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Discuss how Doyle goes about maintaining suspense in The Hound of the Baskervilles. You should consider how the plot is structured as well as whether the author succeeded in keeping your interest

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From the first to the last chapter through a combination of a haunting ghost story, astrange legend as well as a gothic atmosphere in the scenarios of the novel. Te gripping murder mystery that involves all the characters within the novella also enhances in creating and sustaining suspense. Eeryone is made to believe that a ghostly killer dog that keeps on haunting the Baskerville family is responsible for Sir Charles death. Wen Sir Henry comes back to England with an intention of relocating to his uncle’s estate, h finds things from his room in London that makes him seek for clearance of the mystery surrounding his newly acquired estate.

Uon these introductory statements that set the beginning of the story plot, te author introduces various suspicious episodes that an audience is determined to unlock. Frst, adeeper understanding of the ghostly killer dog is a major curious issue that an audience is determined to learn how it manages its killings and also the reasons for such occurrences (Colbourn and Dixey, 2009, p. Aain the letter that Sir Charles received suspense and a new version to the audience.

Te audience develops the thirst to learn more about the source of the letter attributing the source as linked with the mystery in Baskerville. Cnsequently, te question of the ghostly killer dog and its linkage with the letter is put into question by the audience prompting to seek further knowledge. Bfore Sir Henry decides to carry on the investigations surrounding their family’s mysteries, D. Jmes Mortimer is already worried about Sir Henry life and seeks for Sherlock Holmes services in investigating death of Sir Charles.

Te cause of the death is attributed to heart attack but the horror expressed in Sir Charles face makes Mortimer think of an otherwise option for the cause of the death. Te route of the mystery within the Baskerville family has resulted from a curse stemming from the era of English civil war where the actions of one of the Baskerville’s family members. Hgo Baskerville is believed to have offered his soul to the devil in return to gain assistance in abducting a woman with death resulting from a giant spectral hound making the beginning of the mystery of the Baskervilles.

Aain from the Baskervilles family background, sspense is created with the reader torn between the belief of the past actions of Hugo Baskerville or believe in a new perspective. Cnsidering that the death of Hugo occurred...

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preview essay on Discuss how Doyle goes about maintaining suspense in The Hound of the Baskervilles. You should consider how the plot is structured as well as whether the author succeeded in keeping your interest
  • Pages: 8 (2000 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Literature
  • Level: Undergraduate
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