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And Then There Were None

How do the characters die in "And Then There Were None"?

As stated very well above, the characters in Agatha Christie's book die according to the way the characters die in the song "Ten Little Indians." To provide a broader context, the characters in the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2017 11:15 am UTC

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Foreshadowing In And Then There Were None

Christie peppers chapters 1 and 2 of And Then There Were None with foreshadowing comments and thoughts, some of them ironic. For example, in chapter 1, Lombard recalls Isaac Morris, the man who...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016 7:55 pm UTC

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What are some examples of figurative language in the book And Then There Were None?   What examples are there of...

There are many examples of figurative language in this book. Idioms: an idiom is an expression that has a different meaning than one would expect from just the meaning of the words. For example:...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2012 10:21 am UTC

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What are some examples of animal imagery?

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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How does Agatha Christie build suspense in 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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What are the terms used to describe Mr. Owen as the mysterious, unknown, unseen host in And Then There Were None? Who...

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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In And Then There Were None,what are three red herrings? Please,if possible,include what chapter they occur in. Thanks

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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What is Dr. Armstrong's crime in the story "And Then There Were None"? What is his crime? What is his murder? How...

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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In the book And Then There Were None, how do the guests react to the accusations?

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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What are the jobs of the characters from "And Then There Were None" before going to the island?

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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In the book And Then There Were None, why didn't the boat with food ever come back even though Justice Wargrave was...

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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What does everyone say is unusual when they arrive on the island?

Chapter Two describes the arrival of the eight guests on the island. The guests are met by Thomas and Ethel Rogers, the butler and cook/housekeeper respectively. Agatha Christie lets us in on the...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016 9:36 pm UTC

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What are a few moments of suspense in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None?

That the characters are being picked off one by one generates much of the story's suspense. We don't know who's committing these brutal murders or why, but the fact that these hideous crimes are...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2019 10:52 am UTC

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What is Dr. Armstrong's crime in "And Then There Were None"? Please make it about a paragraph :)

In Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," ten guests are invited to an island. When they arrive there, it turns out that each of the quests has been invited because they have committed a...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2009 10:31 pm UTC

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In Agatha Cristie's And Then There Were None, why did each character get invited to Indian Island?

In Agatha Christie's craftily written mystery thriller "And Then There Were None," there is a discrepancy between the reasons why each guest thinks he or she has been invited to Indian Island, just...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2015 8:09 am UTC

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In chapter 7, what did Mr. lombard mean when he said, "There are crimes that cannot be brought home to their...

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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What are 6 red herrings in chapter 16 of And Then There Were None? I also need to know why they are red herrings.

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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What are examples of figurative language in the book "And There Were None" by Agatha Christie.

On the first page, we encounter synecdoche, a figure of speech where a part of something stands for the whole, when we read the Mr. Wargrave "ran an interested eye" over the newspaper. Clearly,...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018 12:53 pm UTC

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What is the relationship of the host and the guests in And Then There Were None?

There is no relationship between the guests and their host. They all believe someone different has invited them to the island. Mr. Justice Wargrave thinks it is Constance Culmington, a woman he...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 10:43 am UTC

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What is the centerpiece on the table at dinner?

The ten china figurines on the dinner table allude to the "Ten Little Indians" nursery rhyme, which is framed on the wall of each bedroom. They also represent the guests on Indian Island who are...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018 9:25 am UTC

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How does Christie use dramatic irony in this first chapter? What is the effect of this dramatic irony on the reader?

Dramatic irony exists when the reader, or the viewer knows more about the story than the characters. In Chapter 1, Agatha Christie introduces the reader to the characters, each has been invited to...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2009 10:01 pm UTC

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Chapter 9. What is the meaning of the phrase "Forewarned is forearms?

Let me start by giving the full context of the quote: “From now on, it is our task to suspect [everyone] among us. Forewarned is forearmed. Take no risks and be alert to danger.” Though this is...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020 12:38 am UTC

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How does the third section of the nursery rhyme in chapter 9 of And Then There Were None correspond to General...

When General Macarthur is the third person to die in mysterious circumstances on Indian Island, Dr. Armstrong tells the other guests the cause of death. The general, he says, "was hit with a life...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020 1:06 am UTC

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How does Agatha Christie create suspense in And Then There Were None?

Christie creates suspense in And Then There Were None in multiple ways. Suspense is a feeling of anxiety or uncertainty that occurs when people don't know how a situation (or book) is going to turn...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 12:50 am UTC

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When we encounter Emily Brent at work with her diary, why would she write down THE MURDERER'S NAME IS BEATRICE...

Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, "And Then There Were None," is a version of the "locked room" type of mystery. A group of people gather at an island home, only to be cut off from the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2010 7:32 am UTC

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What does Judge Wargrave notice about the names "Blore" and "Mr. Davis" in Ten Little Indians? What does Blore reveal...

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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What are examples of human nature in 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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Which characters are static and which are dynamic?  

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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What was Mr. Justice Wargrave accused of?

Justice Wargrave is one of the eight people invited to an island near Devon, England. Wargrave is a retired judge. The voice on the recording played for the guests accuses each of them of murder....

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018 3:25 am UTC

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How is Blore killed in And Then There Were None, otherwise known as Ten Little Indians?

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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How did the characters of Ten Little Indians die? 

Agatha Christie's mystery novel, Ten Little Indians, meets all the requirements of a detective thriller such as readers have come to expect of her. The characters are strangers when they meet on a,...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

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In chapter 7 of And Then There Were None, compare and contrast Emily Brent and Vera Claythrone.

In chapter 7, Emily Brent tells Vera Claythorne about an incident in her past, which will later be revealed as the reason that Emily was summoned to the island. During their walk on the beach...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2020 6:18 pm UTC

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What happens in the nightmare that Armstrong has that first night in Chapter 6 of Ten Little Indians? Who does the...

On his first night on Indian Island, Dr. Armstrong dreams that he is in the operating room. It is very hot, and his hands are so clammy that it is difficult to hold the scalpel firmly. The...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2009 7:13 am UTC

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How does Lombard handle Vera's question about her new employer?

In a few words, he changes the subject. In chapter 2 of Agatha Christie's novel And Then There Was None, some of the guests meet while waiting for a taxi on their way to their mysterious...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 5:44 pm UTC

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Who are the dynamic and static characters in the book And Then There Were None?

And Then There Were None functions as a mystery on several levels, from the characters' initial questions about the reasons they were taken to the island, through the manner and sequence of their...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018 2:18 am UTC

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How is General Macarthur killed? What does this death tell the rest about U.N Owen's plans for them? What is...

General Macarthur accepts that his guilt for sending his wife's lover to his death has finally caught up with him, and he resigns himself to his fate. All of the others on the island have been...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2010 12:55 am UTC

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Who are the ten characters invited to Indian Island? What crimes are they are accused of?

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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Discuss the analogy Agatha Christie uses with a zoo in chapter 15 of And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were None is, in many respects, a psychological thriller, examining themes of guilt and culpability through its various characters. Each of them is responsible for the deaths of...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020 9:19 pm UTC

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What's an example of an indicator of class status in And Then There Were None?

A close look at the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers gives a great indication of class and status. The archetypal "servant" characters when Agatha Christie was writing her mysteries were people...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 2:35 am UTC

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In chapter 6 of And Then There Were None, explain the statement made by Justice Wargrave about Providence.

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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Find several examples of foreshadowing chapter 5 of 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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Why does the killer justify his actions in 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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What is the setting of 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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What do Blore, Lombard, and Armstrong uncover as they search the island for this lunatic?

In Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, eight strangers are brought to an island off the coast of Devon by a mysterious man name U. N. Own, where they are each revealed to have caused the...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016 11:06 pm UTC

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Describe General Macarthur's behavior in chapter 8 of And Then There Were None. What is he doing?  

By the time we reach chapter 8 of And Then There Were None, two of the guests, Anthony Marston and Mrs. Ethel Rogers, have already died. It's frighteningly obvious to everyone that they didn't...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2020 2:40 pm UTC

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What are some analogies used in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None? 

Agatha Christie uses a number of analogies throughout her mystery novel And Then There Were None. In chapter 9, part I, Lombard says to Blore: "We're all in the same boat. We've got to pull...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 3:45 am UTC

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In And Then There Were None, which characters are static, and which are dynamic?

First, it’s important to make sure that you keep static and dynamic straight when you’re reading. Static characters are those who do not go through a change or transition throughout the text....

Latest answer posted July 23, 2019 12:27 am UTC

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“You'll be glad, too, when the end comes.” When and where was this said in And Then There Were None?

This line is delivered by General Macarthur and it occurs in chapter 8, after the first day has passed. Earlier in the chapter it is clarified that Vera felt restless the entire morning, so this...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 6:02 pm UTC

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In chapter 7 of And Then There Were None, who was Miss Beatrice Taylor, and what did she do?

Beatrice Taylor was a girl who worked as a domestic servant for Miss Emily Brent. According to her former employer, Beatrice had "nice manners and was very clean and willing." Miss Brent was...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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What is the function of rhyme in "And Then There Were None"? Does it provide an underlying analogy about the nature...

The nursery rhyme is mainly a plot device. The original rhyme "Ten Little Indians" concerns the unpleasant fate of a group of ten young Native Americans. At the start of the nursery rhyme, there...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2018 9:07 am UTC

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