And Then There Were None Essay

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     And Then There Were None, written by Agatha Christie is a thrilling tale of ten people invited to a remote island by an unseen figure who never appears throughout the story. All those who were invited have pasts that they are hiding and many things to fear. The guests are cast upon Indian Island, an island off the coast of England around the 1930s. Strangers to each other, slowly they reveal their shameful pasts. Coincidently, the name which they were invited by, Mr. U. N. Owen sounds similar to that of the word “unknown.” Among the characters is a Mr. Wargrave, a recently retired judge, who is intelligent, cold, and commanding. He takes leadership on the island after the killings begin. Wargrave is the first…show more content…
Before lunch, Dr. Armstrong finds the general dead of a blow to the head. The guests meet together and assume that one of them is the killer, considering they have looked about the island for any one person who might inhabit it. The tiring long day soon sends them to bed.      The next morning they awake to find that Rogers has been killed while chopping wood in preparation for breakfast. At this point, the guests feel certain the murders are being carried out according to the direction of the nursery rhyme. Also, they realize that the dining-room table initially featured ten Indian figures, but with each death one of the figures vanishes. Emily Brent separates herself from the group after feeling queasy after the events of the preceding days. She is soon found dead; her neck was injected with poison. Vera goes to take a bath, is startled by a piece of seaweed, and Blore, Lombard, and Armstrong run to help her while leaving Wargrave alone. Returning downstairs they find Wargrave in a judge’s robe and pronounce him dead by a shot to the forehead.      During the night another figure is removed from the table, Vera, Lombard, and Blore believe they must stay outside in open air to stay alive. Blore returns to the house to get food and is killed by a statue that is pushed out a second-floor window. Vera and Lombard retreat to the shore, where they find Armstrong’s drowned body on
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