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  • The Red-Headed League
    In this detective mystery short story, the author uses a number of literary devices to add interest to the narrative. (The following deals with elements of storytelling rather than devices an...

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    When Holmes sets a trap for John Clay and is waiting in the bank's basement strongroom for him to emerge through the flooring, the reader is shown the prize the notorious criminal is after. Mr....

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    Holmes and Watson listen to Mr. Jabez Wilson tell his story of the Red-Headed League. They both found the story to be fantastic and humorous. However, Sherlock tells Mr. Wilson that his problem...

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    In "The Red-Headed League," Mr. Wilson comes to Mr. Holmes for help, as he feels he has lost out on a very good job due to mysterious circumstances. Mr. Wilson tells Holmes and Watson that he had...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    "The Red-Headed League" was one of the earliest Sherlock Holmes stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published. As such, it contains more direct characterization of Holmes than later stories. Direct...

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    A common element in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries is that the endings work out perfectly due to Holmes' methods. However, sometimes the success of his crime solving depends...

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    In the story, “The Red-Headed League,” Sherlock Holmes’ client is a man named Jabez Wilson. He is about 60 years old and he runs a small pawn shop. He is a bachelor and does not have much...

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    A notorious criminal named John Clay is plotting to loot the Coburg branch of the City and Suburban Bank's underground strongroom of 30,000 French gold coins worth 30,000 British pounds. Just...

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    When Sherlock Holmes is listening to Jabez Wilson's complaint, Holmes' keen mind is making assumptions and deductions that never would have occurred to the "not over-bright pawnbroker." As Holmes...

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    C. The gold is an attraction for a potential thief. The story makes it pretty obvious that the gold is an attraction to a potential thief because it is all about how two thieves are actually trying...

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    During the interview, Holmes learns that the assistant's name is Vincent Spaulding. That he is around thirty years old. That he has a avid interest in photography and is always diving down into...

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    The answer to your multiple choice question is d. John Clay. Sherlock Holmes first hears this name when he asks his prospective client Jabez Wilson: “What is the name of this obliging youth?”...

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    In the story, Jabez Wilson, a London pawnbroker, is informed about an advertised position by his assistant, Vincent Spaulding. Spaulding tells Wilson that the position at the Red-Headed League is...

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    Jabez Wilson's assistant, who calls himself Vincent Spaulding, and his partner in crime, who calls himself Duncan Ross, are digging a tunnel from the cellar under Wilson's pawnshop to the basement...

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    It may seem too late for Jabez Wilson to be consulting Sherlock Holmes, since he has not only lost his job, but the Red-Headed League has been dissolved as of that morning. Sherlock Holmes points...

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    Jabez Wilson came to consult Sherlock Holmes because he had heard that the detective would sometimes help people for nothing if their cases interested him. After telling his story, Wilson says: "I...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    As one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes mystery stories, "The Red-Headed League" gave author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the opportunity to reveal a greater depth of character for Sherlock Holmes. The...

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    The climax occurs when the criminals are caught robbing the bank. The climax of a story is when things change, or the most exciting point. In a mystery, most of the time is spent trying to find...

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    When Watson comes to visit his friend Sherlock Holmes and meets Jabez Wilson for the first time, Watson amuses himself by trying to make deductions about Wilson in imitation of Holmes. But Watson...

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    Jabez Wilson tells a long back-story concerning how he came to be engaged at the Red-Headed League and had been receiving four pounds a week for eight weeks for copying articles out of the...

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    When Holmes first meets Dr. Watson in the novel A Study in Scarlet, he describes himself as "a consulting detective." There are many police detectives and many private detectives, but Holmes is the...

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    I wonder whether you are referring to the end of the action of the story, with Holmes, Watson, and the others capturing Clay and his accomplice or whether you are referring to the last line of the...

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    Jabez Wilson is the person who initially comes to Sherlock Holmes as a client in "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He himself has red hair. His assistant, Vincent Spaulding,...

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    Holmes had two objectives in going to Jabez Wilson's pawnshop. He wanted to take a look at Wilson's assistant and he wanted to examine the neighborhood. Holmes gets to look at the assistant who...

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    Arthur Conan Doyle frequently started his Sherlock Holmes stories with demonstrations of Sherlock Holmes' powers of deduction. In the case involving Jabez Wilson, Holmes explains his deductions...

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    Wilson’s assistant, Spaulding, brought him the advertisement and told him about the position. Everything about the Red-headed League was fake. You would think that name alone would make a person...

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    Jabez Wilson tells Sherlock Holmes a long back-story in connection with his request to have the detective help him regain his job with the Red-Headed League, or at least to find out why someone...

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    Peter Jones and Mr. Merryweather come into the story as it is nearing a climax. Jones is "the official police agent." He is from Scotland Yard. Mr. Merryweather is chairman of the bank directors....

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    Jabez Wilson tells Holmes and Watson that when he found the notice that the Red-Headed League had been dissolved, he immediately went to the landlord, who told him that the office had been rented...

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    When Holmes and Watson visit Saxe-Coburg Square, Holmes surprises Watson by beating on the pavement with his walking stick. Later he explains: "I was ascertaining whether the cellar stretched out...

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    Mr. Wilson is described as fat and red-faced, so he probably is not very active or inquisitive. Watson describes Mr. Wilson this way as being overweight and red in the face. I HAD CALLED upon my...

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    When Watson goes to Baker Street to rejoin Holmes that night, he finds that his friend has two visitors. On entering his room, I found Holmes in animated conversation with two men, one of whom I...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    The presenting problem in "The Red-Headed League" is brought to Sherlock Holmes by Jabez Wilson, who tells him and Watson a long story about how he became involved with the Red-Headed League and...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    Mr. Jabez Wilson consults Sherlock Holmes for the purpose of solving the mystery of his sudden loss of employment with the Red-Headed League. Accordingly, Wilson is a pawnbroker at Saxe-Coburg...

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    Although people who have not read the Sherlock Holmes books carefully, or only watched film versions, may dismiss Watson as bumbling and incompetent, that is not actually the case. Watson is a...

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    Jabez Wilson loves money. It is appropriate that he is a pawn broker because, like a banker, he lends money for interest. He was very pleased with his job at the offices of the Red-Headed League...

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle often has his narrator begin his stories with some description of Sherlock Holmes, but in the case of "The Red-Headed League" Watson says very little about Holmes at the...

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    Much of the pleasure we derive from reading Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes comes from enjoying Holmes' extraordinary displays of powers of observation and deduction. In the...

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    The story opens as Dr. Holmes visits the apartment of Sherlock Holmes who is interviewing a man with flaming red hair. As he apologizes for his intrusion, Holmes quickly leads him into another...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    Jabez Wilson, Holmes’s vividly red-headed client in this story, has an extraordinary tale to tell about the Red-Headed League which is apparently an organization that sets red-headed men like...

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    Holmes once again in this story shows an uncanny knack for being able to tell a lot about a person and his background from merely looking at their appearance and their dress. At the beginning of...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    The first thing Holmes does in the story is identify his new client, Jabez Williams, as a pawnbroker. Williams says he is looking for the Red-headed League after a representative gave him a job...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    The protagonist is a term that is used to describe the main character of a short story, who is normally opposed by the antagonist. In this short story, as with all of the Sherlock Holmes stories,...

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  • The Red-Headed League
    The fictional Red-Headed League, as Mr Wilson tells Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, was founded by a man called Ezekiah Hopkins. He himself was red-headed, and as a result of the prejudice and...

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    Holmes is suspicious of Mr. Wilson's assistant, and so he visits Wilson's shop and pretends to be seeking directions in order to make observations about the assistant's appearance. Before doing so,...

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    The first thing that arouses Holmes's suspicions is in hearing that Mr Jabez Wilson's new assistant in his shop, Vincent Spaulding, was perfectly willing to work for half the usual wage. This sets...

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    This question is easy to answer because Sherlock Holmes explains his whole line of thinking to his friend Dr. Watson at the end of the story, after the burglars have been arrested and the two men...

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    Jabez Wilson explains all the rules regarding his position with the League of Red-Headed Men at the beginning of the story, and Holmes explains all of his deductions to Watson at the end of the...

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    Your first two questions are interrelated, so I can answer them both without going against eNotes policy of answering only one question per posting. Mr. Merryweather, the pompous bank director, is...

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    In "The Red-Headed League," Dr. Watson is no longer sharing ooms at Baker Street with his friend Sherlock Holmes. He calls on him and finds him interviewing a man "with fiery red hair" whom Holmes...

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