Examples Of Greed In The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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“Fraud is the daughter of greed” -Jonathan Gash In the book, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, there is a variety of characters that show several emotions. One of these emotions includes greed.Greed causes terrible things. Greed is a feeling or emotion that motivates people to go to extreme lengths, this is shown when in the book, Hugo kidnaps a girl, Barrymore wants to leave with all of Sir Charles money, and L.L. begs for money from Sir Charles. In the book, Hugo was known for kidnapping a girl, as seen in the following quote, “Stole down upon a farm and carried of the young maiden”(14). Hugo went to extreme lengths to kidnap this girl. He was motivated to steal the maiden, because he loved her and he wanted her to love him back. Another motive, was to show off to his fellows and we can tell from this quote in the book, “Hugo with five or six of his idle and wicked companions” (14).Hugo kidnapping the girl, shows he is so greedy for the lady to love him, he would kidnap her.

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