The Hound Of The Baskervilles Analysis

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1940 in America brought us Bugs Bunny in “A Wild Hare,” president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a third term, the discovery of Stone Age paintings, and And Then There Were None. Over the Atlantic in Victorian England circa 1902, Lord Salisbury retired from being Prime Minister, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria were coronated, the Olympic Games were held, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published The Hound of the Baskervilles. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are two top examples of mystery thrillers. They vary in their narrative perspective, style of foreshadowing, tone, and characters. These are all important elements of literature used to enhance the plot. For the…show more content…
Emily wasn’t afraid, naturally—none of the Brents were afraid. All her people were Service people. They faced earth unflinchingly. They led upright lives just as she, Emily Brent, had led an upright life” (Christie 193). Foreshadowing is when an author provides hints to the audience that something sinister is about to happen. Agatha Christie uses foreshadowing to build suspense, which encourages readers to keep reading. Mr. Blore, one of the ten is warned by an elderly man that a storm is headed their way, “I’m talking to you, young man. The day of judgment is very close at hand” (17). Vera Claythorne has a very ominous first impression of Soldier Island, “There was something sinister about it.” Later Fred Narracott says that boats can’t land on Soldier Island in bad weather, foreshadowing that the guests will be stuck on the island with the murderer. Christie’s novels suggest that each of the characters could be the novel’s main antagonist. She plays on the psychological chaos of each character which ultimately affects the plot. The narrative perspective affects the
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