The Adventure Of The Speckled Band Analysis

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In life, we must understand that the truth with always come out despite the time of the matter. In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson look into the murder of Julia Stoner, whose stepfather is Dr. Grimesby Roylott of Stoke Moran. The Roylott’s were once a very wealthy family, but after gambling with money, all the families treasures were lost. Grimesby killed his butler, but soon after married Mrs. Stoner, who had two daughters of the name Helen and Julia. Mrs. Stoner soon died, leaving Dr. Roylott in custody of the two girls. Julia’s life comes to an end, but two years later, Helen hopes to uncover the truth. The author goes into deep description about these events. In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, Arthur Conan Doyle uses imagery/description to introduce the characters, stir empathy, and show the resolution. Imagery/description is used at the beginning of the story to introduce the characters. The author writes, “For answer Holmes pushed back the frill of black lace which fringed the hand that lay upon our visitors knee. Five little livid marks, the marks of four fingers and a thumb, were printed up the white wrist.” Here, the author uses imagery to describe what has happened to Helen Stoner’s wrist, which was put there by her father. Not only does the imagery reveal to the reader that Dr. Grimesby Roylott is a strident man, but it also reveals that he will take matters into his own hands, and does not care
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