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Foreshadowing in The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Foreshadowing Examples in The Adventure of the Speckled Band:
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
"slip your revolver into your pocket...." See in text (The Adventure of the Speckled Band)
By bringing Watson’s revolver into the narrative, Doyle evokes the dramatic principle of “Chekhov’s gun.” As Anton Chekhov famously wrote, “If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there.” Look for the resolution to the tension of the revolver.