Holmes and Watson travel to Stoke Moran, Surrey to solve how Julia had died and why there is a low whistle in middle of the night which had been the herald of Julia’s death. Holmes and Watson start to examine Julia’s bedroom and find that she was killed by a snake which Dr Roylott had been training for it to poison people to death. Dr Roylott is then ma... ... middle of paper ... ...lmes methods, but as Holmes always points out he never observes. Overall I think that the 3 short stories: The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, and The Blue Carbuncle work as great detective stories because as you keep reading they seem to interest you more so you never out them down. The stories have become so great because most of the characters are based on real people who have a strong connection to the character.
She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Macbeth stabs King Duncan while he is sleeping but he leaves the dagger in the room. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return. After the murder, Macbeth is very skittish about people finding out if it was him. Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth.
The speckled band is about a man, Doctor Grimesby Roylott who tries to kill his stepdaughters using a poisonous snake to climb through a ventilator and down a bell rope so that he does not have to pay for their weddings with the inheritance that his late wife gave him. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Doctor Watson investigate this crime and prevent Doctor Roylott's stepdaughter, Helen Stoner from being killed by staying in her bedroom and hitting the snake. But the snake went back into Doctor Roylott's room, biting and killing him. In lamb to the slaughter, Dahl m... ... middle of paper ... ...y we do not find out what happened until the end of the story. These stories are also similar because they both have victims Patrick Maloney being one and Helen Stoner being the other.
Wright and Charlotte to murder is because of their background. Each of these women are put in different circumstances that lead to the murders. Charlotte in The Yellow Wallpaper has the company of her husband John, who is a doctor, to look after her. John has a special treatment for his wife, which consists of solitude. John believes that Charlotte must get rest and then the depression will go away.
This is Watson who documents the cases in diary form, “The Speckled Band being one entry. The short story begins with Miss Helen Stoner visiting Sherlock Holmes to ask for help with the case of her sister’s murder. She tells us the story of how her sister, Julia, was engaged and about to get married. Julia was made to move rooms for unnecessary repairs, which their stepfather had ordered. She then tells of her stepfathers’ past and the death of her mother.
The only motive Holmes had foe the stepfather for killing his stepdaughter was for the inheritance. He also commits the murders by cleverly training a snake to climb down a rope bell and on to the bed and poisoning the victim. The Victorian readers thought that Holmes was a real person in those days. This realism is created because Holmes lived at a real address in the stories, at Baker St. 221B and the stories are written as real cases. Holmes is a very charismatic and mysterious.
In fact, he was and the reader later knows this when the creature says, “[I]grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment, he lay dead at my feet” (Shelley, 102) making William his first victim. When the creature left the crime scene, he made sure there was no proof leading back to him. When William was dead, the creature noticed a locket around his neck, which he took. Later planting the locket on Justine as she herself slept, the creature framed Justine for William’s murder. Although the Frankenstein family knew that Justine was innocent, but there was no other proof pointing to someone else.
She contacted Mr. Holmes in fear to help her to find out whether her sister´s death was a murder and if so, try and find the killer. Mr. Roylott, the stepfather, tried to use an poisonous snake to murder Helen with and during the climax the snake bit Mr Roylott himself. Firstly, note that the criminal is always punished . At this point we should remember that many during Victorian times people believed that Sherlock Holmes existed and for them the fact that Holmes always finds the criminal gave them a false sense of security. That is why Conan Doyle makes sure the criminal is punished Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes as a believable character by making him have both strengths and weaknesses.
The victim is called Miss Helen Stoner. When she first came into the story she was wearing black, veiled and grey haired. She was shivering a... ... middle of paper ... ...eless ventilator, and the ropes which hung down to the lady’s bed. Holmes also suspects the animal as a dangerous exotic one, in this case it being a snake, and this is not obvious to the reader, and so they will be kept waiting to see what these strange object, and weird animals are all there for. In the end, the murderer who correctly turns out to be Doctor Roylott, gets killed by his own weapon the deadly snake.
Back in the 1900's the novel was very popular with the people as in they could just draw a picture in their head of what was going on, this is down to Arthur's detailed writing. Not many people had televisions so a book was the next best thing. A feature of this mystery genre is a novel with lots of twists and turns. Throughout the novel Arthur gives out a lot of red herrings and clues. A red herring is something that misleads the reader, so it confuses them and leaves them wondering.