Analysis Of The Three Act Tragedy By Agatha Christie
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Being rich isn’t always a fun life. Especially when you show up at a dinner party and a guest is murdered! I read, The Three Act Tragedy, by Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie has written many popular novels, such as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. The genre of The Three Act Tragedy is mystery. The Three Act Tragedy is about an actor whom hosts a dinner party at his home. Cocktails are served. After one sip the local rector dies. The death is ruled natural causes, although some believe it is murder. In this report, you will hear about all three acts of the book, the characters, the setting, and who killed three innocent people.
Sir Charles Cartwright is a middle-aged man, who…show more content…
Except for Sir Charles, Mr. Satterthwaite, and Poirot. Oliver Manders also make an unexpected appearance at the party after he wrecks his motorcycle right outside the doctor 's home. While enjoying dinner, the doctor 's new temporary butler Ellis delivers him a message that a new patient, Mrs. De Rushbridger, has arrived at the sanatorium. The climax of the story takes place in the events after dinner. Dr. Strange has his new butler Ellis serve cocktails. One sip of his cocktail and the doctor drops dead. The police come and declare murder! No poison is found in the glass, but is later found in the body of Dr. Strange. The body of Mr. Babington is exhumed and examined, the results come back and prove that Mr. Babington died of nicotine poison, ruling it as murder.
After hearing about the death of their dear friend, Sir Charles and Mr. Satterthwaite return to investigate the murders with Egg. They start by questioning all the staff members. One maid in particular tells them about the doctor suddenly giving his butler a two month vacation, two weeks before his murder. The doctor hired Ellis, who mysteriously disappeared after the murder of his employer. The two men search Ellis’ room and find hidden letters suggesting that Ellis was blackmailing Dr. Strange. Then, Poirot meets up with Sir Charles, Mr. Satterthwaite, and Egg in London to offer his help in the investigation.