Compare And Contrast The Hound Of The Baskervilles Book And Movie

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Book vs. Movie
In Victorian England lies one of the greatest authors in the mystery genre, the father of the detective story, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles, one of his best works, was written in 1902. It is in the perspective of Dr. Watson, who is working along with Mr. Sherlock Holmes to try and solve the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. However, in 2002, one hundred years later, David Atwood directed a BBC adaptation of this great work of mystery.The spinoff of the one hundred year old book used a lot of the same plot ideas, but had some major and minor differences. The Hound of the Baskervilles book and movie are similar and different in the ways of
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The foreshadowing in the book is very blatant and gives very clear hints to what is going to happen later on. The howling on the moor when stapleton and Dr. Watson are walking on the moor (98) shows that something could possibly happen with this creature that is howling. Also, the warning letter that Mrs. Stapleton sends to Sir Henry Baskerville that reads “ As you value your life of reason, keep away from the moor.” (43), shows that something could possibly happen to Sir Henry in the future. The suspicious behavior of Mr and Mrs. Barrymore and the “sister” of Stapleton and Stapleton himself foreshadow that they may or may not have something to do with something later on the book. These examples of foreshadowing in the book are also quite similar to those in the movie. Howling on the moor, the warning note, and suspicious behavior are all similar to the book. Although this ways are similar, it could have possibly difficult for Atwood to pull it off because you don’t want to give away everything and you want to keep the watcher engaged. Because of the ways that both the movie and the book achieve foreshadowing, this is one of the aspects that make the two quite

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