Similarities And Differences Between Hound Of The Baskervilles Book And Movie

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Hound of the Baskervilles book vs. movie Directly from 221B Baker Street in London, England comes Sherlock Homes, a world famous detective who, with his partner Dr. John Watson, tackles many mystery cases. One case the duo tackles is The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and became so popular, a film directed by David Attwood appeared in 2002 under the same name. . The two works of art tell the same exact story, but the movie differs vastly in the plot, characters, and many other aspects. The differences between the movie and book do not affect the outcome, rather only change many fates and actions of the characters during the entirety of the movie. In the book, Sir Henry receives a letter where the words …show more content…
During Dr. John Watson’s visit in the book he hears a women crying and someone roaming the estate building at night. Sir Henry also hears both noises and the duo sleuths around at night, eventually catching Barrymore with a candle at a window. The window has a clear view of the moor, where a small light is flashing. Watson and Henry interrogate Barrymore before Ms. Barrymore arrives and tells the duo that, “My unhappy brother is starving on the moor” (134) revealing that the convict is the brother of Ms. Barrymore. With this information, Watson and Henry travel onto the moor in hopes of catching this convict. On the moor, they both hear the ghastly howl of a hound and Watson sees a man standing out on the tor. In the film, Dr. Watson and Sir Henry hear the noises in the house and follow a figure with a candle to a dead-end, but a secret passage way is revealed and Barrymore is caught in action. As the duo questions Barrymore, his wife comes to his rescue and tells them that Barrymore sends out signals nightly because he is having an affair. Later, as Sir Henry enters the kitchen, he spots the convict, Selden, stealing chicken and other food. Selden charges at Henry before jumping out of the nearby window. Hearing the commotion, Watson runs into the kitchen and sprints outside with Sir Henry. Selden is then seen in the distance running away. It …show more content…
In the book, it is stated that Hugo Baskerville is in love with a farmer’s daughter, so he kidnaps and imprisons the girl. However, she escapes and Hugo sprinted after his love. Later, a search party found both dead, the girl from fright and Hugo had his throat torn out with a hound standing over his corpse, before it vanished into the night. “Hugo came to love the daughter of a yeoman… stole and carried off the maiden…found the cage empty” (14.) In the film, Hugo Baskerville has a wife that he beats because he believes she is having an affair with a neighbor. Hugo pursers her across the moor before violently beating her to death. But, Hugo did not realize that his wife’s hound had been following the two of them and fatally attacks Hugo as Hugo stabs the hound. The hound’s ghost has since haunted the Baskerville family. The change in the legend was probably made to show that the hound could still be alive because in this quote, “[The legend is] in the time the Great Rebellion [with] Lord Clarendon” (13) The Great Rebellion was around 1642, so the hound could not have survived three hundred years. But, a ghost can live for all entirety, so the legend and hound could actually still be alive during the time of Sir Charles and

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