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The Hound Of Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Essay

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Matthew Le
Mr. Gorden
Advanced Composition
11/14/2016
Crime is as old as humanity itself, and the first crime committed by man according to Christianity is that of Cain killing Abel. Throughout the recorded history, the human past is significantly littered with criminal activities including mass murder, wars, and genocides. Moreover, beginning the 18th century, historians have pointed at new forms of crimes that target specific groups of people like a particular ethnicity or family (Cassell, Mitchell, and Edwards, pp. 59–103). Thus, in his book “The Hound of Baskervilles,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle attempts to exploit the theme of crime through the application of the modern perspective of crime investigation and prevention by enlisting the expertise of crime detectives. From “The Hound of Baskervilles,” it is evident that the war against crime can only be won when there is a combination of public cooperation and keen analysis of evidence by the crime detection unit (Bunker, pp. 129–137).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle begins his book with a small mystery when Dr. Watson Sherlock Holmes speculate on the owner of a walking stick that had been left in their office by an unidentified visitor. Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer, the owner of the cane, wowing Watson with his supreme observation power (Arthur, pp. 10 - 250). The plot then shifts to Mortimer entering the office and unveiling the 18th-century manuscript and recounting the myth of the lecherous Hugo
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