Essay Topic 1
Describe Mary Russell. What kind of person is she? What are her traits? Is she a believable character? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
How are Russell and Holmes related? Describe their relationship. Is their relationship traditional for the time and situation? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the scheme hatched by Scheimann and Ketteridge including those subtleties that are not immediately evident. How do historical references to the novel, "The Hounds of Baskerville" play into the scheme?
Essay Topic 4
The majority of the action is set on the moor. Describe the setting. What is the significance of the setting? How does the setting contribute to the story?
Essay Topic 5
Holmes is considered a major character in this story. Describe Holmes as he is seen in this story. Is he presented in this story as you expected? Why or why not.
Essay Topic 6
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