Second, Stapleton escapes his house into the fog on the moor, to escape punishment (Doyle, 219). However, in the movie, when Stapleton escapes to the moor, Holmes chases after him and gets stuck in a quicksand-like mud on the moor. Stapleton then tries to shoot Holmes, but Watson comes up behind Stapleton and shoots him. (Attwood). To conclude, the novel and movie production of The Hound of the Baskervilles were very different in terms of characters, character relationships, and the resolution of the story.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, a thrilling story about two detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, as they solve the mystery of a hungry hound who looks for his next victim in Victorian England. This exciting novel was created by the godfather of mystery; Sir Conan Doyle. There are many interpretations of this mysterious novel, such as the movie by David Atwood of the Twenty-first Century (2002 BBC). But his artistic ideas bring many differences to the original story. The differences that the legendary original novel and the unique dramatic movie emit are plot structure the story tells, the characters that are involved, and the scenes that were included or excluded from.
One example of a classic mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles has is the detective is dedicated to his client. Sherlock sends Dr. Watson to Sir Henry to keep him safe from the killer. Dr. Watson also follows him everywhere so nothing can happen to him. There is also repetition of an earlier crime. The killer kills Sir Charles and tries to kill Sir Henry.
In the novel hound of the baskerville Watson's first-person narration creates intense suspense in the story and raises questions for the readers. In the story Watson and Holmes are trying to solve the mysterious legend of the hound of the Baskervilles, when they hear a terrible scream and they see "It was a prostrate man face downward upon the ground, the head doubled under him at a horrible angle,the shoulders rounded and the body hunched together as if in the act of throwing a somersault. So grotesque was the attitude"(Doyle 287). This narration provided by Watson raises new question for the reader, because we as the reader receive enough information to know what happened to this person but not enough to answer the questions we have. Such as what happened to this person, and what cause this horrible scene.
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.
There is three rounds and Hamlet won two of the three rounds and in the second round, he won the queen decided that she is to give the victory cup to Hamlet after she drinks it, but Claudius was trying to stop her from drinking it and she refuses and decided to drink it. As she gives the cup to Hamlet, he refused once again. Then Claudius is sad because he basically killed his wife and while the fight is going on he is worried about her. Comes the third round and this round is where they can kill one another after a few hits with the sword, they took a break and while they were taking a break Laertes cut his arm with the poison sword and now Hamlet is going to die. As Hamlet was in pain from the cut he took Laertes sword and stabbed him, though the stomach area and he falls on his knees.
Zeffirelli sets the scene in the castle’s burial tomb, which creates a sulky and remote atmosphere that displays Hamlet’s questioning of death. Hamlet choosing to separate and detach himself by going down to the tombs subsequently gives off the impression of seclusion since he is surrounded by nothing but death. Throughout this scene, Hamlet’s loneliness is clearly evident by how he seems to be looking towards the dead for answers. By the use of lighting and shot angles, Hamlet is almost always the centre focus of the scene. Even as the camera captures glances of graves using long shots, the focus is still on Hamlet.
Her husband, Roger Chillingworth, who she believed dead, sought out revenge against the unknown father of Hester’s child. It is later revealed in the novel that the father of Hester’s child is the revered Reverend Dimmesdale. These characters each possess a fatal flaw that ultimately leads to their own distinctive downfall. Hester Prynne’s persistent attempt to make reparations for her sin leads to her losing her unique personality, Dimmesdale’s incapability to forgive his own guilt causes his mentality and health to crumble, and Roger Chillingworth’s desire for revenge overcomes his soul. Hester Prynne spends the length of the novel attempting to atone for her sin and shame, a feat that in turn subdues her vibrant personality.
In Branagh’s version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the ‘To be, or not to be’ speech is interpreted differently than other actors’. Branagh’s character, Hamlet, knows he is being watched by Claudius and Polonius. His disclosure about not committing suicide for fear of the afterlife is part of his plan to keep Claudius at bay until he can convince himself that Claudius is the assassin and find a way to get revenge. The set of this scene includes mirrors and mirrored doors but it is difficult to tell them apart. These are used very intriguingly by Branagh.
Sherlock Holmes is a character that most people know about and there are unsimilar versions of his stories. But even though, a few people may prefer the more solemn novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles play brings out the fun in mysteries that audiences find more appealing by focusing less on the investigation and more on the relationships between the characters. There are various reasons for the novel and the play to contrast and this is one of them. The novel and the play come together to make the murderer and the investigation more abroad, but when they get more detailed in the facts, they are split up into two different genres of literature. The novel is a combination of love and suspense.