In my opinion I thought that this book was a very good book. In this chapter I will describe the setting, theme, plot and conflict etc. This book had a few different settings like
Written by Mystery’s number one best selling author, this book is promised to keep you on the edge of your seat. Ten people are brave enough to venture out to an island, invited by a unknown host that is nowhere to be found. The guests have nothing in common except a wicked past. Their fate is sealed by a murder that kills each of the guests off one by one, and only the dead are above suspicion. In the novel And Then There Were None written by Agatha Christie, the mystery elements that were used were: main conflict, setting, characterization, and the author’s techniques of giving clues.
For instance, the author’s use of characters: Sanger Rainsford, General Zaroff, Whitney, and Ivan, help to give the story meaning. Sanger Zaroff, a world-renowned big-game hunter, intelligent and experienced, Rainsford uses his wits and physical abilities to outwit General Zaroff: “I hope the jaguar guns have come from Purdey’s. We should have some good hunting up the Amazon.” Hiding from Zaroff, he recalls his days fighting in the trenches of World War I, where he witnessed unimaginable violence: “Rainsford had dug himself in France when a second’s delay meant death. That had been a placid pastime compared to his digging now.” At the same time, the three-day chase reverses his life of privilege and ease, forcing him to sacrifice comfort and luxury to survive. General
The second reason that And Then There Were None should be on a high school Summer- reading list is because the plotline is extremely suspenseful. Take, for instance, the Indian figurines. […]What is suspenseful about this missing little china statue is that every day, one person is murdered, or, disappears. This suspense makes for a great summer reading book because teens especially need to be hooked on a book when there are so many other activities to compete for their time, such as sports. The best way is to find a book that is exciting. “There's nothing like a book you just can't put down” (“Thriller and Suspense Books for Teens”). The disappearing Indians, indicating a murder each day, do, in fact, provide suspense that just can’t be put
The characters bring a riveting story to life when reading. Throughout the book, I felt emotions left and right for the characters and what they were going through. There is a lot of mystery and questioning that will be answered later in the book, but once its done, there are still many questions being asked. when I look for a book, that is something that stands out to me because I really want to read more, and when you have that reaction to a book, that means it was worth reading. I found this book remarkable because of the behaviors, characteristics, and decisions that the characters make, and I recommend this book to everyone, even if they don’t like to
The subjects of And Then There Were None help to classify it as part of the horror genre, as Russell claims is how the horror genre is often defined. An unknown murderer strikes fear into their victims as they pick them off one by one in a previously planned order and manner, wanting "something theatrical, impossible" (Christie 287). In chapter 3, a gramophone record accuses each guest of murder, as they each have been responsible for another person's death and their host considers them each guilty. Then, as more guests die, they soon come to a realisation that the killer is one of them and begin to be wary of each other. Therefore, the subject is one reason that And Then There Was None is part of the horror genre.
Agatha Christie uses characterization to show the evil side of human nature, in her mystery novel And Then There Were None, through three important characters, which include Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard, and Justice Wargrave. Christie shows characterization through Vera by making her a Dynamic character. Vera changes through the course of the work by influence of the life threatening situation that is going on around her. Furthermore, Vera changes from a proper and polite woman, to a woman who will do anything to survive. “Vera Claythorne, tired by some recent strenuous term at school, thought to herself-‘Being a games mistress in a
I really enjoyed the book because from the beginning it started giving background information about the characters, which really helped me see how they became the person we see in the book. Also the book does a wonderful job at painting pictures in your head. One part described the city as “… a ceaseless passage of carriages, trains, and grip cars all with iron clad wheels that struck the pavement like rolling hammers.” With that description I could see the cars and hear the wheels, plus it just helps me understand the book a little better.
In addition to having intriguing characters in a story, Agatha Christie also did a great job at adding a good deal of suspense to her stories. The way that she wrote plots and revealed each event to the reader made readers never want to put down the book. In And Then There Were None, Christie writes the quote, “It is perfectly clear. Mr. Owen is one of us.…” (Christie 101). This builds a great amount of
The author is very descriptive and gives readers a lot of information. Sentences like “The wait was electric, for Chicago was a prideful place” (13) are very formal and hold the character of that time. The author’s style is descriptive, and thoroughly narrates events. Sentences like “mounds of quicklime; a large kiln; a dissection table stained with what seemed to be blood” are very descriptive and add to the eerie feeling that readers get (364). The words the author chose helped readers know how they are supposed to feel about certain subjects. An example is the sentence “He possessed them all and reveled in his possession” (350). This sentence makes readers such as myself feel uncomfortable and adds to the depiction of Holmes. His wording helped readers understand his characters. This books serves as a reminder for other books like Great Gatsby but heavily contrasts Great Gatsby in the fact that it depicts much more gruesome events and is a darker read that Gatsby. The author also uses a lot of paragraph breaks to try to highlight something that is important for readers to not. The book was easy to read but packed with information. The author also implies a lot of things instead of outrightly stating
Characters: Although there were a reasonable amount of characters in the story, there were only two that were important and consistent throughout the book. The others didn’t have much of an impact into the story.
Agatha Christie, author of the murder mystery And Then There Were None, used foreshadowing and both external and internal conflict to portray the theme of her novel that justice can be served for the crimes that go unpunished. Christie used these elements because she enjoyed mystery and she liked to keep her readers engaged while reading. Agatha Christie is still considered one of the best, if not, the best murder mystery writer today because she wrote the first murder mystery novel and she wrote many more after that that was well loved by people.
My class and I recently read the book And Then There Were None. In the story, there was a poem about indians that was put on the wall. This poem had a significant role upon the story that we read. This poem was what the murderer followed when he was killing the people in the story. I will discuss a few of the lines of the poem and how that person died in accordance to the line. The first line of the poem reads: Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. This was prefiguring when one of the people was poisoned when him and the others were eating and drinking. The killer followed closely to this line of the poem so he could strike fear into the guests, and so he could also let the people start
Thesis: Agatha Christie's unique way of writing mysteries to capture the audiences attention in her interesting plots, mind-boggling detectives, and the quietude of her settings to create the perfect mystery.