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

The hound of the Baskervilles

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

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

    Also the word "plagued" with its harsh "pl" and "g" sounds means pestered and caused worry continually showing that the family has been troubled by the legend. In chapter 3 Dr.Mortimer refers to the hound as the "Baskerville demon", "demon" shows that the creature is evil and terrible.

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

    For example when Sir Henry's shoe goes missing and no one can figure out why, by the end of the story it's found in a bog and Holmes works out that Stapleton used it to encourage the hound to attack Sir Henry.

  1. Analyse Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" exploring how the author uses the ...

    hall to receive the telegram makes the reader almost think that Barrymore must be the murderer. There are many other red herrings throughout the novel but the most red herrings seem to be placed on the Barrymore's because it seems most that they are likely to be the most obvious suspects.

  2. Hound of the Baskervilles

    One of the factors used was the weather. The weather contributes greatly to the setting and atmosphere because it allows the story to be very effective. "The night-air was heavy with the smell of damp and decay. Now and again the moon peeped out for an instant, but clouds were

  1. To what extent are chapters 5 and 6 of Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles ...

    believes as well as the surrounding atmosphere seem to take over from chapters six to fourteen, by fifteen, they return to their normal surroundings. * * * * * Chapter five of The Hound of the Baskervilles is called 'Three Broken Threads'.

  2. The Hound Of The Baskervilles Coursework

    that seemed to linger in just one place, this shows that the moor is not a nice place and develops a type of anxiety between the reader and the story. "Moor is sparsely inhabited. " This also develops a sense of fear.

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

    novel it seems that the descriptions of locations and objects is one of the main features as this also helps set the mood for the particular chapters. Chapter 6 in particular describes the moor in plenty of detail so that you actually imagine you are there experiencing what the characters are going through.

  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles Essay

    The flat that Holmes lived in was a typical London middle class home and this is why many of the Victorians could have compared their flat to Holmes. Holmes flat would make many of the readers feel at home and they would feel that they were certainly more involved in the book.

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