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In "The Hound of Baskervilles", describe the conflict between Stapleton and Sir Henry...

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Posted January 27, 2009 at 12:57 AM via web

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In "The Hound of Baskervilles", describe the conflict between Stapleton and Sir Henry and how it is resolved?

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cmcqueeney | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted January 30, 2009 at 10:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Stapleton and Sir Henry are in conflict because Sir Henry is romantically interested in Miss Stapleton.  Stapleton notices this fact and gets upset because Miss Stapleton is actually MRS. Stapleton, his wife.  Sir Henry notices Stapleton's bizarre responses to him, but does not understand why Stapleton acts the way he does.  The conflict is resolved when Sherlock Holmes trackes Stapleton into the mire where he supposedly dies.  Holmes uses the budding relationship between Sir Henry and Miss Stapleton to help solve the mystery.

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