Horlock Book And Television Series: Sherlock Book Vs. TV Series

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Sherlock Book vs. TV Series
The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the BBC version The Hounds of Baskerville are two works of art that are mainly telling the same story. There are, however, many differences about the book and the movie. Those differences don’t affect the outcome of the story, but they give less impact to the story. Along with the differences there are many similarities, and those similarities provide confidence that it is the same story. In both the book and the television series, the main character of Watson, Baskerville, and the culprit are three main pieces of the plot that can be heavily contrasted as well as compared.
One of the first places that it is easy to see the differences and similarities
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While Dr. Watson appears good natured towards Holmes despite the psychological defects of the man, John Watson from the BBC episode is more reluctant to just look the other way and forget about Holmes if he is unhappy with the way he is being treated or if he is upset with Holmes for some reason. During the episode “The Hounds of Baskerville,” Holmes makes some pleading remarks as Watson begins to leave him: “‘John? John! You are amazing! You are fantastic!’ ‘Yes, all right. You don't have to overdo it.’ ‘You've never been the most luminous of people, but as a conductor of light, you are unbeatable’” (“Hounds of Baskerville”). In this scene Holmes is begging for Watson to stay with him and be his partner in crime, because Watson could care less about pleasing Holmes, but in the novel by, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the places are almost flipped, as Watson desperately wants to be apart of Holmes’s investigation. Even though …show more content…
Sir Henry Baskerville was made into a wealthy man named Henry Knight, whose father had been killed while he watched. Not only is Sir Henry an actual person, but also his characteristics are completely different from anything Baskerville represents in the BBC episode. In the novel, he is brave and gentlemanly, but he's also a romantic at heart. He quickly falls for Beryl Stapleton and asks to marry her. Sir Henry's warm-heartedness and his confusingly bad treatment from Stapleton make him a favored character that wins a lot of audience’s sympathy and love. On the other hand, in the BBC version, Baskerville is a top-secret military managed lab and weaponry. Even though it is a place and not a person the way it is portrayed in the episode makes it a location that much of the audience fears and dislikes for its eerie history and strange secrets that are hidden within its concrete walls. Although the television series and the book make these two names opposites in characteristics, there are other components that are woven into Baskerville that make them similar. These are spin-offs from the book that were turned into something related. The Grimpen Mire from the book was turned into the Grimpen Minefield, which surrounded the Baskerville military base. Also, Barrymore was a major at Baskerville, and he had inherited the position from his father.

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