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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Sir Henry's servant gives him a letter sent to Sir Charles before his death from Laura Lyons.
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Watson goes to Laura Lyons' house the next day to get some answers about the case but she refuses to give any help. On his way back home, Watson decides to go on the moors, he finds a hut and hides inside it after he hears foot steps walking towards the hut. Watson thought the tenant of the hut is the one coming but soon finds out its his friend Sherlock Holmes who followed him after finding his cigarette on the side of the road close to the moors.
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Watson tells Holmes about everything that occurred in his absence, and Holmes decides to go see Laura Lyons. At Laura's house, Holmes convinces her to tell him about the relationship between her and Sir Charles, she says that Jack Stapleton promised to marry her if she can get money from Sir Charles to pay for the marriage, so she sent him the letter and in it told Charles to meet her at the fence of the moors like Stapleton told her.
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At Sir Henry's house, Sherlock Holmes notices a portrait that looks very similar to Jack Stapleton, except the name was Sir Rodger Baskervilles. Holmes does a research about Jack Stapleton and finds out that he is Sir Rodger Baskervilles, but he's disguised as Jack Stapleton so people think Rodger died, his goal was to kill all his older brothers to get all of his family's estate for himself.
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Stapleton invites Henry for dinner and tells him to make sure no one is with him. Holmes, and Watson plan to follow Sir Henry to Stapleton's house to keep him safe, and to catch Stapleton red handed. Holmes tells Henry to leave before it gets foggy over the moors, so in case the hound it attacks it can be seen.
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At Stapleton's house, Jack doesn't let Henry go until he finishes his cup of tea, the detectives outside are starting to get worried, the weather is starting to get foggy. When Sir Henry got out, it was foggy , the two men on the other side of the house heard Henry's scream and ran for help, the men found the hound in the right time and shot 20 bullets at it.
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Sherlock Holmes is introduced to a new case, the case is about a creature that people say to be supernatural and not known to science, the creature looks like a hound and it attacked two brothers from the same family (Baskervilles) at the moors in front of their house.
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The Baskervilles own a huge estate, and after Sir Charles, and Sir Hugo died, Sir Henry was next in line. Henry's boot got stolen the first day he came from Canada. Sir Henry goes to Devonshire with Watson. They meet Jack Stapleton and his sister that lives with her brother close to them.
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Miss Stapleton tells Sir Henry to leave Devonshire because it's not safe for him, she also told him to not tell her brother. Henry tells Watson who finds it very strange.
10 sTEP qUICK sUMMARY
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Dr.Watson
The men enter the house to catch Stapleton, but they only find Miss Stapleton tied to a pole, they untie her and she tells them how Jack promised her a happy wealthy life, and when she refused to help him he threatened to kill her. At the end the corpse of Jack Stapleton is found in the moors after drowning in the swamps trying to run away.
Why should
The Hound of the Baskervilles
be on the 2015 ENG3U reading list?
The novel has many good literary devices that add up to the overall meaning of the novel
Imagery
Symbolism
Pathetic Fallacy
The novel has many teachings through the wise and powerful character, Sherlock Holmes
Loyalty
Intelligence
Confidence
The Hound of the Baskervilles
carries many significant themes that leave remarkable teachings in the readers' minds
Appearence vs. Reality
Patience is a virtue
Devotion for wealth and power leads to dehumanization
Example: "They sat with their profiles towards me on either side of the round table. Both of them were smoking
cigars, and coffee and wine were in front of them. As I watched them Stapleton rose and left the room,
while Sir Henry filled his glass again and leaned back in his chair, puffing at his cigar."(246)

Pathetic Fallacy is used in the novel to show how nature can change the mood of the story. Pathetic Fallacy helps students understand the plot better after observing the mood of the story
The relationship between Holmes and Watson teaches grade eleven students that being loyal gives real friends (for a detective, real friends are very valuable and important)
Example:"‘My dear fellow, you have been invaluable to me in this as in many other cases, and I beg that you will forgive me if I have seemed to play a trick upon you. In truth, it was partly for your own sake that I did it, and it was my appreciation of the danger which you ran which led me to come down."(205)
Sherlock Holmes is known for his intelligence in finding clues, solving mysteries, and taking accurate guesses
Example:"‘My inquiries show beyond all question that the family portrait did not lie, and that this fellow was indeed a Baskerville."(264)
Confidence is another characteristic that Sherlock Holmes has that teaches grade eleven students to believe in themselves and in their abilities to achieve what they wish for in life.
Example: "for when I see the stub of a cigarette marked Bradley, Oxford Street, I know that my friend Watson is in the neighbourhood. You will see it there beside the path. You threw it down, no doubt, at that supreme moment when you charged into the empty hut."(203)
Sheldon Cooper
EXTRA
the theme Devotion for wealth and power leads to dehumanization is shown through Jack Stapleton's unpleasant actions towards his family members, and family name.
Example:"The fellow had evidently made inquiry and found that only two lives
intervened between him and a valuable estate. He meant in the end to have the estate, and he was ready to use any tool or run any risk for that end. "(265)
A proof of the success Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made with his character Sherlock Holmes is the use of idiot savant characters in modern day media, Doyle made Holmes an idiot savant character that excels at solving cases and mysteries, and is poor in other things in life, This inspired writers to create characters with the same mental disability.
Idiot Savant: a person who is highly knowledgeable about one subject but knows little about everything else
Albert Einstein
The theme Appearance vs. Reality teaches grade eleven students to not be fooled by the appearance, but look for the true identity of people, and true purpose of objects.
Example:"The lady who has passed here as Miss Stapleton is in reality his wife."(208)
“It shall be found, sir—I promise you that if you will have a little patience it will be found.”(70)
many novels use the theme
Devotion for wealth and power leads to dehumanization
since it became a theme in our lives
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Some novels that include the theme Appearance vs. Reality are:
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A book that uses the theme
Patience is a Virtue
is:
Example:" behind the peaceful and sunlit country-side there rose ever, dark against the evening sky,
the long, gloomy curve of the moor, broken by the jagged and sinister hills."(89)
In the novel
The Hound of the Baskervilles
, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses imagery to describe and highlight important events, and characters throughout the play. فاث ةخسف هةحخقفشىف مهفثقشقغ فثقة
Sherlock’s characteristic of patience makes him the ever-observant, world-renowned, and successful detective that he is.
By: Mario Hamameh
PLAN A
PLAN B
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm78r2innnEL
about the author
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Born in Edinburgh, scotland
Originally a physician (doyle used his scientific knowledge in writing his books which made his novels unique from all the others in crime-fiction category)
Sir arthur conan doyle was inspired by his mother's wild bed time stories
He wrote his first book "
A Study In A scarlet
" in 1887 which was the first time Sherlock holmes was ever mentioned in literature
the book was widely accepted by many people which encouraged doyle to keep the characters and make a series of books about cases that the protagonist (sherlock holmes) goes through, and uses his intelligence, scientific knowledge, and logical reasoning to solve them.
(May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930)
Sherlock Holmes stories have been translated into more than fifty languages, and made into plays, films, radio and television series, a musical comedy, a ballet, cartoons, comic books, and advertisement. By 1920 Doyle was one of the most highly paid writers in the world.

"Where there is no imagination, there is no horror"

-Sir arthur conan doyle
Example: "several people had seen a creature upon the moor which
corresponds with this Baskerville demon, and which could
not possibly be any animal known to science. They all
agreed that it was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly, and
spectral."(35)
symbolism is used to show the purpose of each object or character...etc
and how it relates to the plot of the novel.
"any truth is better than indefite doubt"

-Sir arthur conan doyle
"i never guess, it's a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty"
-sir arthur conan doyle
"a trusty comrade is always of use"

-sir arthur conan doyle
did you know?
did you know that there was no relation between a magnifying glass and detectives until 1887 when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used the magnifying glass to symbolize a detective in his novel
"A Study In Scarlet"
"our ideas must be as broad as nature if they are to interpret nature"
-sir arthur conan doyle
In this quote, imagery is used to help anticipate an important event in the future (which is when Stapleton leaves to steal Henry’s boot for the second time)
In his quote, Doyle shows how the way he uses imagery in his novels creates the horror needed in a crime-fiction novel
This quote shows how Doyle used symbolism to describe the hound that carries all the evil characteristics, it helps the reader understand that the hound symbolizes evil and
This quote shows how pathetic fallacy helps make the scene more acceptable to the reader’s mind. It also helps in showing the theme of darkness and ambiguity
This quote shows how Sir Arthur Conan doyle likes all his novels to be inclusive of all the factors that make a novel successful, and one of these factors would be nature that played a big role in the novel especially on the moors
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