Speckled Band Conflict

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In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes uses his inquisitive skills to solve a mystery. Along with Sherlock is his companion, Dr. Watson, who works with Sherlock to protect Helen Stoner from Dr. Roylott. To begin, the story takes place in April, 1883, at the Roylott Stoke Maron Manor. Troubled, Helen Stoner explains her case in vast detail to Sherlock and Dr. Watson. The main conflict of the story is that Helen feared for her life and was suspicious about Julia’s death on the eve of Julia’s wedding. After that, Sherlock and Dr. Watson begin their investigation at the Roylott Stoke Maron Manor.
Before setting off, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are confronted by the ruthless Dr. Roylott. Dr. Roylott threatens Sherlock and tells him bot to investigate the case. This event is an interwoven conflict
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Sherlock took account of Dr. Roylott’s worn down chair, the small saucer of milk in Dr. Roylott’s room, the mysterious metal safe, as well as the bell string in Julia’s room. This case was a foul play mystery because the author led the audience to believe a variety of red herrings throughout the story. Firstly, Helen Stoner suggested that the Gypsies outside had something to do with the death of Julia. Additionally, Helen told Sherlock that the metal clang she heard could have been the creaking of the timeworn building. Lastly, the fact that Dr. Roylott owned a baboon and a cheetah had nothing to do with the death of Julia Stoner. The last mood shift of the story is happy because Helen could go in life and marry the man she desired. Furthermore, the final tone of the story is uplifting because Helen was relieved to be able to live without fear in her life again. Most likely, Helen would leave her current area to marry her lover in peace. All in all, due to Sherlock, the mystery of Julia’s death had been solved and Helen Stoner would no longer live in fear
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