Compare and Contrast the UC and the LC in “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles” demonstrated the differences between the upper class and the lower class and even between those people who were in the same class as each others at the end of the 19th century in England. Beside those differences, there were also some similarities between the two classes. In this essay, I will analyse how they are alike and different in some main aspects such as the belief in the curse, the relationship to the law, their mysterious actions, and especially the subjugation between people in the same class. First, I’m going to talk about the belief in the curse. Without this idea, the book would have never published. In this story, those people who were in the lower class all believed in the curse, the greatest part were peasant. They were scared of the sacred hound. The legend about the dog obsessed them. Maybe it was because they had little knowledge so they believe in all the rumors. By the way, some of the upper class were believed in the curse somehow, but almost all of them did not. Of course, Sherlock Holmes, Dr.Watson, and some others did not believe it, but sir Henry. First he did not believe about it. He intended to find out all the dark behind the legend about the hound that haunted the Baskervilles. As time passed by, he progressively changed his mind. Another person from the upper class who was really scared of the hound was sir Charles. He was so superstitious and panic that he chose the way to leave Baskervilles Hall. But in the end, he died right after he saw the big hound; he died because of the heart attack, because of the fear of being haunted by the big hound. In other word, both the upper class and lower class had the same fear but with differrent viewpoints. While the lower cl... ... middle of paper ... ...could not work out problems by himself. Of course, they were in the same class, the upper class, but in different positions obviously. Another example is about Mr. Barrymore. He was a weak man who saw his wife crying but could not help. He could not protect his beloved one. Why? The answer is because he was victimized by his wife’s brother also! Anyway, he did his best. Throughout the novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, we can see and understand the differences and similarities between the upper class and the lower class at the beginning of 19th century in England. This essay gives you details about how these two classes were alike and different by analyzing the main aspects about the belief in the curse, the responsibility and discrimination to the law, the dubious actions, and especially the subjugation between people in the same class but different position.

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