Graham Greene

Start Free Trial

Why was the Peckham murder regarded as open and shut case? in the story<the case for the defence>

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

In this story, the case of the murder seems to be open and shut.  This means that it is really obvious that the accused is guilty and it will be easy to convict him.

There are two main reasons why this case is going to be so easy.

The first reason is that the accused man, Adams, looks very distinctive.  He has bulging eyes and a very strange physical appearence.  That means it will be hard to mistake someone else for him.

The second reason is that there are 4 witnesses who have all seen him quite clearly in very incriminating circumstances.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team