The Hound of the Baskervilles

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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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had an interesting life, full of ups and downs, but regardless, he made himself a man worth remembering. Doyle was born on May 22nd in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This town had an eerie atmosphere, providing inspiration for the setting of The Hound.
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She is seen as a damsel in distress who needs saving from her husband. Additionally, as a women she is portrayed as unfaithful for falling in love with Sir Henry, whilst already being married to Mr. Stapleton. To finish, because Doyle was white and therefore was more privilege, he looked down on women as a whole. He was strongly opposed to women’s rights. (“ACD”). He showed no respect for them, especially in his novels. He believed that men were the superior sex, and that women were weak. Additionally, he was objectected to women’s suffrage, and refused to help women earn the vote.

Many people in Doyle’s life served as muses for characters in the book “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” His inspirations said characters originate from his eccentric professor, Dr. Bell; from his experience working as a surgeon in Africa; and becoming a certified doctor. “One of his teachers was Dr. Joseph Bell, whose skill in diagnosing illness had sharpened his powers of observation and reasoning. As a result Bell could, while diagnosing a patient's illness, accurately read clues to his or her background and personality as well. Bell's unusual ability made a lasting impression on Doyle, who modeled some of Holmes' deductive powers on his teacher's example” (“Arthur Conan Doyle”). Bell could accurately determine facts from simple charts, with minimal clues provided. Similar to Bell, Sherlock
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