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Greed excessive or rapacious desire especially for wealth orpossessions In The Hound of the Baskervilles a mystery story by SirArthur Conan Doyle displays the effects of greed on Mr Stapleton MrsStapleton and Mr Frankland During The Hound of the Baskervilles avery rich man named Sir Charles dies without a single wound but insteada giant hound print This interesting mystery catches Sherlock Holmesand his trusty companion Watson After meeting Mortimer they figure outabout the curse of Baskerville what goes back to an old ancestor HugoBaskerville Hugo obsessed with a local and girl and when she fled hesent his hounds after her However the hounds attack and killed Hugoinstead of the girl Everyone that know this tale and with Sir Henrycoming into town Sherlock and Watson must figure out whats going on orelse Sir Henry could have the same fate as his uncle Mr Stapleton a greedy man who cares only about power money andentomology The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly in his mindthough he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were tobe arranged229 Doyle In other words the greed inside of him makeshim use his wife so he can kill Sir Charles He tied her uptherefore that she might have no chance of warning Sir Henry and he hoped no doubt that when the whole countryside put downthe baronets death to the curse of his family as they certainly woulddo he could win his wife back to accept an accomplished fact and tokeep silent upon what she knew238Doyle Obviously Mr Stapletonfears that Mrs Stapleton might tell Sir Henry about his plan so heties her down This shows greed in the purest form Definitely MrStapleton acts as a greedy human person but in this story morecharacters show greediness then just MrStapletonMr Frankland a man who loves British law and cares about no onedemonstrates a behavior of a greedy personality None sir none Iam proud to say
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