Speckled Band Comparison

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The Adventures of the Speckled Band Comparison Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a well-known British author, he is famous for his works on the popular stories of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." In this essay, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story, The Adventures of the Speckled Band" is going to be compared to the movie, "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" produced by MPI Home Video. In "The Adventures of the Speckled Band," Helen Stoner is the stepdaughter of Dr.Roylott and the twin of Julia. She is a woman in her thirty's, however, she has gray hair. She has gray hair because she is living in fear of her violent stepfather's temper and his creatures. Before Julia dies to the mysterious Speckled Band, she says that she hears a clear, low whistle at the dead of night, every night. When Helen moves into Julia's room, the place where Julia died, Helen is horrified. At night, Helen hears a clear, low whistle at the dead of the night, just like Julia did before she dies. Helen frightened and goes to Holmes and Watson for help. Holmes takes the case and finds out that Helen's mother left …show more content…

Firstly, in the book, Julia and Helen are twins; however, in the movie, Julia is five years older. Secondly, when Julia dies, she has a matchbox in her left hand and a charred stump of a match in her right hand in the book. Yet in the movie, she does not have anything in her hands. In the book, Holmes says, "Very sorry to knock you up, Watson," when he wakes Watson up. Yet in the movie, Holmes just says, "Rise Watson." Next, when Helen goes to Holmes, she is wearing complete black clothes in the book. However, in the movie, she wears a purplish-pink dress. In addition, in the book, when Holmes goes to the Stoke Moran, he sees a cheetah, but in the movie, he sees a leopard. In summary, the movie is different from the book in some details, but it makes it more interesting to the

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