Theme Of Greed In 'The Hound Of The Baskerville'

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Honestly, greed is the one thing that everyone in the world has in common. Greed can cause the people around them to get hurt really bad. In the story of The Hound of the Baskerville, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle develops the theme of greed is a powerful motivator. In The Hound of the Baskerville, a mystery story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, displays the effects of the greed by causing Hugo to be selfish, letting Mr. Stapleton have everything that he wants, and causing Mr. Stapleton to be jealous of Sir Henry. First, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle displays the effect of the greed by causing Hugo to be selfish. Hugo Baskerville caused the curse of the Baskerville family because he kidnapped a girl and locked her up in his house. For example, “When they had brought her to the Hall the maiden was placed in an upper chamber, while Hugo and his friends sat down to a long carouse, as was their nightly custom,”(7). This emphasizes shows that Hugo is evil, cruel, and selfish because he locks her up in a room. It also shows that Hugo is greedy because Hugo loves the lady and he just can’t kidnap the girl because she doesn’t like him because of “his evil name,” (7). For instance, “Whereat Hugo ran from the house, crying to his grooms that they should saddle his mare and unkennel the pack, and giving the hounds a kerchief of the maid’s, he swung…show more content…
In The Hound of the Baskerville, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle displays the effects of the greed by causing Hugo to be selfish, letting Mr. Stapleton have everything that he wants, and causing Mr. Stapleton to be jealous of Sir Henry. Finally, greed has to do with wanting lots of money or material wealth, but it doesn’t necessarily only relates to money. Greed can be for anything but is most likely for food, money, possessive, power, fame, or status. Never be greedy because it can mess up your whole life like Mr. Stapleton and

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