THE FIRST CHAPTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY; “THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE” THE REVIEW OF “ MR. JABEZ WILSON”
CHARACTERS 1. Sherlock Holmes a clever detective who is interested in unusual/interesting cases. 2. Dr. Watson best friend of Sherlock Holmes. 3. Mr. Jabez Wilson used to be a work man but now is the owner of a shop in London which is below his house (p.12/3 rd paragraph).
4. Vincent Spaulding a man who works as a assistant in Mr. Wilson’s shop (shopkeeper), interested in photography and spends lot of time in the cellar (p.14/4 th and 6 th paragraph). 5. Young girl a girl who cleans and cook in Mr. Wilson house (housekeeper) (p.14/7 th paragraph). 6.Ezekiah Hopkins a rich American man who died and left all his money to The Red-Headed League. He came from London and also had bright red hair like Mr. Wilson’s (p.15/4 th paragraph).
PLACE The story used London as a background place.
THE PLOT OF THE STORY Dr. Watson went to Sherlock Holmes’s house (p.11/first paragraph). Sherlock Holmes introduced Dr. Watson to Mr. Jabez Wilson (p.11/2 nd paragraph).
Mr. Jabez Wilson showed the advertisement in Morning Chronicle newspaper about The Red- Headed League to Holmes and Watson (p.11/last paragraph). Mr. Wilson explained about himself, Vincent Spaulding and the young girl who works at his house (p.14/1 st -6 th paragraph).
Detail explanation about The Red-Headed League which is a club for men with red hair and offers job with a good payment to men from London who has bright red hair only (p.15/4 th -6 th paragraph).
THE CASE What do you think is the unusual case in the story? Case: an incident or set of circumstances under official investigation by the police (oxford dictionary)