Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859. His mother Mary Doyle regularly read to him which is where he began his own love of books. Some years after graduating from college in 1876 he began writing. His first Sherlock Holmes book was “A Study in Scarlet”, written in 1887. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” was written in 1902.
Most often, people have an image in their mind when they think of detectives, whether the image is a man in a trench coat holding a magnifying glass, a beloved childhood character like Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, or the classic Victorian detective. While all of these may hold true, one specific person comes to mind at the mention of a detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Along with images of detectives come preconceived ideas of what a detective or mystery novel should be or what it should contain. Within the genre, numerous authors have stood out among the others and set their own standard for these works of literature. In The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Doyle employs juxtaposed settings, descriptive imagery, and the symbolism that each convey to establish an immense attention to detail which maximizes the effectiveness of his writing in the genre of detection in this classic Sherlock Holmes story.
I, Sherlock Holmes, have come upon a new case, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dr. Watson and I will be interviewing people to find out what is hanging around the Baskervilles and what killed Sir Charles Baskerville. So far all we have is an old manuscript from 1742 given to us by Dr. Mortimer that tells us about a giant hound lying in the moor killing anybody that steps foot in there, but I believe there is more to this case.(pg.15-18)
The classic mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes, features a murder-mystery detective Sherlock Holmes, and his army doctor colleague Dr. John Watson. The story revolves around the main character, Sherlock Holmes, and his unique method to solving crimes. The story is mainly all about Sherlock and his abilities, which then rises the question about the importance of the character of Dr.Watson, both to the chaarcter of Sherlock Holmes, and towards the readers.
Suddenly, a low sound seems to ring through each of our ears, a moaning howl that I heard that I heard on the moor that afternoon with Stapleton. Sir Henry keeps questioning the sound and wondering what the locals say about that sound, but I try to change the subject, finally admitting that it is the howl of the Hound of the Baskervilles. As Sir Henry starts to sound very superstitious about the Hound, we spot Selden just as he seems to realize that he has been found. He took off and ran across the moor, and we chased after him we realized that he had too much of a head start. Standing on the moor, I gaze out into the distance on the moor and spot another tall figure of another man outlines against the moor. But then, a split second later, the man was gone. I am quite interested in who the tall figured man out on the moor was, and who might've been helping Selden. And why Stapleton acts so strange at times, but then covers it up and is all normal again. They are many suspects that I have thought up and a lot of mystery going on at this time Holmes, I wish you were here to investigate along with me. I will check in with you soon with much more information I
While Watson is our narrator he does a good job on the case helping on anything to make himself feel like he is helping on the case. Sherlock lets him believe that he is right and is on the right track. Making him feel good with backhanded compliments he makes a great narrator for people that are not at picking up on clues as easily and/or quickly because we as readers are probably not good at that either. Watson our narrator of the story Hound of the Baskervilles was the best fit for the job of telling us the story from his point of view and lets the reader get all of the info that is necessary so the mystery doesn't become jumbled up. It is important that he was chosen for this role if it was Sherlock it would have been harder to keep up
supernatural. The majority of the book is dominated by people either believing that there is a giant hound that committed murders of a human did. Dr. Holmes is one of the strong believers in naturalism. He refuses to believe that there is a curse of Baskerville and that there is no giant hound responsible for the murders. He exams every set of clues that point to a logical real world solution. Although he still keeps the supernatural explanation tucked away behind his real life scenarios. Holmes keeps the supernatural explanation as a last case scenario. Holmes uses his intellectual' faith and logic, for examining facts to find the answers. He questions everyone who believes in the myth the same questions “What does it eat?” “Where does it hide?” and “Why do we never hear bark or bay?” Watson on the other hand believes that there is a curse and that a giant hound is out there. He uses evidence around to back up his belief in the hound. Throughout the story the common folk are the ones who goulole enough believe in the supernatural. While men like Mortimer and Sir Henry have their doubts about the legend. In the end the common man ends up looking like a fool for believing in the hound. The Hound of Baskervilles themes stress the importance of believing in the supernatural and not but also the social hierarchy in nineteenth century
Analyse the use of Dr Watson as the narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles
The book The Hound Of The Baskerville was written in 1901. The novel was published in serial form from 1901 to 1902. It has proved to be a great success even today and is considered by some Sherlock Holmes scholars to be Doyle’s best work. It has inspired more than twenty film and television reinterpretations, made in diverse places such as Germany, Australia, Canada, the United States, and also the United Kingdom. The most recent such reinvention of this story can be seen in the BBC series Sherlock, although this is in fact very much different from the original novel.
The ending of The Hound of the Baskervilles is not how one would expect a regular novel to end, however, since the beginning of the story started in the same way, the ending was somewhat expected. The story’s expectations are all resolved in the last chapter as we are given explanations for all of the unanswered questions we have gathered over the course of the story as well as gaining some more knowledge on some of the characters, such as Stapleton. We learn his real name is actually Rodger Baskerville and had before lived in South America. Once the case of the hound has been solved, it makes sense to end it with just Holmes and Watson talking, because it gives the reader the perspective that they have now returned to their “normal life” and
The novel The Hound of the Baskervilles is written by a British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1859. Following “nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, where he received a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success” (Doyle 1). Doyle’s financial letdown in Southsea created a need for an alternative way for him to generate profit, so he became an author. In the first of his many stories A Study in Scarlet, Doyle brings Sherlock Holmes to life; he is a detective and the protagonist of the story. Doyle’s inspiration and idea for an observant detective came from Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary. Dr. Bell
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle utilizes many detail-oriented literary elements to develop the many adventures of the famous fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, John Watson. Long winded description and complex vocabulary are infused into Doyle’s writing to accentuate Holmes’s great intelligence. By incorporating such a heavy, educated tone upon the mysteries, the tales of Sherlock Holmes are expressed as very complicated stories that challenge readers in comprehension as well as encourage curiosity through puzzling cases.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle utilizes literary elements such as dialogue, tone, vocabulary, a different format of narration and perspective, along with chronology to construct the adventures of the eminent fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson. The creative use of dialogue assists in telling the story fluently and vividly, while a suspenseful and occasionally humorous tone maintains interest from case to case. Long winded descriptions and complex vocabulary are infused into Doyle’s writing to fit his knowledgeable characters as well as fuse them into the setting of traditional Britain. Lastly, these features are accompanied by both Holmes and Watson’s different perspectives alongside each other. the tales of
The aim of research in the entitled is Conflict analysis in sherlock holmes novel “the hound of the baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The goal of study is to know what are the conflict in this novel. To analyze the conflict in this novel, will use the structural approach. The structural approach is an approach the assuming literary work as made of several elements such as character, characterization, setting, plot, point of view and theme. The author use qualitative research method to analyze the conflict, and the population that use in this research is all the story in the novel “the hound of the baskervilles, the author will collect the data by reading that novel and then will explain what are the conflict in that novel by