Essay on Dr Watson as the Narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Analyse the use of Dr Watson as the narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles

In this essay I am going to examine how Dr Watson is used as a narrator during the story of "The Hound of the Baskervilles". I will do this by talking about which character's personality is best suited, their ability at detective work and comparing other points. The novel was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in 1859. The book was published around 1902 and sold many copies. Doyle did not want to write any more stories but when the public started to crave another story, he then went back on his word to write "The Hound Of The
Baskervilles", even though Holmes had been killed by his arch enemy Dr
Moriarty, by falling off a cliff. Arthur
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Meanwhile Watson takes his compliment and is astonished beyond belief.

Two other personality differences are that Holmes is arrogant. "It may be that you are not yourself luminous." This says that Holmes is arrogant because he is praising Watson but at the same time making himself look bright and important. This also shows that Watson is not as clever and helps the readers along with the story, because he asks the same questions the audience would, making him down-to-earth and likeable rather than someone to admire.

He becomes likeable because he is a solid and reliable character.
"Then my reports have all been wasted!" My voice trembled as I recalled the pains and pride with which I had composed them. Holmes took a bundle of papers from his pocket. "Here are your reports, my dear fellow, and very well thumbed, I assure you. I made excellent arrangements, and they area extraordinary difficult case." This shows that Watson is a reliable character because he wrote to Holmes on a regular basis and felt disappointed that his work had been a waste of time. Another useful quote is "My dear fellow, you have been invaluable to me in this as in many other cases" This proves that
Watson has been a solid and very reliable helper over a long period of time. I don't think that Sherlock Holmes would be able to succeed in solving the crimes without Watson, because he helps pointing out simple clues

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