Essay on Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He studied at Stony Hurst as a member of the Society of Jesus which was a religious order founded in the early sixteenth century. He graduated in medicine from Edinburgh in 1881, winning his doctorate in 1885. With his degree, he practised medicine at South Sea in the 1880s as well as other different locations. His literacy career began at the age of twenty, inventing Sherlock Holmes at the age of twenty-six. From moving to London, he transferred the characters Sherlock and his partner …show more content…
Carr told him the stories about ghost hounds and headless riders which encouraged Doyle to write the novel at hand. The story circles around the tale of the horrible curse that has plagued the Baskervilles. The notorious Sherlock Holmes along with his partner John Watson are called in by Dr James Mortimer to solve the case when Sir Charles Baskerville dies of 'fright' brought about by the Hound. By the help of the doctor, a close friend of Sir Charles, Holmes and Watson are told about the Hound and conclude whether it is old folklore or reality.

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There are many elements used in The Hound of the Baskervilles to contribute to the novel and the effect it gives for the reader. The uses of natural and supernatural elements are used in the novel to inform the reader that they could be being led into a natural murder with a logical path of events. On the other hand, they could be led into the supernatural mystery where their scientific or logical reasoning cannot explain the events occurring. It leaves the reader having the wait until the end to find the outcome. The reality of the novel can relate the to the natural element in book, where you will be kept guessing until the end on what and if you think what you hear, or read, is real; is the terrifying hound a figure of imagination or some sort of

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