Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year, and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced elderly gentleman, with fiery red hair. With an apology for my intrusion, I was about to withdraw, when Holmes pulled me abruptly into the room and closed the door behind me.
His uncle Elias and his father have been killed. John has got the same letter. The killers were sailing to America and drowned at sea. The stories tell of a mystical tail and of how the mysteries are solved by Sherlock Holmes with the help of his close friend Dr Watson.
At that time London was where many rich people lived and they would know the area well around London. The rich readers would be able to identify with the characters and what happens to them.
Another reason is that both the estates that are in the stories are in the countryside and would have been cut off from a big town or city, but still being able to reach each estate within two or three hours.
These estates would be remote, Conan Doyle would have done this to create suspense. Both of the stories have links abroad. The events in the stories both relate to what happened to the main characters abroad.
Helens stepfather worked in India he had snakes, cheaters and baboons set over to England for him. By having links to abroad this introduces mystery to the story because snakes, baboons, cheaters and the Ku Klux Klan are strange and foreign.
Conan Doyle sets all the action at night to increase suspense. If it were to be in the day time and light and sunny there would be not be so much suspense about what is ahead.How does Conan Doyle create a sense of anticipation and suspense in the Adventure of the Speckled Band?
The Adventure of the Speckled Band is a classic mystery novel. Sherlock Holmes and Narrative Point-of-View While the omniscient author was the standard point of view for nineteenth century novels, one notable exception was Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories about the detective extraordinaire Sherlock Holmes.
In this essay I am going to discuss how Conan Doyle creates suspense in his story. In the 19th century life was extremely difficult. People had been manipulated, especially women, who were the most commonly manipulated characters in the literature of the time.
Wang 1Yuting Wang (Vivian) Professor Lynda Haas Writing 39B June 3, How Are the Methods of Creating Suspe.
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