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And Then There Were None

By: Agatha Christie

Alicia Krebs

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None
By: Agatha Christie Setting
A fictional island, named Indian Island, Off the Coast of England. It is set in the 1930's. *also published as "Ten Little Indians."* Character Trace
A character that changed was the Judge Wargrave. At the beginning, no one suspected him. As the story progressed, people started wondering about him. He always helped organize the information and this was suspicious to some people. Then he was "killed" by the mystery killer, U.N. Owen. The people still living, no longer suspected him. When reading the epilogue, it tells you that the Judge, in fact, is the mass killer. In his letter, it uncovers his ways of killing and how he played dead. In the end, he ends up killing himself and making it look as somone else did it. This is why I think he is the character who changed the most. Theme
The theme of this book is justice. When you read most murder mystery books, you always think of who you think the murderer is. Then when you get to the end, you find out who it is, therefore, finding justice. I think it is important because if readers even have a simple problem, they most likely want to who started the problem. They are finding justice. Readers can use the ideas and actions of some of these characters to help them with their decision. They can use it in their everyday life. Rising Action
The rising action consists of two parts. The first is the gramophone record playing the first night at Indian Island. It tells all the guests who they are convicted with murdering and when. This sets up suspiction for everyone of eachother. The second is the "Ten Little Indians" poem that are in all the guests rooms (that you read above).The poem tells you how each guest will be killed based off this childhood poem Ten Little Inians
Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law,
One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Indian boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun;
On got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself and then there were none.
The climax is when the highly suspected (and the real murderer) "dies". Wargrave, the real murderer and judge, pretends to be dead so no one suspects him any more.
Falling Action
The falling action is when the rest of the characters die based on the poem. There is no one left on the island. There is a constant wondering left on the reader of who the murderer is (untill they read the epiloge). Resolution
The resolution is in the epiloge. It is when Wargrave writes a letter in a bottle, telling how he commited all these murders. Also, he told why he commited these murders and how we got the people to the island. It tells you everything. He puts this letter in the bottle and throws it into the ocean for someone to find it. Reactions
I loved this book because I am into the murder mystery books. I love the suspenction and the anticipation. They both make me want to keep reading sp you find out who the murderer is. Also, I love trying to figure out how it is by myself and seeing if I am correct. This book has not affected the way I look at the world, though.
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