• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"How does Conan Doyle create suspense in the hound of the baskervilles"

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How does Conan Doyle create mystery and suspense in chapter 14 of the Hound of the Baskervilles? Conan Doyle writes the text I am studying and the novel is "The Hound of the Baskervilles" it is a story where a phantom hound is supposedly killing off members of the Baskerville bloodline. So Sir Henry calls upon Sherlock Holmes to investigate along with Watson and hopefully lay the myth to rest forever. In this essay I will describe the characters and look at how Conan Doyle creates suspense + a feeling of mystery in the text and how he describes the environment by using different language. In particular I will be looking at the language used in the sentences, as this is an important part as to how Conan Doyle creates suspense. ...read more.

Middle

Conan Doyle makes you panic when he introduces the sea of fog gliding across the Grimpen Mire. This causes tension because if sir Henry does not get to them the hound will get him then when the hound leaps out of the fog with burning blue teeth it makes you jump up in your seat. This dissipates the tension and everything turns into adrenaline to kill the hound. You know something scary is going to happen when they cock there pistols ready to shoot what ever comes at them earthly or demonic. "Hist cried Holmes and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol" this shows that they are ready for anything and this builds tension because your eagerly anticipating whatever is going to come out of the fog. ...read more.

Conclusion

Stapleton had obviously gone slightly mad in his desperate attempts to kill members of the Baskerville bloodline. In conclusion Conan Doyle creates tension by keeping his cards close to his chest up until the very last few moments and this is how he develops tension. Also by describing the scenes and introducing the sinister fog it makes the scene scarier. The tensest bit is when you are waiting for the hound after sir Henry has passed and there are a few heart pounding seconds waiting for the creature. I think that Conan Doyle's choice of language and the way he sets out the environment is how he creates tension and that this is why it is so tense in chapter 14 of the "Hound of the Baskervilles". ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Arthur Conan Doyle section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Arthur Conan Doyle essays

  1. Hound Of The Baskervilles

    thoughtless and may do cruel things with no motive such as kidnapping the maiden as we are told about in the manuscript. Stapleton is another vicious character that is significant in the novel. He is first introduced into the storyline around chapter 8.

  2. How does Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle create interest and suspense in the opening three chapters ...

    Tension and urgency is further increased when the reader is suddenly told that the new owner of Baskerville Hall, Sir Henry is only 1 1/4 hours away from arriving at Waterloo Station from Canada and he needs protecting. Further as the dialogue continues there is more tension implied in the

  1. How does Conan Doyle create tension and suspense in chapter 14 of "The Hound ...

    Watson's character as the sidekick is shown immensely well in chapter 14, as he witness and tells of Holmes's physical and mental superiority and Watson is shown average compared to Holmes. 'Never have I seen a man run as Holmes did that night.

  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Examine how Conan Doyle ...

    They are all effective and relate and still link in to the actual novel without having a profound effect on it and diverting it off course.

  1. The Hound of the Baskervilles Essay

    This makes Baskerville Hall sound unwelcoming and forbidding. In the novel there is an escaped convict named Selden. Selden is the 'Notting Hill murderer'. He escaped from prison onto the moor. He was described as 'a fiendish man' and 'a wild beast'. The character creates tension in the atmosphere as he was imprisoned for terrible crime.

  2. Sir arthur conan doyle atmosphere in hound of the baskervilles

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses many expressions to show his negative opinions of the moor, "dripping moss"; this makes the reader cringe and sets the horrific mood to come. "Noisy stream" shows that the peaceful, quiet countryside had gone, now using sound he shows that it the countryside is restless,

  1. Why was Conan Doyle's "the hound of the Baskervilles" such a success in Victorian ...

    This seems slightly peculiar as you wonder why he would leave at such a crucial time. But again it is a cover; he wants to make the criminal feel un-pressured and more relaxed, so that he is more likely to leave some clues.

  2. The hound of the baskervilles

    he immediately perished between '' the fangs of a gigantic spectral hound ". "... For Hugo Baskervilles passed me upon his black mare, and there ran mute behind him such a hound of hell as God forbid should ever be at my hells " ; " ...but soon their skins

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work