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Hound of Baskervilles presentation

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Evan Buckstein

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Hound of Baskervilles
by: Arthur Conan Doyle presentation by: Evan Buckstein Dr. Joseph Bell

inspiration for Sherlock holmes
attention to details
observation skills
deductive reasoning Victorian London setting thats seen in the sherlock holme's novels The Supernatural In Hound of Baskervilles, Doyle uses supernatural elements
which contrasts Holmes belief in realistic solutions. THE WHAT The Importance of Setting in, "Hound of Baskervilles" THE HOW It is through careful diction that Doyle convey's the importance of setting. THE EFFECT As a result, society gets a sense that one must be aware of their surroundings or bad things may ensue Body Paragraph Claim: It is through diction that Doyle conveys the importance of setting to his audience Example 1 In the novel, Doyle skillfully uses middle-upper diction to emphasize the importance of setting. Quote: "My nerves thrilled with anticipation when at last the cold wind upon our faces and the dark, void spaces on either side of the narrow road told me that we were back upon the moor once again. Every stride of the horses and every turn of the wheels was taking us nearer to our supreme adventure" (Doyle 147). this is an example of how Doyle uses diction to set the mood, and feeling about a specific place. Example 2: "The road in front of us grew bleaker and wilder over huge russet and olive slopes, sprinkled with giant boulders...Suddenly we looked down into a cup-like depression, patched with stunted oaks and firs which had been twisted and bent by the fury of years of storm. Two high, narrow towers rose over the trees. The driver pointed with his whip. "Baskerville Hall," said he."(Doyle 58). In this example, Doyle uses diction to convey a very depressing atmosphere surrounding Baskerville Hall. In real life, we are encouraged to use our own detective qualities to make decisions concerning setting. Quote: Background presentation by: Evan Buckstein Dramatic Interpretation THE MOOR
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