Analysis Of Selfish Greed In The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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Selfish Greed “He who is greedy is always in want.” - Horance No matter if something is right or wrong, and no matter if something is necessary, the greedy ones will always want something usually a specific and certain thing, despites the complications and/or the sacrifices someone has to make. Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of The Baskervilles, follows the story of a master detective Sherlock Holmes and his helper Dr. Mortimer, as they go on a hunt to track down and stop the threatening Hound of The Baskervilles, which tries to kill the Baskervilles family line. With the first kill of Sir Charles Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Mortimer do all in their power to try and protect Sir Henry, the of kin, from this monstrous beast that…show more content…
Stapleton’s motive was “to have the estate,” (106). He would do anything and “use any tool or run away risk” to get the land that he wanted, (106). Stapleton would benefit himself even if that meant bringing his family down. He would do anything possible to have his expectation to be matched for his life. To get the plan that Stapleton needed in order to steal the inheritance from his family, was to try to live “near his ancestral home” and to start a “friendship with Sir Henry” and also “with the neighbors, “(106). His major moves were simple to detected when coming down to the truth. Piece by piece and speck by speck, Stapleton would very greedily sneak plans, like making people act like someone that they are not, which establish suspicion between him and the hound or murders. He would very comfortable get used to and fit right into situations very easily and good. He really wanted the estate and goods from his family causing him to go to great length so that he could get…show more content…
Hugo would attempt to do whatever he wanted to get the women that he loved. Hugo met this girl who he “came to love” as she would “ever avoid him” her heart began to fear “his evil name,” (8). She depicted him as he showed great affection towards her, leading him to want her. So he then took actions into his own hand and would do all in his power to kidnap and take the young girl. As “five or six,” men came “down upon the farm,” he “stole the maiden,” (8). Hugo and his friends kidnapped the poor girl because he wanted her to be with him forever. The greed and want for the girl motivated him to do all possible to have her, without any
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