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The hound of the Baskervilles

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The hound of the Baskervilles In Arthur Conan Doyle's 'hound of the Baskerville' he, even in the 1840s still manages to create tension and suspense by using the right language. Though it is a detective story there is still clues suspects' tension suspense and a main character as the plot. In the story Conan Doyle uses setting to help add tension. The moor is eerie, dark and grey we can prove this by the quote in the book that states "there rose in the distance a grey and melancholy hill." And grey symbolises evil and gothic. Seldon on the moor is also shown as something else dangerous on the moor and the hound is set loose on the moor, yet we don't know that it is actually out there on the moor. ...read more.

Middle

Mrs Stapleton was lying about Mr Stapleton being her husband which is trying to lead Sir Henry into loving her. Although at the start the audience does not know this, Stapleton is a very suspicious character because he is responsible for Sir Henry's boot going missing and also following him. Dr Watson is starting to get suspicious over Stapleton because he reacts to them talking to his "sister" and Watson finds that a bit odd. In my third paragraph I will show how the clues and other aspects of the story add to the tension. The letter to Sir Henry that was cut out of a newspaper shows that someone is already watching him. ...read more.

Conclusion

to Stapleton which means that he should be the heir to the Baskerville hall, this means Watson and Holmes have a race against time to reach Stapleton to stop him killing Sir Henry. To conclude I would say that Arthur Conan Doyle has used all the aspects of a detective story and adds to them so that he adds suspense and tension by using; language, clues and setting to create the genre of this book and the film created on this story. I think this was a well worked book with all the aspects of a detective story put in to ad tension this puts the audience in a tight spot which is tension made from the audience ?? ?? ?? ?? Ben pharoah :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ...read more.

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