The Use Setting to Help Create Mystery in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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How does Doyle use setting to help create mystery in The Hound of the

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859. He died in
1893. His first book he published was when he was still a student. In
1885 he married Louise Hawkins. Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in a short novel called "A Study in Scarlet" which was printed in 1887. He continues to write thrilling stories until he realised he wanted to be known not just for Sherlock Holmes but wanted to get involved in other projects. Readers were astonished when Doyle finally killed off the famous detective when he was shoved off a cliff in 1893 by his arch-nemis Professor Moriaty. Thousands of readers made complaints and the once well known …show more content…

Sherlock inspects the letter to find each individual letter has been cut out from the Times Newspaper and stuck on the sheet

"As you value your life or your reason to keep away from the moor".

In contrast with London the countryside, where Baskerville Hall and the Moor are set, it has mystery as well. Like the death of Sir
Charles. The mystery here was that the death of Sir Charles because no-one knows the real cause of his death whether it was natural or supernatural. Conan Doyle creates mystery here by using the weather and other various methods to make the reader imagine the setting. Words like
'grim', 'gloomy', 'foggy' and 'dull' help to make the Moor more of a mysterious atmosphere. Baskerville Hall is an isolated place with few people that live in the same area.

Conan Doyle helps to establish the Hall and the Moor as places of mystery before Watson and Sir Henry gets there because of the information that Doctor Mortimer gives them. He tells them about the death of Sir Hugo:

"Tore the throat out of Hugo Baskerville." He describes what happened on the night. The dangerous hound that killed Sir Hugo.

"A great, black beast, shaped like a hound yet larger then any hound that ever mortal eye had rested upon". Doyle makes links to the past and the present situation. He also relates to past and present:

Doyle employs contrast to intensify the threatening aspect of the
Moor. He contrasts it with

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