The Power of Reason Themes and Colors LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Hound of the Baskervilles, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The Power of Reason Perhaps no character in the history of literature is so endowed with pure reason as is Sherlock Holmes.
This one wasn't a short story- it was a full fledged novel, it has seen 23 film adaptations till date the largest number for any of Holmes' adaptations and is unique, perhaps the most iconic of Holmes career, because this is the only one that has Gothic horror elements.
The blockbuster nature of the subject and the need of the Sherlock series to re-imagine the classic in a modern scenario presented complex challenges, and am pleased to say, the results are awesome. You never know just what might they come up with one fine day, to spoil the rest of your lifetime.
Anyways, Sherlock is in one of his most bored moods, he just isn't happy with the quality of cases at his disposal, which makes him edgy and maniacal.
Up comes a young man plagued with nightmares about the death of his father at the fangs of a monstrous dog. From the lighthearted erotic romp that was Scandal Belgravia, this one is straightaway a suspenseful, creepy, and rabid chase.
There are moments of sheer atmospheric terror when Holmes decides to lock up Watson in a lab to conduct his own private experiment, and in the climax where he faces his fears- in the form of his mortal enemy, and yet there is the trademark humor and sardonic wit all throughout.
Benedict Cumberbatch is prodigal as usual. There is plenty of warmth in Sherlock for Watson as there is sarcasm, but as Holmes can compartmentalize his mind, we too learn that his tongue and his heart also reside in separate compartments.
And like in Belgravia, Sherlock gives a hint of his interest for the lovely Adler, here its his understanding of fear that brings out the best in him- he is a showstopper in the scene where he knows he has seen the impossible, but yet cannot believe his eyes, and almost breaks down because of the confusion he is in because his senses betray his mind.
Martin Freeman as Watson gets to step out of Cumberbatch's shadows and do a bit of investigating on his own, and displays immense depth of character in addition to display of camaraderie. We have come to expect ingenuity and wit, novelty and shock value from each episode of Sherlock, yet the intensity, apprehension and audience involvement in Hound of the Baskerville raises the bar even further.
The episode ends with Moriarty getting released from the prison to set up a series finale at Reichenbach Fall, for the solution to the "final problem"- can't wait for 15th January!!! Don't miss or it will hound you forever!!! Was this review helpful to you?The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle.
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The Baskerville estate is located out in the remote moor of Devonshire. Holmes and Watson are introduced to the case by Dr.
Mortimer, a friend of Sir Charles Baskerville. Mortimer believes that a hound has in fact killed Sir Charles, because he found a paw print near Sir Charles's corpse. The Hound of the Baskervilles has , ratings and 6, reviews.
Doug said: My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he w /5. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Stage 4 This is perhaps the most famous detective story in the world. Sherlock Holmes is certainly the most famous.