The Hound Of The Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles is CBSE Recommend Novel which is very helpful to improve reading skills of the students.
Sherlock Holmes– The novel’s protagonist. Holmes is the famed 221b Baker Street detective with a keen eye, hawked nose, and the trademark hat and pipe. Holmes is observation and intuition personified , and though he takes a bit of a back seat to watson in this story , we always feel his presence. It takes his legendary powers to decipher the mystifying threads of the case.
Holmes secret plan comes to fruition when a guileless sir Henry heads home across the moor, only to be attacked by the hound . Hindered by a thick fog and Sheer Fright , Holmes and Watson nonetheless shoot the beast and solve the mystery.
Hound’s focus on the natural and supernatural spills over into other thematic territory-the rigid classism of Doyle’s milieu. Well -to-do intellectual that he was, Doyle translated many of assumptions of turn-of-the-century English society into his fiction.The natural and Supernatural is one example.
Throughtout the story, the superstitions of the shapeless mass of common folk-everyone attributes an unbending faith in the curse to the commoners-are denigrated and often,dismissed.If Mortimer and Sir Henry have their doubts, it is the gullible common folk who take the curse seriously.In the end , when Watson’s reportage and Holmes insight have shed light on the situation , the curse and the commoners who believed it end up looking silly.
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