And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
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And Then There Were None

In Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, the characters die in accordance with a children's nursery rhyme, copies of which are hanging in each of the guest rooms. The first line of the rhyme...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2020, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In And Then There Were None, Christie often uses figurative language to evoke the distinctive setting and to create memorable characters. Because of the nature of Vera’s offense and the remote...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2021, 6:56 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 7 of Agatha Christie classic mystery novel And Then There Were None, Captain Philip Lombard remarks that if Mr. Owen—Ulick Norman Owen, Mr. Unknown Owen—was still on the island, it would...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2020, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

There are many animal images in this novel. Agatha Christie reduces them all to animals as they fight for survival. As Lombard is getting ready for dinner, he moved "like a panther, smoothly and...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2011, 6:00 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Dr. Armstrong was a wealthy and successful doctor, but he had a problem with alcohol. He operated on a patient several years back while under the influence of alcohol, and something went terribly...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010, 11:51 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, all ten of the characters invited to the island have committed a crime or moral offense which resulted in the death of another person, but all had...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021, 5:53 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

There are several themes in And Then There Were None, but the central theme is one to which Agatha Christie returns again and again in her work: the connection between legal and moral guilt. Mr....

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 10:26 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The first two chapters of And Then There Were None contain a great deal of foreshadowing, relating to future plot events of the story (and even, perhaps, to the identity of the killer). As the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2021, 8:40 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

At the end of And Then There Were None, the reader learns the reasons that the killer, Justice Wargrave, devised and carried out the elaborate plan to kill the people he lured to Indian Island....

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 8:58 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Christie builds suspense, first, in the mysterious way each of the guests is summoned to the island, none of them knowing the host. Following that, the mysterious record plays, accusing them all of...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2018, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The following stanza in the nursery rhyme in And Then There Were None gives us a clue as to the killer: Four little soldier boys going out to sea;A red herring swallowed one and then there were...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019, 12:46 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The first part of the two-part epilogue of Agatha Christie's popular murder mystery And Then There Were None, contains the deductions of Assistant Commissioner Sir Thomas Legge and Inspector Maine...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2020, 12:15 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Although Agatha Christie focuses primarily on the dark side of human nature in her murder-mystery novel And Then There Were None, she does take a moment now and then to provide examples of the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2020, 3:47 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None, the dinner guests are all accused of murder. This accusation shocks them, and they all respond with various forms of indignation and shock. Mr....

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019, 1:05 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

There are many instances of irony in this text. One of the first is when Miss Vera Claythorne observes and reads the poem above the fireplace. The poem is about ten little soldier boys who each...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 9:22 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

By this point, early in chapter 6, Mrs. Rogers has become the second person to die on the island. In response, Miss Brent declares this death to have been an act of God, stating: You regard it as...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2020, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Judge Wargrave hired Mr. Isaac Morris to make all the arrangements to get his victims to Indian Island, to get the recording done accusing them of guilt, and to inform the townspeople to ignore any...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2020, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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There are many reasons the murderer might have dressed up the judge, and they are not explicitly stated. However, the reader can assume that the murderer dressed up Justice Wargrave so that his...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020, 8:56 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

From the book's very beginning, Mr. U. N. Owen is always depicted as an enigmatic figure. This is actually an important detail within Christie's work: in fact, it is the central conceit around...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2020, 11:26 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 10 of And Then There Were None, Emily Brent finds the words "The Murderer's name is Beatrice Taylor" written in her notebook. She does not know whether she wrote the words herself or...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Someone's going around bumping off the guests on Soldier Island. He or she is picking them off one by one. This generates an atmosphere of sheer terror on the island. Everyone is scared out of...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018, 6:34 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In the epilogue Sir Thomas Legge, Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard asks Inspector Maine why the people of the town didn't realize something was wrong. The Inspector tells him that a man by...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012, 7:05 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer suggests or hints to the reader at something that is yet to come out into the open. It is a technique that helps builds suspense. Four instances...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020, 5:53 pm (UTC)

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There are ten characters, including the judge, who is the killer in the story. Dr. Armstrong - a doctor with a drinking problem who operated on a woman while he was drunk. William Blore who...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2009, 10:09 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Mr. Lombard is saying that sometimes deeds are committed that are, morally speaking, criminal, but they are permissible in the eyes of the law. Therefore, these misdeeds can not be "brought back"...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2019, 4:13 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Blore is killed when his head is crushed by "a great block of white marble" which has apparently been dropped from a window above the area where he has been walking. At the time Blore is killed,...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2010, 5:31 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

There are eight characters who are invited to the mansion that exists on Indian Island. Additionally, the story includes the housekeeping couple who caretake the property. The eight characters are...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019, 2:29 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

After Mrs. Ethel Rogers becomes the second guest on the island to die, speculation immediately arises as to her cause of death. Emily Brent is convinced that Mrs. Rogers died of a guilty...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2020, 1:55 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Like all the assembled guests at the luxury mansion, it turns out that General Macarthur and Vera Claythorne have, in the past, been responsible for other people's deaths. In the case of General...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020, 5:45 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 5, Rogers looks at the dining room table that had originally had ten china figures of soldiers. He notices something is different about them and says to himself, “That’s a rum go! I...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020, 5:39 pm (UTC)

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In any story, a dynamic character usually experiences a change of some sort, whether it is a change in personality, character, lifestyle. On the other hand, static characters tend to display...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2015, 5:49 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In Chapter 8 of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Dr. Armstrong, Captain Lombard, and Mr. Blore have decided to search the island for their mysterious host, U. N. Owen. They believe that...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2020, 2:42 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 9 of And Then There Were None, Rogers mentions that there will be tinned food for lunch. The longer they are cut off from the mainland, the less fresh food will be available. When...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020, 8:52 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie was a British crime writer. When she first wrote the story, the nursery rhyme she uses at the beginning was from a British nursery rhyme. When it was published in the United...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2013, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Philip Lombard said: "She's not a hysterical type." Armstrong agreed. "Oh, no. Good healthy sensible girl. Just the sudden shock. It might happen to anybody." (Chapter 11) Just two days earlier,...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020, 1:19 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 12 of And Then There Were None, the unfortunate Miss Emily Brent becomes the fifth victim of the crazed murderer stalking the island. Ironically, some of the other guests believed that...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

There are a few reasons why Mr. Narracott, the boatman who brought all the guests to the island, does not return at this point. The primary reason is the weather. Even though the storm is gone, its...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

After the storm on the night of Dr. Armstrong's disappearance, the weather is fine again. Vera Claythorne and Philip Lombard are looking out to sea when Lombard notices what he thinks must be a...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The setting of And Then There Were None has two elements, the island and the house, which have some common features but mostly present a contrast. The third-person narrator and the characters...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The main events of And Then There Were None in chronological order are as follows. The eight guests all arrive at Indian Island. They are Anthony Marston, General Macarthur, Emily Brent, Dr....

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Mr. Justice Wargrave is the first to tell his story. He is calm, collected, and precise as he recounts the trial of Edward Seton. He is quite clear that he did nothing wrong, but Dr. Armstrong...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2020, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, there are six red herrings in chapter 16. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a red herring is “something that distracts...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 12:33 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Blore had assumed an alias in introducing himself to the members of the party on Indian Island. He is known to them as Mr. Davis, from Natal, South Africa. Blore had just finished reading a...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2009, 9:11 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 12 of Agatha Christie's murder mystery And Then There Were None, Miss Emily Brent is sitting at breakfast with the six survivors. Emily had cooked the eggs while Vera Claythorne did her...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

A protagonist is not always the hero of the story. He is a central figure of a story. It is common for the story to be ABOUT the protagonist. In this case. It was about Lawrence Wargrave, who if...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2011, 5:04 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, And Then There Were None, all the characters have some kind of fatal flaw which leads to the death of an acquaintance. For instance, Anthony Marston is...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2010, 8:15 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Red Herrings are a popular technique among writers of mystery novels, plays, television and film. They are meant to throw the reader off the trail of the killer purposely for a time. In other...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011, 9:44 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

The characters in And Then There Were None are being picked off one by one by a brutal murderer. What's more, no one has the faintest idea who's doing all the killing. It's a scary situation, and...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2018, 11:38 am (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

In chapter 14 of And Then There Were None, having laid out Mr. Justice Wargrave in his room, Vera Claythorne, Dr, Armstrong, Philip Lombard, and William Blore all retire to their rooms for the...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 3:30 pm (UTC)

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And Then There Were None

Following is a listing of the order of deaths in Agatha Christie's murder-mystery novel And Then There Were None, with the cause of death of each character, the reason for that character's death,...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020, 10:29 pm (UTC)

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