Hound Of The Baskervilles Analysis

Imagine being chased in a forest by a vicious, bloodthirsty mutt. You are scared to death thinking it is hot on your trails. You take many precautions to protect yourself, just to learn that there was no dog in the first place.... What is really going on?
The answer is explained in The Hound of the Baskervilles, which is the third Sherlock Holmes novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Published in 1902, this story continues the adventures of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson in an old version of London. Sherlock Holmes is an extremely brilliant man with a gift of noticing even the slightest details. Although he is a very talented man, his rational way of thinking makes him seem cold hearted and sometimes
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For example, while Sherlock is describing the different solutions to a problem he says, “snap goes our third thread, and we end where we began.... I tell you, Watson, this time we have got a foeman who is worthy of our steel” (Doyle). In this particular quotation, he describes each of the possibilities as a thread. The author is also able to describe the setting with many adjectives, so that it is as if the reader is really in a dusty old apartment or a foggy, eerie, swamp. Doyle’s writing can be said to be powerful and compelling, able to set the standard to what a true detective story should look …show more content…
Unfortunately, this book isn’t for everyone. It has a very old tone to it because of the Gothic-style mystery. This may bore some younger readers or just anyone who is not used to reading books from this era. Sherlock is also not as relatable as other heroes because of his immense knowledge and sociopathic ways. Additionally this book is “good for your mental health and your relationships with others” because it really makes the reader think and feel bad for the antagonist even if the character is horrible (Dovey 3). The bottom line is that The Hound of the Baskervilles is a very well written novel, with plenty of suspense and action to make a person want to read it over and over again. I highly recommend that a person should read this novel sometime during his or her life, just to get a taste of what a great detective story is like. Those who get extremely absorbed in the book, like me, will have their hearts racing throughout the story. It is such a hard book to put down for anyone who loves “the thrill of the chase”

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