degrees of reassuring closure; however, the fact that brutal murders have occurred is a pervasive dampener. An intriguing dichotomy between the inhumane, on the one hand, and the comeuppance on the other, is a fact often overlooked in murder stories; wherein the reader ignores the atrocities of murder and only experiences […]

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