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by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle

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- Originally published under title The speckled Band and
Other Stories by macmillan Publisher Limited of
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 6XS, United
Kingdom

- Was illustrated by Kay Dixey


- Retold by Anne Collins
born 22 May 1859 at 11
Picardy Place, Edinburgh,
cotland
mostly known for his
Detective series
surrounding Sherlock
Holmes
developed crime fiction
into a series
as such he is the
developer of the epic
single-hero short-story
series
- Originally published under title The speckled Band and
Other Stories by macmillan Publisher Limited of
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 6XS, United
Kingdom

- Was illustrated by Kay Dixey


- Retold by Anne Collins
born 22 May 1859 at 11
Picardy Place, Edinburgh,
cotland
mostly known for his
Detective series
surrounding Sherlock
Holmes
developed crime fiction
into a series
as such he is the
developer of the epic
single-hero short-story
series
- Published by Dian Rakyat Jakarta
- Ilustrated cover by Yank Joewrish
- Lay out by Nana Sumarna
- Release On 2003
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born 22 May 1859 at 11


Picardy Place, Edinburgh,
cotland
mostly known for his
Detective series
surrounding Sherlock
Holmes
developed crime fiction
into a series
as such he is the
developer of the epic
single-hero short-story
series
-Helen Stoner visits Holmes and Watson,
fearing for her life. Her sister died suddenly
not long before her wedding. Now that Helen
is to be married, she worries that she will
meet the same fate.
- Holmes agrees to take the case, but before
he can leave his home, he receives a visit
from a very irate Roylott, who threatens him.
Holmes is undeterred and takes the case
anyway.
- Holmes discovers that Roylott wants to kill
his step daughters in order to maintain
control over their inheritance. He sent a
snake (the speckled band) through the air
vents to poison them in their sleep. In the
end, the snake turns against Roylott and he is
killed.
- Homodiegetic Narration
- A homodiegtic narrator is a
character in the narrated world that
s/he describes.
- > The stories are told by Watson in a
first-person narration.
- Holmes and the villain of the story,
in this case Roylott, as opposing
forces
Roylott twists the poker, Holmes
straightens it out
Holmes is countering and
reversing Roylotts actions
- This is typical for detective stories.
- The other paradigm is the notion of
retaliation by repetition (tit-for-tat)
- Roylott is killed by his own snake and
dies a death he had chosen for both
of his step-daughter
This is very different to
contemporary crime fiction, where
instead of retaliation the criminals
are handed over to the law.
Critical Assessment
The Snake:
of this story is very - The so calles Swamp Adder does not
interesting because exist
the Holmes stories
are in general built - No animal could survive in an
on a very deep airtight safe
foundation of
- Snakes can only climb up solid
knowledge and the
scientific facts are surfaces, climbing a rope would be
usually correct. It is virtually impossible
astounding that in
- Snakes dont have ears calling the
his self-proclaimed
favorite story Doyle snake back through a low whistle is
would have such a not possible
lapse in information.