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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Oct 08, 1999 435 Words
A book of mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat to read on further to the end, The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Sherlock Holmes was wrote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. <br>
<br>Dr. Watson, Dr. James Mortimer, and Sir Henry Baskerville were the main Characters of the book. The story was a mystery, which took in place in London, and dealt with a crime that Dr. Mortimer introduced to Holmes, the expert in crime solving. There was a legend or great story about the Baskervilles, and there was this great hound that plagued the family. Sir Charles Baskerville's death was too identical in what would happen to a Baskerville family member if they passed the moor. So what happened is Holmes and Dr. Watson finally solves the crime in the end, finding out that it was a relative of Sir Charles who got a huge hound to scare him. In the end they found out that Sir Charles was so terrified and from heart disease he died. <br>

<br>The Hound Of the Baskervilles was a very interesting book, from the start to the end and not like other books where it might take a while to get involved into the story. A good reason to support why I like the book was the technique conscious ambiguity that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used during writing the book. Doyle did not reveal all the solutions to the problem at once because; he left things out or told you something else. An example of this style was when Dr. Mortimer was telling Holmes and Watson of Sir Charles' past and present relatives. Dr. Mortimer says "Rodger made England too hot to hold him, fled to Central America, and died in 1876 of yellow fever.". This would mean that part of his family was gone and over with, which was not the case. Doyle finally reveals at the end of the book that Rodger married and did have one child, who then changed his name and fled to England. In result that would mean if Rodger was Sir Charles' younger brother, then Sir Charles' nephew got a hound that killed him. <br>

<br>Doyle's usage of conscious ambiguity had a great effect on towards me, because I got to make my own conclusions at the end of the book. That is what made the story into a mystery, some parts I was confused. Since Doyle did not reveal everything at once, it made me want to keep on reading to

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