The Hound of the Baskervilles Essay

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The Hound of The Baskervilles Analytical Essay In the 1902 published novel ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles’, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author manages to compose one of the most read classics of all time. Doyle has written such a wildly successful novel by using literary techniques in every aspect of his mystery novel. The novel is written in a first person perspective, and if previously unknown, the reader would be surprised to know that it is from the perspective of Sherlock’s companion, Dr John Watson. In the novel, Mr Holmes sends Dr Watson to accompany his latest client, Sir Henry Baskerville, to Devonshire. Sir Henry’s Uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville, has recently died. But the question is; was it murder? The legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles seems to loom over the little town, everyone fears for Sir Henry, as his fate may be the same as his late Uncle’s. The novel questions us; is the hound real? Doyle is able to use literary techniques in their most advanced form. The settings Doyle managed to produce throughout the novel have been described buy using these techniques; leaving the image of his descriptions strong into the readers mind. One of the ways Doyle fashioned these images into the readers mind is through repetition. Throughout the novel Doyle continually uses the word ‘melancholy’ as an underlying description of everything in Devonshire, ‘but to me a tinge of melancholy lay upon the country side,’ ‘in the distance a grey, melancholy hill,’ ‘and the long, low curve of the melancholy moor,’ All three quotes above were from the same chapter, chapter 6; Doyle is using this word as a foundation for describing his novel. The foundation of anything is important, but what makes it fantastic and engaging is everything the foundation is supporting. ‘The wagonette swung around into a side road, and we curved
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