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How does Canon Doyle create atmosphere about suspense in the approach to Baskerville Hall?

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How does Canon Doyle create atmosphere about suspense in the approach to Baskerville Hall? This essay is based on the novel the Hound of Baskervilles. It was written by Canon Doyle. I am going to have a discussion about how he built atmosphere and anticipation into the story. Sir Canon Doyle was a very popular author. He was born in 1859 and died in 1930. During his life he did many things although he is mostly remembered for creating the character 'Sherlock Holmes'. He was a physician and a keen sports player. One of 'Sherlock Holmes' most famous quote was 'Elementary, my dear Watson'. He was so popular with his readers that when Doyle killed his character off in one of his novels the public protested and he had to bring him back. He also made some other novels like 'A study in Scarlet', 'The sign of the Four' and 'The valley of fear?'. This novel is so popular because it has the two most famous characters Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes was very intelligent, smart and scientific. He was instinctive and eccentric. The story was popular because 'The legend' would have appealed to the audience of the time and they believed in the 'Spiritual'. ...read more.


I know this because it says in the text 'Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors. A cold wind swept down from it and set us shivering'. The way this has been described builds up tension into the story because it means that people will be afraid to cross the moor because it is so 'huge' and 'rocky'. This suggests danger because its so big and rocky it can mean that someone might get lost at the moor. Where the author has said 'A cold wind swept down from it and set us shivering' means that the weather on the moor is very bad it is rainy and windy this suggests something negative and it also suggests danger. The surrounding of the moor respects the atmosphere of gloom and doom. It also suggests that the moor is a major part of this story because the escaped convict Seldon is on this moor. The use of language that is used to describe the moor emphasises that it has a main part in the story. Also the structure of the sentences starts to lengthen as the story reaches to the part of describing the moor, this shows that there is a lot to say and worn about the moor. ...read more.


Baskerville Hall seems like a depressing place from the start and the moor also suggests little to fight those feelings. The use of language that the writer has used and the way he sets out the environment creates a great deal of tension into the story. The writer also uses a lot of descriptive words and some similes to describe Seldon and the moor. I feel as though Baskerville hall is an inevitable evil and dangerous place. The author has used a lot of descriptive words and some similes to describe Selden and the moor. I can imagine that Selden looks like an evil man who's tall, well built and never smiles. I can imagine the moor, looking mysterious, scary and craggy. In general, Canon Doyle has built up the approach to Baskerville Hall so much that by the end of the chapter the reader is convinced that something bad will happen. I am are anxious to read on by buy the next chapter. The moor is a major part of the novel and I think that in the next part of the novel someone might have to approach the moor in order to save someone's life. I have found this part of the novel very interesting and fascinating it has made me feel very tense for the characters on their visit to the hall and I want to read on to see what happen next. Farihah Choudhury ...read more.

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