- 1 What is Helen stoners problem?
- 2 Why is it important to know that Dr Roylott spent time in India?
- 3 What is the main focus of The Adventure of the Speckled Band?
- 4 What are some of the clues which help Holmes solve the mystery?
- 5 What can you infer from Julia’s last words?
- 6 Why did Dr Roylott kill Julia?
- 7 What motive did Dr Roylott have for committing the crime?
- 8 How does Dr Roylott speak to Holmes?
- 9 How does Dr Roylott die?
- 10 What does the snake symbolize in the Speckled Band?
- 11 What is the mystery in the Speckled Band?
- 12 Who is the Speckled Band final victim?
- 13 What do you think would have happened if Helen had not consulted Holmes?
- 14 Why does Holmes quickly suspects Dr Roylott is the criminal in the Speckled Band?
- 15 Is Stoke Moran a real place?
What is Helen stoners problem?
The short answer to this is that Helen Stoner, in the story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” comes to see Sherlock Holmes because she fears that someone is going to try to kill her.
Why is it important to know that Dr Roylott spent time in India?
Dr. Roylott went to India because of his imprisonment. He had to leave India because he had to take care of Helen and Julia Stoner. What happened to Helen Stoner’s mother and how did her stepfather change after her mother’s death?
What is the main focus of The Adventure of the Speckled Band?
“The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is a short story that narrates how Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of the danger to the life of Miss Helen Stoner and, thus, saves it. The main idea of the story is that of the effect of greed.
What are some of the clues which help Holmes solve the mystery?
The first clues that help Holmes solve the mystery are derived from his investigation into the estate of Helen and Julia’s mother. From this, Holmes determines that if either Helen or Julia marries, Dr. Roylott’s finances would be severely impeded; if both were to marry, he would be in financial ruin.
What can you infer from Julia’s last words?
It turns out to be a snake. The whistle was Dr. Roylott’s way of calling it. When Julia told Helen about the “speckled band” with her last words, she was not talking about a group of people at all.
Why did Dr Roylott kill Julia?
Dr. Roylott wanted to kill Julia because she had become engaged to be married. He was legally obligated to give her one-third of the income from her mother’s estate. He couldn’t afford to part with that much money because he was heavily in debt.
What motive did Dr Roylott have for committing the crime?
Dr. Roylett’s motive was money. His wife’s will stated that the total income they would get from her estate would be 100 pounds. Due to the fact that agriculture prices had fallen, the estate was now worth about 750 pounds.
How does Dr Roylott speak to Holmes?
Roylott speaks to Holmes in a rude and threatening manner. He screams at Holmes, calling him a scoundrel and warning him not to meddle in his affairs.
How does Dr Roylott die?
Roylott is killed with his own weapon and as Holmes puts it, “Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another” (309). Roylott is a victim of karma, but he is not only being punished for killing his niece.
What does the snake symbolize in the Speckled Band?
The snake in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” represents the moral depravity to which the Roylott family has been reduced. The Roylott family has been in decline for some time, but it’s only now that a family heir has stooped to murder, the ultimate evil.
What is the mystery in the Speckled Band?
In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” Sherlock Holmes investigates the case of a young bride-to-be whose sister was murdered. Helen Stoner’s sister died shortly before her wedding and Helen suspects that their stepfather, Roylott, is the culprit. Helen now worries for her own safety. Holmes agrees to take the case.
Who is the Speckled Band final victim?
Roylott is the final victim in The Adventure of the Speckled Band. In a kind of poetic justice, he is killed by his own snake, the same snake he
What do you think would have happened if Helen had not consulted Holmes?
If she had not consulted Sherlock Holmes she probably would have remained at Stoke Moran. Her sister was killed by the poisonous snake after having heard the strange whistling sound for several nights in a row. Helen relates that her sister indicated this to her shortly before the night she died.
Why does Holmes quickly suspects Dr Roylott is the criminal in the Speckled Band?
Holmes is on to Dr. Roylott almost from the start. Once he finds out that Roylott is a convicted criminal, convicted for homicide, no less, he suspects that he had something to do with the death of Helen Stoner’s sister Julia.
Is Stoke Moran a real place?
The county of Surrey is located south and southwest of London. The town of Leatherhead, mentioned later by Miss Stoner, is a bit more than 20 miles from Baker Street. There is no town called Stoke Moran, but there is a Stoke D’Abernon a few miles from Leatherhead.