Saturday, February 23, 2019
Compare and Contrast: Hound of the Baskervilles
Heather Scott Professor Sevart English Composition 101 11-21-12 Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, spring of Hound of the Baskervilles, was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a prominent position in the world of Art. Charles Altamont Doyle, Arthurs father, a chronic alcoholic, was the only member of his family, who apart from fathering a brilliant son, neer accomplished anything of note.There was little money in the family and even less harmony on account of his fathers excesses and erratic behavior. Arthurs touching description of his mothers beneficial as reliable is similarly poignantly described in his biography, In my early childhood, as far as I can remember anything at all, the b in force(p) stories she would tell me stand out(a) so clearly that they obscure the realistic facts of my life. After Arthur reached his ninth birthday, the wealthy members of the Doyle family offered to pay for his studies.By 1 876, graduating at the age of seventeen, Arthur Doyle, With his congenital sense of humor and his sports valet de chambreship, having ruled out any feelings of self-pity, Arthur was ready and involuntary to face the world and make up for some of his fathers shortcomings. Despite his vicarious up rearing, Doyle became a legendary author and his writings became inspirations for many films almost Sherlock Holmes. In his original novel, Doyle describes Mr. Jack Stapleton as a thin, scholarly looking man whos temper is uncontrollable in certain situations.His violence in the book however differs greatly from his violence in the film. In the book, Mr. Stapleton threatens his wife to go along with his devious plot, but never lays a hand on her until she discovers he has brought the beast to their home. Once she has seen this, she threatens to divulge his diabolical plans and he quickly reacts by tying her up and gagging her that instruction she can make no noise. As shown in the fil m, when they are at the party together, Mrs. Stapleton wishes to no longer be a part of his schemes and he grabs her by the neck reminding her that he is in charge of her decisions nd that they moldiness finish the plans together. That next day Mrs. Stapleton had obvious bruises on her neck from his grip. in like manner in the film, towards the end the detectives find Mrs. Stapleton hanged rather than tied up. His hostility towards Holmes is also different in the movie from the book. In the book, he keeps control of himself when he discovers the beast has killed the wrong man and that Holmes is, in fact, in London. In the film, Mr. Stapleton becomes truly anxious when he realizes Holmes is no longer at the party and he fears that he may be snooping around.Indeed, Stapleton finds Holmes raiding done his personal prop and is instantly hostile. Towards the end of the movie, when Holmes is caught in the quicksand of the moor Mr. Stapleton, after fighting with Holmes and Watson, he r eturns to end Holmes life with a single shot. In the book, he endlessly avoided confrontation with Holmes because he found him superior to himself. A second comparison between the book and film would be Mr. Stapletons green-eyed monster end-to-end the storyline.AS he struggles already with controlling his temper, it becomes too much when he sees his wife, whom is belie to be his sister, speaking intimately with Sir Henry. Not only does this increase his neediness to kill him, but gives him greater reason too because without Sir Henry in the way, Jack Stapleton becomes the next heir to the Baskerville inheritance. In the book, he keeps most of his jealousy hidden other than the bit that is obvious to Watson at dinner. In the movie, Stapleton seems to gain out his jealousy and anger out on Mrs. Stapleton until he has the right time to release the Hound on Sir Henry.His jealous behavior shines through clearly in the movie because you can see Stapletons seventh cranial nerve expr essions towards Sir Henry. He sees him as a threat to the money that, according to him, is rightfully his own. This hostility leads to slip ups in his planning making it easier for Holmes to figure out that Stapleton was the enemy all along. As goes with every good novel, the movie forever and a day depicts characters differently and most of the time the books do a far meliorate job. Author Conan Doyle is, and always will be known as the man who created the legend of Sherlock Holmes.