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How does Sir Arthur Doyle create mystery and intrigue in the “Speckled Band” and to what extent his mentors typical of the other stories in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?” The famous books of Sir Arthur Doyle are read all over the world, and they set in late Victorian England. Doyle’s stories are known for their mystery, and also famous of containing clues. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was the first collection of “Baker Street” was the first to be brought into one volume.
The first chapter of The Speckled Band” you see the narrator describing the famous detective, and why does he take the jobs;” Love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth” Which meant that Sherlock enjoys his work and he do it for pleasure, more than the fact that he will get money from it. Also, you see the narrator saying; ” refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual.
And even the fantastic” This part was saying that Holmes does not accept any investigation, but he chooses the good ones only, which means that the readers have an enjoyable and interesting mystery to read. Mostly in the first chapter the narrator talks about the story, and makes it look interesting to the reader so the reader would keep on reading, and asking for more. You don’t see the narrator only talking about the interesting parts, but you also see a similarity between this story and ” The Five Orange Pips”, because in this story he also talks about the case having an ” Such a singular details.” Which leads the readers to be more curious to find about the case.
The beginning of the case, you see the client coming to charlock Holmes “dressed in black and heavily veil” Which shoes that the lady is trying to hide something, or trying to hide from someone, and maybe even trying to leave her identity unknown. The case is similar to the situation in ” A scandal In Bohemia” when the client ” The King” also comes to see Charlock Holmes with a covered face, and this case creates more supine in the story, and makes the reader think if the story would be like the one in ” A scandal In Bohemia”.
Also the purpose of making the clients identity unsown in the beginning makes the reader want to read more to know why is the client hiding his face. When the lady approaches Holmes house, it was said that she was shivering, which gives us two ideas that either she was cold, or afraid of something. However, in the next few lines she explains why she was shivering; “let is not cold which makes me shiver,” But its; “It is fear, Mr. Holmes. It is terror.”