Morality of Murder in Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Morals are principles which help people to behave rightly. Also, they need to protect the rules. However, in Agatha Christie’s novel, Murder on the Orient Express, the characters act dishonestly: twelve passengers on the Orient Express murder Cassetti, they lie to the Belgian private detective, Hercule Poirot and the protagonist overlooks the passengers. Agatha Christie wrote these intensions fairly. From Murder on the Orient Express, the readers can learn that some set of morals are endorsed. Before the explanation of twelve passengers’ moral, the description of Ratchett’s background is essential. Ratchett’s real name is Cassetti. He kidnapped Daisy Armstrong and her parents paid 200,000 dollars for her return. However, the…show more content…
This person is unlike any of the passengers aboard the Stamboul-Calais coach. Hildegarde Schmidt tells Poirot she saw a man in a Wagon Lit Conductor's uniform moving quickly down the hallway that matched Hardman's description. The passengers attempt to create an enemy and a person that entered the train, murdered Ratchett and quickly left. The passengers use the idea of a typical murderer to convince Poirot that the mysterious person kills Ratchett. The twelve murderers use the concealment and the lie to hide their identities and erase any connection to the Armstrong case. In most mystery novels, the murderer must arrest and bring to the justice. In Murder on the Orient Express, there are multiple characters involved in the murder of an evil man, Ratchett. The investigator, Hercule Poirot, leaves it to the train director, M. Bouc, to decide whether to allow the possible solution that Rachett has been murdered by a single unknown intruder who escaped or to pursue the real solution that multiple characters executed Rachett as payment for his wrong doing. As the result, M Bouc chooses the first solution to protect the family. Poirot and Dr. Constantine agree. This means they ignore the multiple killers. This moral will not be acceptable. However, fully in sympathy with the Armstrong family, and feeling nothing but disgust, Poirot accepts Mrs. Hubbard’s appeal for committing the crime. There are other reasons why Poirot overlooks them. First, Ratchett is more evil

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