The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles Introduction The Hound of the Baskervilles is a traumatic and adventurous story about a legend that comes with the birth right of the Baskerville family. The story both begins and ends with tragedy. The story firstly begins with the death of Sir Charles Baskerville and a cunning and eccentric detective. Sherlock Holmes is thought of as a highly mannered but stubborn man whom is willing to get to the bottom of any case. “Watson examines a mysterious cane left in the office by an unknown visitor, and Holmes sits with his facing his friend. Holmes asks Watson what he makes of it, and Watson declares that his friend must “have eyes in the back of [his] head,” since he saw what he was doing. Holmes then admits that he saw Watson’s reflection in the coffee service, providing to Watson and us that he is an astute observer.” This shows that Mr Holmes is an honest man. As the story continues the reader finds that there is believed to be a curse within the Baskerville family. In this essay I am going to be looking into this story and pointing out ten key areas: Baskerville legend Death of sir Charles Arrivals at the Hall Views of the Locals Barrymore of the window Discovery of Sherlock Death of the convict Waiting for Sir Henry Attack on Sir Henry Death of Stapleton Sir Hugo, is described in the legend as “a wild propane and godless man.” This suggests that his inhumanity and “evil” make him potentially a viable enemy who will stop at nothing. It is Sir Hugo that sets the scene for the setting. Sir Hugo uses his power and Baskerville hall as a prison for the young girl. She manages to escape by, “the aid of the growth of ivy which covered the south walk.” The ivy indicated the age and wildness of the hall a... ... middle of paper ... ...askerville” follows the traditional structure of a Victorian tale, with all the stereotypical characters, and all is resolved at the end of the novel. However, we do not know what happens to Stapleton in the end. We presume that he gets lost in the Grimpen mire and dies, but the author does not tell us what actually happens to him, to end the novel in suspense. This would be a change from the usual, so would entertain the Victorian audience. “Stapleton never reached that island refuge…sucked him in, this cold and cruel-hearted man is forever buried.” It is as if the countryside is a character in its own right, the moor gave birth to Stapleton’s scheme but it also took it away. The land is unsafe, walking alone is ainsane idea. “Holmes sank to his waist as he stepped from the path…had we not been there to drag him out he could never have set foot upon firm land again.”

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