Band Essay Topics

Bram Stoker

Within “Dracula”, Stoker clearly presents the male characters in the book as heroes, without over emphasising this by giving them extraordinarily strong powers. They are portrayed as normal human beings with faults and weaknesses. This can be seen when Van Helsing suffers from hysteria, but despite this still plays an important role in the chase… View Article

The Speckled band

The short stories I have read in, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, all seem to follow a similar trend. There are lots of similarities in each story, and ‘The Speckled Band’ is one of the most typical of the stories. After reading through the book, I noticed the constant similarities, and noted them down. At… View Article

The Speckled Band

The plot of “The Speckled Band” was designed in a particular format to appeal to a Victorian audience. Throughout the story Doyle builds up tension. From the distraught Miss Roylott, through to the night spent in the Roylott house, both danger and suspense are introduced. The Victorians would have liked this – it was an… View Article

Murder Mystery story

This is also securing the readers perspective on Sherlock Holmes. All through the Speckled Band Sherlock Holmes displays his distinct ability to decipher the exact meaning of a situation. At the same time that Holmes is doing this, the reader becomes more and more confused about the situation in hand. This is where Conan Doyle’s… View Article

The content contained within each piece

In this essay I will attempt to find the comparison between the Speckled Band and the Landlady but before I examine the stories I will briefly outline the content contained within each piece. The Speckled Band was written in the 1880’s by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and it was set in a flat in Baker… View Article

Conan Doyle and Ronald Dahl

In this essay I am going to examine the two stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Ronald Dahl, The Speckled Band and Lambs to the Slaughter. I will do so by comparing, contrasting, and explaining what the two writers are trying to say in each story because both stories are very different but both… View Article

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

I read through two quite different short stories, continually considering how they both created suspense (anxious uncertainty, or expectation, or waiting for information) and tension (mental strain or excitement) and more importantly how I could compare the two, considering both similar and divergent parts in the stories. The first short story I examined was ‘The… View Article

Speckled Band’ starts

The opening of a short story needs to arouse the interest and curiosity of the reader immediately. This is because it doesn’t have enough time throughout the story to expand and gradually build up. ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’ starts with Watson talking about a case he and Holmes investigated. It is a very… View Article

The adventure of the speckled band

These stories, whilst written in the 19 century, still seem very relevant today. In this age where terrorism is a constant threat, it is easy to believe that we are the first generation to experience these fears. However, these stories give us an excellent reminder that we are not the first, and that these threats… View Article

Classic detective story

    It had to be something a lot smaller because the only other opening in Julia’s room that communicated with somewhere outside of the room was the ventilation shaft in the ceiling which was directly connected to the ventilation shaft in the ceiling of Dr. Roylott’s room. Holmes also spotted the mysterious bell pull,… View Article

Slaughter and the Speckled Band

The Two works that I am comparing for this essay are Lamb to the slaughter by Roald Dahl and the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Speckled band is a stereotypical Sherlock Holmes murder mystery written in 1892 and Lamb to the Slaughter was written some 60 years later by Rhoald Dahl in… View Article

The Speckled Band

I am going to compare two short stories which both belong to the same genre of murder mystery. “Lamb to the Slaughter” was written by Roald Dahl and was written in the 1950’s.”Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Speckled Band in 1864. In the “Speckled Band” the female character is Helen Stoner. Helen is a passive… View Article

The Speckled Band

The social and historical settings in the stories mean that although both stories are about crime and detectives, they are almost seperate genres as far as detective stories go. However, they have a very similar structure. Both stories start with a desperate young woman asking for help in solving a crime. In the middle of… View Article

The Speckled Band

There has been a great deal of famous detective stories that have been written by many authors, all of which are very interesting and exciting. Some examples of very good, successful detective stories are: ‘The murders in the Rue Morgue’ written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. This book was Edgar’s first story and it was… View Article

The Speckled Band

Both ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ and ‘The Speckled Band’ share some of the characteristics of murder mysteries. Explain the similarities and differences between the two stories and say which story you think is more compelling to read. ‘T he Speckled Band’ was written in 1892 during Queen Victoria’s reign over Britain. At the time the… View Article