And Then There Were None
On August 17,1940 in the afternoon eight quest was selected to attend a dinner in a mansion in a deserted island called Soldier Island, to meet two guest that are hosting this party. When arrived to the island the butler setting up dinner. In the meantime the eight guest was laughing and enjoying the party. Then someone spoke the the speakerphone that someone committed a murder out of the eight guest. Everyone was spooked on what was going on, they got even more upset when Anthony Marston was accused of causing the car accident. He then takes a drink and dies. They believe he committed suicide because he felt guilty. Everyone then go to bed with uneasiness. The next morning they find Mr.Rogers whos is found dead at the bedroom door. Everyone is Now really scared they then go look around the island for any suspect, but everyone then becomes as suspect. The third death of General Macarthur really stirs the pot for everyone. Soon, they are all ranting on and accusing each other one by one,trying to figure out the killer before everyone dies. To makes things even more suspicious is that everytime someone dies one of the ten soldier figures disappear from the room. Mr.Rogers the dies the next morning while cutting wood and Emily Brent dies right after from a bee sting. Later Justice Wargrave get shot through the head entertaining in judge’s robes. Everyone is losing it and that night Blore,Vera, and Lombard notice Dr.Armstrong was not in his room. They then suspects him for being the person that is killing everyone. While searching for Dr.Armstrong Blore then gets hit in the head by a marble clock that is made as a bear. Then this just leave Vera and Philip, which they still believed it was Dr.Armstrong. Then while still on the search they find Dr. Armstrong bloated body which they believe someone drowned him. This just leaves Vera and Philip. Vera then sneaks the gun over to herself and shoots Philip. She then heads back to the house and hangs herself. Later the police came to investigate the scenes of murders that was committed. They then found Vera chair standing up which means someone had came a pick the chair up which she knock over. Luckily the investigators found a washed up bottle that had a letter place inside it and they found out the killer was Lawrence Wargrave he admits he likes to kill things and watch them suffer. He was alive for sometime not until he killed himself with a rigged revolver to make it seem he died before Emily Brent.
The key characters in the book,one is, Vera Claythorne a former governess who comes to Indian Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to Mrs. Owen. Vera wants to escape a past in which she killed a small boy in her care.Vera is one of the most intelligent and capable characters in the novel, but she also suffers from attacks of hysteria, feels guilty about her crime, and reacts nervously to the mysterious events on the island.Emily Brent is accused of killing Beatrice Taylor, a servant whom she fired upon learning that Beatrice was pregnant out of wedlock. Unlike the other characters, Emily Brent feels convinced of her own righteousness and does not express the slightest remorse for her actions.Thomas Rogers continues to be a proper servant even after his wife is found dead and the bodies begin piling up. The recording accuses Rogers and his wife of letting their former employer die because they stood to inherit money from her. General John Gordon Macarthur is accused of sending a lieutenant Arthur Richmond to his death during World War I because Richmond was his wife’s lover. Once the first murders take place, Macarthur, already filled with feelings of guilt about his crime, becomes resigned to his death and sits by the sea waiting for it to come to him.Ethel Rogers is a frail woman, and the death of Tony Marston makes her faint. Wargrave believes her husband dominates her and that he masterminded their crime. Anthony Marston He killed two small children in a car accident caused by his speeding, but shows no remorse.
And Then There Were None took place 1939 on soldier island that was bases on a real island called Burgh Island on South Devon Coast. Where a large mansion is located, it is known for its high tides which gives it the setting on how the book should take place.
Murder: The reader also doesn’t know who the real murderer is because the murderer has not only fooled the other guests, but has the reader fooled as well. The idea that one of the guests is a murderer seems believable to the reader because there is another layer of murder underneath the action in the novel. Each guest tries to convince the others they are innocent of murder, but only the Rogers couple seems genuine about their innocence. After the first couple of murders, the guests reflect in their own minds on their actions and the accusations against them. The murderer
Guilt: What happens next is the two-sided coin of guilt there is criminal guilt, of which all the guests and the Rogers couple are accused, and there is the feeling of guilt, which accompanies some of the guests’ self-reflections on their involvement in the deaths of those people they have been accused of murdering. The murderer in And Then There Were None uses guilt as a tool to further his mission to commit mass murder, person by person. The first thing that happens to the guests after they eat dinner is an accusation that each of them has been responsible for the
Justice: The theme of justice is central to Justice Wargrave reasoning for choosing the particular victims he has collected on the island, as well as the victim on the mainland, Isaac Morris, who turns out to be the first person to be killed. Wargrave has a record created with a voice accusing all of the people on the island, including himself, of murder, and it becomes clear as people die, one by one, that whoever made the recording and ordered Rogers to play it for the guests wants to take matters of justice into his own hands. Wargrave kills Morris for
Race, class, gender,and religion: The original version of the novel used the racial epithet “nigger” instead of “Indian” for the rhyme, and when Miss Brent refers to the natives Philip Lombard left to die as “our black brothers,” Vera Claythorne laughs and thinks she is going to become “hysterical. The perception of women and their abilities varies in the novel from the stereotypical weak female who faints at the slightest shock to Vera Claythorne’s ability to snatch the gun from Philip Lombard, using the kind gesture of waving Dr. The stereotypes of people of color, black or Native American, that Christie perpetuates in the novel.
And Then There Were None