The Hound Of The Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Appearances are masks
“Your appearance can be a weapon. As powerful as any knife or gun,” -Barbra
Appearance is a very strong weapon that can tear countries apart. One person pretending or saying they are someone else when they aren’t could destroy and deceive nations. The novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a murder mystery in the late 1800’s, as Sherlock and his companion Dr. Watson travel to a dangerous moor in search of the rumored hound of Baskervilles, they find out who or what killed the former owner of the mansion, Sir Charles. While they are there, some of the suspects are very crafty and deceive everyone of their appearances. Not only do people's appearances shield Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton from getting blood on their hands, but it also makes Holmes suspicious of Dr. Mortimer, Sir Charles doctor. …show more content…

Mortimer. This takes place at the very beginning of the novel where Holmes and Watson find that someone has left a walking stick at their apartment. They try to deduce the appearance of the owner by analyzing the stick to find clues. But when they think they have it, Dr. Mortimer comes back to retrieve his stick and he looks nothing like what they got from the analyzation of the stick. Sherlock is very confused and Watson is surprised. Dr. Watson says ”the appearance of our visitor was a surprise to me since I had expected a typical country practitioner.”(7) So instead of what they presumed he looked like, he deceived them because he was dressed very nice and looked nothing like a country

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