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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson encounter the hound as it brutally murders the convict. The relationship between Holmes and Watson is exemplified through his manipulation of the doctor, and the Gothic setting of the novel is illustrated.
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1 July 2006

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to explore character and the relationship between the story and the audience. Students can explain why Watson is fed up and assess the morality of Holmes's deductive methods. They can also justify Holmes's decisions. In doing so they can add more detail to their understanding of the relationship between the two (to what extent is Watson an important, independent character?). They can also assess the workings of the plot: what is it that Holmes knows at the end of the clip and to what extent is the solution available to the audience or withheld by the author for dramatic effect?

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