Comparing Villains and Victims from The Speckled Band, Twisted Lip and The Cardboard Box

Comparing Villains and Victims from The Speckled Band, Twisted Lip and The Cardboard Box

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Comparing Villains and Victims from The Speckled Band, Twisted Lip and The Cardboard Box

The three villains which I am going to compare / contrast are Dr
Roylott from The Speckled Band, Mr Neville St Claire from The Man With
The Twisted Lip and Sarah Cushing from The Cardboard Box.

The three victims I am going to compare / contrast are Helen Stoner
from The Speckled Band, Mrs St Claire from The Man With The Twisted
Lip and Susan Cushing from The Cardboard box.

Dr Roylott is a stereotype villain. He is feared by his neighbours and
is very violent and threatening. He is described as being "a man of
immense strength, and absolutely uncontrollable anger". I can say this
because "he beat his native butler to death." He even abuses Helen
physically "and covered over her injured wrist." This is when Holmes
observes her.

Helen finally falls in love with Percy Armitage who asks for her hand
in marriage but Dr Roylott "offers no position to the match." This
shows his selfish personality, he only cares for himself and not his
stepdaughter's happiness.

He hangs about with criminal gypsies but he is in fact worse than the
gypsies. "He has a baboon and cheetah which wonder freely over his
grounds" This shows his weird, strange hard character. He is also
quite a bully because Helen says, "for a long time we did all the work
of the house" They had to do this because all the servants were afraid
of being employed by him "No servants would stay with us". He is such
an evil character because he even kills his stepdaughter Julia just so
he gets to keep her money and he also intended on killing his other
stepdaughter Helen.

The villain from The Man With The Twisted Lip, Mr Neville St Claire is
a different type of...


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...y are victims; they have
most characteristics in common for example Helen is made to be a
lonely person and so is Susan Cushing because Susan looses her sister
who was described as being "an angel" and is left with the sister who
she does not get along with, Sarah "a devil". Mrs Neville St Claire is
also made to appear as if she is lonely because her husband goes and
does not come back for a whole week "What a week she must have spent"
this also shows that she could have been suffering. Helen and Mrs
Neville St Claire end up having everything work out the best because
Helen goes and gets married and claims the will her mother left her
and Mrs Neville St Claire gets her husband back but Susan is just
stuck as being a retired old lady with an evil sister, She does not
have anything better going for her. This makes me feel moderately
sympathetic towards her.

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