The Writing Style Of Arthur Conan Doyle And Agatha Christie

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The writing style of an author is a key attribute to a story and is what makes it unique and interesting. In the two short stories, “Silver Blaze” and “Witness for the Prosecution”, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie’s specific writing style impacted the stories, making it so well-known and loved. They made all the readers question every step of the story, as it continued to unravel and put everyone in awe by the end. The way a writer characterizes their characters and adds a twist factor is what made Doyle and Christie iconic writers. Characterization in a story allows the reader to make their own judgements and theories. Agatha Christie portrayed Leonard Vole as someone who was innocent, even after he was arrested for the murder of Emily French; the dialogue tricked many readers by describing him as a young and attractive man who seemed desperate about proving his “innocence”. This is apparent when Vole says to Mr. Mayherne, “’You think I’m guilty, but, by God, I swear I’m not! It looks pretty black against me, I know that. I’m like a man caught in a net—the meshes of it all round me, entangling me whichever way I turn. But I didn’t do it, Mr. Mayherne, I didn’t do it!’” (Christie 1). With the tone of Leonard Vole’s words to Mr. Mayherne, it is easy for the readers to quickly assume that he is innocent because of his desperation and confidence. Moreover, Arthur Conan Doyle presents this in “Silver Blaze” with Sherlock Holmes, making Holmes a significant and
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