The murder mysteries have evolved over decades. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Adventure of the Motley Ring is one of the most exciting mysteries. It came out in the late 19th century and turned out to be one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The Speckle Band Adventure fits into the literary tradition as it is a typical story. It has all the typical “ingredients” that include: typical shape, typical characteristics, typical setting, meaning and obscurity, as well as standard murder mystery rules.
The villain is usually close to the victim, and the victim is usually a defenseless woman. Historically, women were usually referred to as victims. They are not portrayed as victims, they are detectives themselves. The story follows a type of structure of murder riddles. The first rule for solving the mystery. This is shown by Watson, who gives us clues to the mystery.
Secondly, you cannot joke with the reader. In this puzzle, the reader has an equal opportunity.
Thirdly, the detective himself should not be guilty in any way. Proof of this is that the villain was eventually caught. Another rule is that the culprit must be the one who plays the part in the secret and with whom the reader is familiar. This is proven by Dr. Roylott, Helen and Julia Stoner’s stepfather. Finally, the motives for all crimes must be personal.
Roylott needed to save the money that was to be given to Julia after marriage, and she was going to get married in two weeks.
It was a great opportunity for him. In addition, this murder mystery has the meaning of “detectives,” where “this” is Julia Stoner’s death, and “who” is the one who caused her death. It carries the reader away with the corresponding problems in his head. In addition, The Speckle Band has exposure, exploration, climax and resolution formats. Firstly, the exposition is when Helen reveals to Holmes all the facts and mysterious circumstances of Julia’s death.
In revelation, we learn about Dr. Roylott’s past. This immediately piques the interest of the reader. An investigation takes place as Holmes and Watson descend into Stoke Moran in search of evidence. This allows the reader to try to solve the problem on their own. The climax comes when Holmes and Watson play a wait-and-see game in Julia’s room. The mystery is then revealed when Holmes uncovers the murderer’s case and violent death. The story is typical of the setting, as Stoke Moran Manor looks grim, menacing and unsafe.
“Scaffolding has been erected at the end wall, and the masonry has been broken.” This suggests that the house is partially dilapidated and looks like it is its long history. Also, Dr. Roylott has a cheetah and a baboon, leaving Helen don’t feel safe unless the doors were locked from the inside. This shows that there are very few guards at Stoke Moran Manor. In addition, there are gypsies living on the territory. This shows that they, too, could have been suspects, as they were hiding in the area.
Finally, a sense of isolation arises in the home. Helen. Sherlock Holmes is a typical detective as he is a stereotypical male private detective. He is smarter than the police because he solves the case before anyone else, he is called “Jack of Scotland Yard in the office.” In addition, Holmes is noble towards Helen. This shows that he is doing his job well and that he is caring and considerate of Helen because he probably feels sorry for her.