Sherlock Holmes' "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" Watson's Personality

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In the report Watson wrote to Holmes concerning incidents surrounding Henry Baskervilles and the moor, his use of creative descriptive language revealed his romantic and imaginative feature. In contrast of Holmes, he was not mechanic, he always apply metaphors, similes, personifications and also some vivid adjectives to build up an atmosphere. “[The] God-forsaken corner of the world” referred to the quite isolated moor and this informal adjective gave the feeling of deserted more appealing. He admired the beauty of this enchanting land, he said, “The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one’s soul, its vastness, and also its grim charm. When you are once upon its bosom, you have left all traces of modern England behind you……” It was such a fascinating example of personification and it showed his enthusiasm of the moor’s charisma. It made the reader actually enjoy his fanciful writing. Besides, he was also very imaginative as seen through his romantic piece of writing. “…… if you were to see a skin-clad, hairy man crawl[ed] out from the low door, fitting a flint arrow on to the string of his bow……” This illustration was brought into the minds of readers deeply since it would not be the style of Holmes or anyone else, but only the imagination of Watson. Moreover, Watson described Miss Stapleton’s brother to be giving “the idea of hidden fires.” It was a total abstract and non-concrete description that once again revealed his romance. From this report to Holmes, Watson expressed his romantic and imaginative personality which could have been both an advantage and...

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