In the novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, is confronted with an eerie mystery situated around the fabled Hound of the Baskervilles. They are challenged with many risks and in the end must unearth the mystery before it is too late. Throughout the enigma, Sir Arthur explores the theme of what can happen when one does or does not let themselves be ruled and dominated by fear. In the beginning, Sir Charles fears the mythical hound, and is killed because of it. When Dr. Mortimer, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Watson are discussing the details of the time leading to Sir Charles death and his death. This is depicted when Dr. Mortimer states, ‘“…Sir Charles’s nervous system was strained…so much so…nothing would induce him to go out upon the moor at night…[a] ghastly presence constantly haunted him…”’ (23-24). Furthermore, Sir Charles heart attack was caused by the fear of seeing the hound and when he died, his face was distorted with fear. His fear directly ruled his life through keeping him away from the moor at night and worrying about …show more content…
Watson isn’t fazed by the warning and is not controlled by his fear. Dr. Watson at the time walks to the Stapleton’s house after talking to Mr. Stapleton. Mr. Stapleton’s sister, Beryl, comes to greet Dr. Mortimer when she sees him. When Beryl mistakenly thinks that Dr. Watson is Sir Henry she warns him about the hound. Scare is not instilled within him and he is not ruled by his fear. This is portrayed when Beryl Stapleton states, ‘“But for God’s sake do what I [Beryl Stapleton] ask you. Go back and never set foot upon the moor again [to Dr. Watson].”’ (97). Moreover, Beryl Stapleton out of fear for his safety, but he wasn’t ruled by his fear. He stayed on the moor, and inadvertently showing that he was not controlled by his fear of the hound. Dr. Watson was not ruled by his fear and was not drastically negatively affected by it, as Sir Charles
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The life experiences and writings of the Victorians are peppered with anxiety. External influences such as sweeping change or fear of change can produce unease, as seen in the their anxious attitude toward Darwinism and colonialization, which greatly influenced the political, spiritual, and psychological landscape of nineteenth century England. However, for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll, anxiety springs from an internal source: the human mind and its many urges. For Jekyll, the anxiety is fueled by a desire to set free his evil urges; for Holmes, the catalyst is his proclaimed "boredom" with everyday life. Jekyll and Holmes struggle with their separate anxieties and reach similar solutions. Both the doctor and the detective choose a drug to alleviate their anxiety. The unsuccessful outcomes that these chosen drugs produce speaks to the Victorian notion that anxiety could not be conquered. The people who lived and died under Queen Victoria not only dealt with anxiety in their own lives, but also fortified their literature with it. Doyle's The Sign of Four and Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explore two distinct anxieties and the consequences of using drugs to alleviate them.
Fear in Lord of the Flies In the novel The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, fear. is the cause of all of the problems that take place on the island. At First, the island is thought to be splendid and a paradise, but as the boys' stay on the island increases, so, too, do their fears. The boys soon become afraid of each other and soon after that the boys break up.
“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.
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Dartmoor, England to solve yet another mystery. This time they must determine who’s responsible for Sir Charles’ death, and if the legend of the monstrous hound is a reality. Throughout the novel, the author develops the theme of greed is a powerful motivator through Hugo and Stapleton, both characters wanting power and feeding off their own avarice, whether that means abduction or murder.
In The Lord of the Flies, fear is the cause of all destruction and violence, which leads to savagery, and disobeying of human morals. Throughout the entire book fear is what drives these young innocent boys into savagery, and what also pulls most of them away from expectable human behavior. Without the normal rules of society helping to guide them, they become disoriented with the new surroundings, therefore freighting them into savage ways.
In Hound of the Baskervilles written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Watson have a special type of relationship.In the beginning the reader is shown that Dr.Watson is a foil to Sherlock Holmes.The meaning of “Foil”s a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character.In the book the reader see’s 3 thing that are always memorable.Watson is seen as smart but Holmes will always be seen as a genius,Watson is very open while Holmes is very secretive,and both of them trust each other but as seen that Watson is the one that trust more.Over time the reader can tell that Watson and Holmes are alike but very different which makes them great partners.
In The Hound of the Baskervilles, various factors of Arthur Conan Doyle’s early life, popularity, perspective, and status were all expressed in multiple ways. Spiritualism played an crucial role in his life, greatly impacting his work, specifically “The Hound.” Additionally, his birthplace and upbringing, along with the time period, inveigled his writing. Furthermore, Doyle characterized the people in the story in along with real life scenarios.
According to Serena Davies, a reviewer for BBC One, '“The Hounds of Baskerville” took the most famous of all Sherlock Holmes stories, gave the original title just the smallest of tweaks, then had its wicked way with the rest of the tale,” (Telegraph.co.uk.). Davies is correct because the title might have only been changed by one letter, but the differences in the episode from the novel are mammoth. The episode “The Hounds of the Baskerville” in the series Sherlock produced by BBC is similar to the novel The Hound of the Baskerville because, in both the show and the novel, the monstrous hound is not a real monster, just a normal dog, but the drastic differences including, the setting of the story and the characters make the show more exciting
The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the movie The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by Jeremy Bret are two works of art that are mainly telling the same story. There are, however, many differences about the book and the movie. Those differences don’t affect the outcome of the story, but they give less impact to the story. Along with the differences there are many similarities, and those similarities give you confidence that it is the same story.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Arthur Conan Doyle 's most famous works. The novel is the prime example of a Gothic Detective Story. Written during the first year of the 20th Century, the novel is a reflection of the concerns and issues that were prevalent at the time. The novel incorporates beliefs that were widely popular, including atavism and criminality. Although the novel is viewed as just another addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon, there are deeper philosophical conflicts that reflect the time period in which the novel was written.
Watson is given credit for helping; however Holmes diminishes Watson’s power by mention of his helpfulness only on “occasions”. Watson feeling some discomfort by the comment rises to leave, “I rose to go, but Holmes caught me by the wrist and pushed me back into my chair.” “It is both, or none,” said he. “You may say before this gentleman anything which you may say to me.” (Conan
Themes are what drive a novel to completion and influence the author to write the story. Themes are the main and central idea of the novel and usually can be picked up on quickly. In Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doyle expresses his themes in numerous ways, some of which are subtle, while others are more obvious. The themes in the novel include science versus superstition, appearance versus reality, and trust and betrayal. In Doyle’s time, forensics and criminology sciences were on the rise, proving many myths at the time false. In The Hound of the Baskervilles, some of the characters are easily persuaded by the hound’s appearance, while Sherlock Holmes stands firm in his scientific belief.