The Hound Of The Baskervilles Essay

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles


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
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As the grown men leave the impression of “screaming” and fear having associated with the moor we are given a furious warning, “caution you to forbear from crossing the moor in these dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted” Which tells us that this setting is both dangerous and a potential trap for those that dare to live there.

Sir Charles’s death was inscrutable “Sir Charles lay on his face, his arms out, his fingers dug into the ground, and features convulsed.” It appears that he has died in a mysterious manner, there is no evidence of a murder but his facial disfigurement shows he may have died due to extreme fear and terror, “there is a gate which leads out onto the moor.” It is perplexing where the body is found. Just beyond the gate on the moor. “Nothing will induce him to go out upon the moor at night.” Tension is increased because it is unknown why Sir Charles came upon the moor. He feared the moor and the legend that came with his family’s name.

The weather sets the mood throughout the scene. “Day had been wet.” It also seems to correlate with the feelings of Sir Charles. “The ground was damp and the night inclement” Sir Charles died an excruciating death and the weather adds tension to the scene.

The scene begins as the entire moor is covered in a mysterious mist that seemed to linger in just one place, this shows that the moor is not a nice place and
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