Hound Of The Baskervilles Essay

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Many Monarch butterflies migrate 2,500 miles across the Americas each year to arrive in order to hibernate during the winter months. The expedition presents many unavoidable challenges, making it much more difficult for a Monarch to migrate. The weather plays a big role in how and when the Monarchs start their trip; Monarchs leave when the climate becomes cooler where they live and the weather forecast plays a big role in how easy their trip is; if it were to rain a Monarch could be left without flight , or if was particularly windy one day while flying over a lake there could be a drowned Monarch. Just as the weather does for a Monarch, the moor creates a difficult terrain for both the protagonists and antagonist of the story to trek throughout the book Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, therefore the moor in itself is an antagonist.

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Stapleton keeps the hound out of sight, but not out of sound, “A long, low moan, indescribably sad, swept over the moor. It filled the whole air, and yet it was impossible to say whence it came” (Doyle 111). Stapleton explains that one could only get to the old mine within the moor, where the hound resides by, “...remembering certain complex landmarks [as he is] able to...” (111). The moor camouflages the hound while still allowing it to feed into the legend of the Baskerville Curse, making it, “...hardly possible to bring home the guilt to the real murderer” (266). The moor prevents Watson and Holmes from discovering the true location of hound due to it’s complexity, which would lead them towards Stapleton, because he himself said that he is the only one who could successfully traverse across the moor. The moor works against the antagonists of the story, not only working against Holmes and Watson but also hindering Stapleton’s plans of escape. On the fateful night of Stapleton’s attempted escape, his plans are foiled by a, “...dense, white fog...[that

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