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This essay will explain how Conan Doyle creates fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles, with particular reference t

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How effectively does Conan Doyle create fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Discuss with particular reference to chapters 6 and 14 This essay will explain how Conan Doyle creates fear and tension in The Hound of the Baskervilles, with particular reference to chapters 6 and 14. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young man he seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1876 he attended the University of Edinburgh Medical School. There he met Joseph Bell, whose deductive powers and dramatic flair he would later embody in the character of Sherlock Holmes. In the early 1880s he served as a medical officer on an Arctic whaling ship and ship's surgeon on a voyage to West Africa. By the summer of 1882, he had settled in the town of Southsea in the south of England. In 1885 he received his medical degree. Even after he was a well-established writer, he continued to pursue his medical education, becoming an eye specialist. His medical practice was unsuccessful, leaving him plenty of free time to write. His first story was "The Mystery of Sarassa Valley, The Hound of the Baskervilles was written in 1901. ...read more.

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People in this era also believed in the supper natural and to have a beats/hound prophecy would have been very scary for readers The narrator of this story is Dr Watson this is extremely relevant because Watson is almost like Holmes's student all the way through the story we know this right at the beginning when Holmes says" well Watson, What do you make of it", referring to the walking stink on page seven on line 13. it is like he his asking him like a teacher would almost also Watson then goes on to tell Holmes's what he thinks of the walking stick and why the marks are in it, He thinks that Dr Watson must have, "done a great deal of walking with it", but Holmes then goes to prove that Watson is wrong by proving that the stick marks where done by a dog " carrying it behind its master," This makes it very important that Watson tells the story because he really doesn't know a lot and his powers of deduction are not as good as Holmes's so if Holmes told the story he would figure things out very quick and we would know find out what happens much quicker because Holmes knows a lot more than Watson. ...read more.

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"his eyes shinning brightly in the moonlight", he was stunned like the dead body at the begging when he said "The dog, frozen", it is light a night mare also with this there is "sprung out upon us from the shadows of the fog", which is like a nightmare to them and the audience because the supernatural has come true and at the end he uses short lines "more appalling, more hellish", there linked to express the hound. This story is about an air to an estate in danger of being killed by a mysterious hound that has haunted his family for years and the narrator of the story is kept oblivious to everything so that Conan Doyle can unravel his plot and story through Holmes but it is seen through Watson's eyes and he doesn't no anything about the full story as he is like a student to Holmes and he is out of the pisture for a lot of the time working it all out. I believe that this story is a master piece in terms of creating fear tension and anticipation. Arthur Conan Doyle uses many ways of creating it he uses every language type and every different language structure to make it as expressive as he can and to get the reader wanting more and more. ?? ?? ?? ?? Joe hale 01/05/2007 ...read more.

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