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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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...Baskervilles” presents a story about an old noble family that has been faced by a challenge. There was a huge black hound-like beast that sort after and killed any member of the Baskerville family who went to live at the Baskerville estate. Sir Charles Baskerville is the latest victim reclaimed by the creature just before the story commence. Henry, who was to inherit the estate, was planning to move in. The story revolves around trying to find a solution against the mysterious creature, possibly by killing it. The tone of this story varies considerably. Imagery and choice of words otherwise called diction have been... The Use of Images and Diction in Creating Tone Doyle Arthur’s “The Hound of the...
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Conan Doyles The Hound of the Baskervilles
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...Baskervilles" Although Arthur Conan Doyle was a believer in the psychic and the supernatural himself, his famous creation, the detective Sherlock Holmes is a staunch rationalist. "The Hound of the Baskervilles", one of the greatest stories of detection through scientific reasoning, is like a gothic novel with modern overtones. Sherlock Holmes refuses to believe that a supernatural agency was behind the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, although public opinion favors something other than natural as the cause of death . The ancient 'legend' of the evil squire and the hell hound corroborates the general opinion. Although... "There Stood a Foul Thing Reason Versus Fantasy in Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the...
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Importance of Setting to the Hound of the Baskervilles
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...Baskervilles A novel’s setting is a crucial aspect, since it forms the foundation uponwhich the plot is developed. The setting also plays a significant role in creating the sensation or atmosphere that is intended by the author. In Arthur Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, the atmosphere is characterized by attributes which conform to those of a detective at work. The novel, therefore, has a mystic and scary sensation, which is intended to build the reader’s tension and excitement thus making this literary work intriguing. Establishment of an appropriate atmosphere is vital in creating a convincing story; as illustrated by Doyle’s novel’s three... ? Importance of Setting to the Hound of the...
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Intelligence through the Meeting of the Rational and the Supernatural in Doyles (1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles
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...Baskervilles 31 April 2013 Is it possible to marry the occult and the rational to find out what is real and what is true? The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1901) tries to answer this question, as Sherlock Holmes investigates the contest between the rational and the occult. As a man of science, Mortimer should not believe in superstition, but seeing the tracks of a large hound near his dead patient and friend’s body, Charles Baskerville, influences him to lose some faith in rationality. Holmes, nevertheless, focuses on the facts and in finding the human culprit... of the Baskerville curse. This paper studies the tension between the supernatural and the...
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Assignment Title: Starting with a discussionof Chapter 14, identify and explore the range of narrative techniques used in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' to engage the reader
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...Baskervilles to engage the reader. Although the short novel The Hound of the Baskervilles celebrates the exploits of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, the story is told indirectly, through the somewhat biased eyes of his assistant Watson. This allows the hero to remain at a distance to the main plot, and even, at one point, enter the action in a surreptitious way that surprises both Watson and the reader. In some ways Conan Doyle plays with the reader by presenting things through the pedantic and annoying filter of Watson, because everyone, including Watson is trying... to figure out a) what is actually happening in the action and c) what is going on in Holmes’ mind. The narrative of...
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Discuss how Doyle goes about maintaining suspense in The Hound of the Baskervilles. You should consider how the plot is structured as well as whether the author succeeded in keeping your interest
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...Baskervilles Doyle Success in Maintaining Suspense – The Hound ofthe Baskervilles Doyle is believed to be the major individual novelist who introduced the aspect of mystery writings throughout England that inspired other authors to him. Published in 1901, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great masterpiece based on the mystery and continued suspense that makes the audience tend to learn more of the outcomes of the proceedings within the novel. The beginning of the story depicts an ancient legend of a ghostly hound that is portrayed to haunt the Baskerville family for all generations. Upon the death of Sir Charles Baskerville that occurs under... Doyle Success in Maintaining Suspense – The Hound of the...
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1.Discuss how Doyle goes about maintaining suspense in The Hound of the Baskervilles. You should consider how the plot is structured as well as whether the author succeeded in keeping your interest
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...Baskervilles s Introduction The Houndof the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle starts with a mystery. The Baskerville family is being haunted by ghosts for quite some time. After the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry, who is one of his descendants takes over the ownership of the Baskerville estate. Henry receives a warning letter asking him to stop being involved in the estate. Sir Henry then requests Sherlock Holmes to carry out an investigation of the mystery. In the process, various mysteries are to be solved. From here, Watson and Holmes attempt to investigate the cause of the mysterious events. To that effect, the story combines... How Suspense is maintained in The Hound of the...
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Summary
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...Baskervilles is an intriguing movie, Hugo Baskerville plays a key role in the movie, he kills a young girl in the movie. Initially she is successful in escaping but he finds her and kills her but he does not survive for too long as he also gets killed by a mysterious force. Sherlock Holmes is a very popular novel and there have been several movies that have been made and there are quite a few similarities between the novel and the movie. The Hound of the Baskervilles is a classic thriller and it forces the audience to be on their edge of their seats, it is exciting; it is more like going on an adventure. There is a family curse which plays a significant role... Client’s 8 October The Hound of the...
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...Baskervilles in relation to Twenty Rules for writing Detective Stories The Hound of the Baskervilles isa criminal book written by Conan Doyle published in 1902. It talks about a mad dog that supposedly haunts a family, a ghost that has done so for many years. Starring Sherlock Holmes, the master of solving crimes, the book attempts to investigate the mystery surrounding the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. In the end, Holmes manages to solve the crime, portraying jack as the killer and the mastermind behind the ‘ghostly’ happenings. According to Van Dine’s rules of writing detective stories, both the detective and the readers of the story should have equal opportunities... for solving the...
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Compare and Contrast
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...Baskervilles” and the movie “Sherlock Holmes” are compared, then one can find many different shades in the characters that are portrayed. Similarity When the two characters of Sherlock Holmes, from the television serial “The Hound of The Baskervilles” and the movie “Sherlock Holmes,” played... if he does not get outlet to his genius. For example, in absence of work, he is shown living inside his apartment in darkness, with the curtains drawn, for three months. Most of the times, Watson is shown bringing him out of his isolation and helping him to live a ‘normal’ life. No such abnormal behavior is displayed by Brett’s character. In this way, more differences than similarities are found in...
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Literary Devices
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...Baskervilles.” The author develops a ghostly, unnatural, and a supernatural mood right from the onset of the literature. For example, Dr. Mortimer is portrayed as acting in unnatural ways – for example, in his attempt to unveil the mysterious curse. This expresses a mood of ghostly nature to enhance suspense, as it is not human to be luminous (Doyle 11). Doyle (24) says, “There stood a foul thing, a great black beast, shaped like a hound” The foul thing is included to draw a fearful mood, to enhance the suspense. “To take on the father of evil himself would be too ambitious…you must admit the footprint was material (Doyle 37).” This line seeks... Literary Devices Literary devises are tools used to...
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Discussion questions
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...Baskerville Hall and the moor with Gothic elements The perspective of the film in light with architecture is to bring out the elements of the gothic revival period that signified the lives of masters and their servants. Thus, the role of architecture in this gothic film is to contribute to the title and depict the relationship of different people on the moor. It also affects the narrative in the sense that the dwellers of the mansion and the clumped buildings are clearly interrelated (Cushing, Morell and Christopher, 1). Among the characters in the film are Sir Hugo Baskerville and the daughter of one of the servants that are abused in a cruel manner... . They influence the activities and plot...
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Cause/ Effect : Learning Strategies (Study Strategies)
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...Baskervilles. Oftentimes, engaging oneself with tangential information can help the learner to approach the topic or subject matter in a new and distinct way. The second time I performed this technique was when I did a great deal of background research on the life and personal attributes of Thomas Edison before composing a response essay to the topic of 20th century inventions. In this way, the oftentimes idealized way in which people hold Thomas Edison was quickly removed and the flawed and deeply arrogant man beneath was clearly seen. Furthermore, by seeking out the background issues, I was able... ? Section/# 3 Effective Learning Strategies Although every should draw on a host of different effective...
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Silver blaze by Arthur Conan Doyle
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...Baskervilles. In Silver Blaze, Sherlock Holmes embarks on a holiday by visiting his old mate Sir Baskerville. Unfortunately, his vacation comes to an end when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson abruptly find themselves entwined in a double –murder mystery. At this point, the two are compelled to go and find Professor Robert Moriarty and the horse-Silver Blaze that is supposed to appear in a horse race and bring the offenders to book. Sherlock Holmes... Silver Blaze Silver Blaze is a mystery film that is directed by Thomas Bentley. The movie stirs Arthur Wontnre as Sherlock Holmes, Ronald Shiner as Simpson the stable Boy and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson. In the United States the film is known as Murder at the...
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Silver Blaze by Arthur Conan Doyle
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...Baskervilles. In Silver Blaze, Sherlock Holmes embarks on a holiday by visiting his old mate Sir Baskerville. Unfortunately, his vacation comes to an end when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson abruptly find themselves entwined in a double –murder mystery. At this point, the two are compelled to go and find Professor Robert Moriarty and the horse-Silver Blaze that is supposed to appear in a horse race and bring the offenders to book. Sherlock Holmes... Silver Blaze Silver Blaze is a mystery film that is directed by Thomas Bentley. The movie stirs Arthur Wontnre as Sherlock Holmes, Ronald Shiner as Simpson the stable Boy and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson. In the United States the film is known as Murder at the...
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Tension and Atmosphere in Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Selected Short Stories
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...Baskervilles, sales pitched high to its peak. Holmes’ popularity gained fame and more so even after Conan Doyle’s death in 1930. Holmes’ popularity is an inherent upshot of Conan Doyle’s varied techniques of building up his character. In all three detective fictions, Conan Doyle started with the characterization of the central figure, Holmes through the eyes of Dr. Watson. In first person narrative, Watson, the physician was set to describe Holmes persona. Being a man of medicine, he is the perfect foil to Holmes the hero because the objective nature of his job prepares him for the unbiased... Tension and Atmosphere in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Selected Short Stories Webbing around language in first...
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Short Stories
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...Baskervilles, sales pitched high to its peak. Holmes' popularity gained fame and more so even after Conan Doyle's death in 1930. Holmes' popularity is an inherent upshot of Conan Doyle's varied techniques of building up his character. In all three detective fictions, Conan Doyle started with the characterization of the central figure, Holmes through the eyes of Dr. Watson. In first person narrative, Watson, the physician was set to describe Holmes persona. Being a man of medicine, he is the perfect foil to Holmes the hero because the objective nature of his job prepares him for the unbiased... Tension and Atmosphere in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Selected Short Stories Webbing around language in first...
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