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One Book One Community 2019: The Hound of the Baskervilles: For Teachers

2019 community-wide reading program

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Web Resources: Sherlock and The Hound of the Baskervilles

Web Resources: Writing and Reading Comprehension

Discussion Questions

  • How did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle create a sense of intrigue and mystery with the story of Sir Hugo and the Hound? How else could he have told that story to the reader?
  • What were the benefits of having Dr. John Watson investigate at Dartmoor without Sherlock Holmes? What are the benefits of having Watson narrate this story?
  • How does this story explore the clashing of the scientific and the supernatural? Does one win out over the other in the end?
  • What are the characteristics of the story’s female characters? How do Doyle’s depictions of them compare to his depictions of the male characters?
  • How is Dr. John Watson a worthy foil of Sherlock Holmes in the story?
  • Moriarty is known as Sherlock’s greatest nemesis. Is the antagonist of this story, Jack Stapleton, a worthy nemesis to Sherlock Holmes? Why or why not?
  • Why are stories about crime, especially about murder, so prolific? What do themes do these stories explore which can’t be found in other genres?

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