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How does the story of Holmes' murders affect your understanding of the rest of the text?  

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This is kind of an odd question, as I cannot really tell what its intentis. "Affect your understanding" is the phrase which is unclear. This question no doubt came from one of your professors, so it may not be particularly clear to you, either. It seems to me the question is asking how knowing about Holmes's murders impacts one's reading of the rest of the story. If...

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