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English- K8TE 10p4 The Hound Of The Baskervilles The story creates clues throughout which lead to truth and this adds suspense to the novel. Also cliffhangers at the end of chapters, Watson's reports and strange happenings add to the suspense. This all leads to a dramatic ending. The end of chapters create suspense and lots of dramatic tension by leaving the chapter on a cliff-hanger " I swear that another day shall not have passed before I have done all that man can do to reach the heart of the mystery." This example is taken from an extract of Watson's diary at the end of the chapter and leaves an exciting pause, when anything could happen. We see all of this through Watson's eyes and he is the one who describes everything in detail. The evidence for this lies in his characterized and detailed reports that he has sent to his dear Holmes. These reports create suspense and keep the reader hooked throughout the novel by finishing a chapter and having to read on to find out what happens next. ...read more.

Middle

This description sounds extremely dismal as the colours are so depressing but as the sentence finishes you get a visual image of a beautiful "dream". This all contrasts with the next look we get at it "...and I walked far upon the soddon moor, full of dark imaginings, the rain beating upon my face and the wind whistling about my ears" this quote certainly doesn't sound as correct as the first one as its not as pleasant, this adds suspense because if the weather was sunny and perfect it wouldn't be a place for a killing. Mr and Miss Stapleton 'claim' to be brother and sister and as they live in Merripit House. These are some of the prime suspects as they lived right near Sir Charles- or now sir Henry. At first they seem pleasant folk although when Watson first meets them Mr Stapleton becomes distracted at one point and Miss Stapleton thinking Watson is Sir Henry Baskerville warns him at there first introduction. "Go back Go straight back to London instantly" This obviously makes Watson of both of them. ...read more.

Conclusion

Eventually the hound killed Seldon as he was mistaken for Sir Henry as he was wearing some of his old clothes Mrs Barrymore had given him. Mrs Laura Lyons father is Mr frankland but because she married without his consent he wouldn't have anything to do with her. Sir Charles and her were very close; he helped Laura and lent her money. Laura fell in love with Mr Stapleton though as she thought he wasn't married, he tricked her into saying to sir Charles to meet her at 10 o'clock instead Mr Stapleton went there with the hound and Sir Charles died. A few clues were Sherlock Holmes and Watson got all this information from is from a missing boot which was used by Mr Stapleton to find Sir Henry on the moor because it had his scent, Talking to Miss Laura Lyons a lot and obviously there general Knowledge. In conclusion to Conan Doyle's- Hound of the Baskervilles I think it was a good book with lots of ups and downs and a whole load of suspense and Dramatic Tension. ...read more.

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