The Hound of the Baskervilles is a classic mystery novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that was written in 1901. The same story is retold in The Hound of the Baskervilles movie, directed by David Attwood in 2002, with different details that changes the storyline. The Hound of the Baskervilles movie is a prime example of how certain details can differentiate the movie from the book. The novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had examined the story as a way to portray the life he had lived in, the English Victorian era. The movie, on the other hand, was to appeal to a modern and larger audience, thus changing the story to further entertain the audience.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is set in the town of Devonshire in the Baskerville Hall, the home of previously murdered Sir Charles Baskerville, on the foggy moor filled with mysteries and people of unknown backgrounds. When the body of a well-known, widely-liked, man is found, Sherlock Holmes is the first on the case. With his assistant Watson narrating, the reader is in a position in which being in the mind of the genius is not the case. Through Watson’s point of view, Doyle uses red herrings to disrupt reader’s theories and threads as to who murdered Sir Charles Baskerville. The most repetitive red herring is found in the title of the book, the ferocious, menacing hound.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Gatsby and Nick, and Holmes and Watson tackle all certain adventures or issues with the inseparable treasured companion. We can even find many others literary duos such as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer or Dr Frankenstein and The Monster. Focusing on Conan Doyle 's characters, the main aim of this section is to illuminate the psychological bond between Holmes and Watson. Even thought they seem to be opposites, they complement and depend on each other. But how it can be possible?
Both Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892) depict a clever man seeking his own form of justice. Poe’s Montresor seeks revenge against Fortunato, a wine expert who has insulted him, by killing him with impunity. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes also seeks justice, but he is trying to save Helen Stoner from her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, who desires her inheritance. Holmes and Montresor share the qualities of cleverness and determination in pursuing their goals, but they differ greatly in their motivations. As Montresor and Holmes seek their specific forms of justice, they both demonstrate cleverness.
Holmes was great at scanning a room and figuring out the crime scene, but Marlowe faces crimes with violence and pain. Chandler located many of his novels in Los Angeles, because it portrayed the worst qualities of the American society during his time. Similarly, Hammett’s novels are frequently located in San Francisco and also in Southern California. Their hard-boiled novels are not about solving the crime like a puzzle, but focus on how the protagonist reveals about the corruption
However despite his clear skill in writing, his mother insisted he become a doctor, so he went to the University of Edinburgh’s medical school once he graduated Stonyhurst. However, this experience only inspired more of his work, as according to Smith’s article, “ he had few patients, so he spent much of his time writing”(2015). It was during this time that he wrote his first Sherlock Holmes book. In his life, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels starring his famous detective character, Sherlock Holmes. What made the series stand out was not necessarily the characters or the stories, but the way Conan wrote his stories, and the methods of deducting his characters would use.
Every scene of violence just further confirms his suspicions. “ Hamlet. O Villain, smiling, damned villain! My tables--meet it is I set it down That one may smile, and be a villain. At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.” (1.5.113-6) The death of the Queen is more overlooked than any other death in this play.
In 1940, McCullers received an enormous amount of critical praise and commercial success with her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. This novel is known for its best concept and theme and beauty of the story. McCullers’ musical sensibility shapes the entire structure of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The novel has the most positive and optimistic characters. In her outline for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, McCullers announces that the novel deals with the theme of man’s revolt against his own inner isolation and his urge to express himself as fully as is possible.
Dahl is a peculiar writer because of his many different types of genres that he writes and how he writes them. In “Lamb to the Slaughter” Dahl uses his sinister writing style, but the story holds true to his weird situations that occur. Similar to “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, another story of his, he uses weird and new ideas for a resolution. The shocking turn to of what Mrs. Maloney does in “Lamb to the Slaughter” captures the audience and brings them for a ride that is surprising and ironic. Mrs. Maloney has a trait and it is very evident throughout the story, when she does keeps trying to follow her schedule that she has come to love, another word is intransigent.
H.G. Wells, a renowned British writer, is widely known for his science fiction compositions, many of which are now popular movies. Often referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction,” Wells “possesses a unique talent for creating disturbances, and it is to this talent, rather than to his undoubted literary genius, that he owes his immense reputation” (Priestly 89). His most notable novels include The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds. “The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” “The Empire of the Ants,” “The Valley of Spiders,” “The Flying Man,” and “The Star” consist of six short stories written by Wells.