The hound of baskervilles Essay

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The Hound of Baskervilles
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Hound of Baskervilles is a fictional mystery written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The
Hound of Baskervilles was first published into book form in nineteen hundred twenty-seven
by Liberty Weekly. Being one of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries The Hound of Baskervilles,
is a very well known book.

The setting of The Hound of Baskervilles is very significant to the story. Set in the
seventeenth century in London then moving to a suburb of London, Devonshire, where the
mystery begins. Sherlock Holmes and Watson live in London, and run their private detective
agency from London. They live in a very nice area of the city, and most people there are
quite wealthy. Sherlock Holmes and Watson are both kind of loners, and they don't have any
family. One of the other characters Sir Henry Baskerville, who is coming to London to
claim the estate of his deceased uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville, has family in the United
States where he has lived his whole life. Sir Henry Baskerville has come to London to
claim the estate that was left to him by his uncle who died of "fright." The mystery
begins to evolve when Sherlock Holmes finds a cane in his home and does not know who it
belongs to. A man by the name of Dr. Mortimer comes to claim the cane, but he also came
with a job for Sherlock Holmes and Watson. He has reason to believe that Sir Charles
Baskerville was murdered, and that Sir Henry is next. He has a document that talks of the
Hound of Baskervilles, which is supposed to the be the thing behind the murders, because
it doesn't want anyone living on the Baskerville Hall.

Sherlock Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville, being the main characters and protagonists, are
"round" or well developed. Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve the mystery of the "Hound of
Baskervilles," and keep Sir Henry safe. Sir Henry doesn't believe he is in any danger, but
that will change. "The Hound of Baskervilles," the antagonist, is the mystery behind the
murder of Sir Charles and causes many difficulties for Sherlock and Watson, in solving the
murder. The stock or supporting characters are Dr. Mortimer and Cecil. Dr. Mortimer is the
most important stock character, because he helps Watson and Sherlock Holmes in solving the
mystery. Selden is the "flat" character because he is an escaped convict, who is thought
to be the one behind the murders, but then ends up being murdered by the "Hound."

These characters are revealed through the plot. Set in Devonshire, London Sherlock Holmes
and Watson are working hard to solve the mystery of "the Hound of Baskervilles." The main
plot is the fact that they don't know the real identity of the hound and solving the
mystery. The main episode of the plot is when the hound kills Selden the escaped convict,
which leaves Sherlock and Watson without a suspect anymore. The main conflict of the plot
is when Sherlock Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville find out that Sir Henry has more family
in Devonshire, Stapleton and Cecil, at first they do not know that they are family, but he
finds that out toward the end of the story. The climax of the plot is when Holmes,
Mortimer, and Stapleton go into a mine to find evidence, but a cave-in almost trapped
Holmes, which was probably planned. The outcome of the plot is when Holmes kills the hound
just before it tries to kill Sir Henry and they find out that it is just a regular dog
wearing a mask. The ending of the story is surprised because Sir Henry is beginning to
fall in love with Cecil, but he then finds out that she hates him and is a decedent of Sir
Hugo Baskerville, and they are related. He also finds out that Cecil and Stapleton want
control of the Baskerville Hall, so they used the legend of the hound kill of the family,
so they could inherit the estate.

The tone of the book is very suspenseful, because you never know what is going to happen
next, and it keeps you interested throughout the book. The foreshadowing is tragic because
people keep getting murdered, and they are having a hard time finding out why. I believe
that this really could happen, because when people don't get what they want they will do
just about anything to get it.
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