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Sherlock Holmes: Red Headed League
Transcript of Sherlock Holmes: Red Headed League
The Red Headed League
: A Scotland Yard detective
: Manager of the Suburban Bank
Archie/Duncan Ross/William Morris
: John Clays partner in crime
Sherlock visits the store in disguise
During the Victorian Time, due to great disguises and intelligent criminals, cleverness was an essential for all people involved with the occupation of being a detective.
For Example, in the Red Headed League, Sherlock is required to have a greater amount of knowledge or intelligence to capture Vincent Spaulding (antagonist) in the act and almost outwits Sherlock.
to embarrass and annoy; mortify
a disposition in a will
to utter suddenly and briefly; exclaim
lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness
clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd
a seat for two or more persons
sincere; heartfelt; friendly
to begin; start
rather heavy or fat; stout
: Private detective, protagonist in the story
Dr John Watson
: Sherlock Holmes partner and narrator of the story
: London pawnbroker with fiery red hair
John Clay/Vincent Spaulding
: Notorious criminal that works in Wilsons' pawn shop
Antagonist, tries robbing the Suburban bank
Mr. Wilson is a pawnbroker with an
assistant named Vincent, who likes
to develop pictures in the basement.
The story begins with Mr. Wilson
telling Holmes and Watson about his
situation. Mr. Wilson was recently
hired to be a part of the red headed
league. For 8 weeks, Mr. Wilson would leave his shop for 4 hours to go to work. However, the league seemed to have completely vanished. The league was actually a scam to get Mr. Wilson out of his home. Meanwhile, his assistant would go to the basement and dig a hole that led to the bank, he and his team would later steal from.
During the Victorian Era disguises were very important to play off as another character.
Actors and actresses took their appearance very seriously, down to the last detail.
For Ex: in the Wagner's Text it explains how the actors used wax and makeup for every detail of the character that was being played.
This concept connects to the Red-Headed League because in the story "Vincent" convinced Mr. Wilson that he is a photographer and used the store basement to work on his pictures, but in reality he is planning and digging out a tunnel to steal the Suburban Bank. Mr. Wilson believes him and doesn't disturb Vincent while he is "working".
Another part of the story is when Sherlock dresses like a
Mr. Wilson is explaining to Sherlock about his problem