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And Then There Were None

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Shelby Waggoner

on 27 May 2015

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Transcript of And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None
Shelby Waggoner, Jasmine Autry, Sarah Park and Izzi Longoria.
Historical & Cultural Reference
Historical and cultural reference is used to give meaning to an earlier event that occurred. If there was a separate time when something happened that had a meaning to the current story, the author would add that in so it could tie things together. The rhyme has been referenced multiple time in the book, hence the name "And Then There Were None." This i a real poem used in present day time. The whole book is also based off of the poem. Every person dies according to how each soldier dies in "Ten Little Indians."
Personal Reflection
Clear and Complete Story
TIMELINE http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/and-then-there-were-none--4
Focused &
Narrow Theme
A focused and narrow theme means the book has an obvious theme to it. It focuses on one specific (or many) occurrences to create a theme. It isn't too complicated of a theme. The author, Agatha Christie looks at different responses to the burden of a guilty conscience. The first hours after the recorded voice reveals the guests’ crimes, each character has a different reflection of their guilt. The characters who publicly deny their crimes are tormented by guilt in private. General Macarthur, for instance, dismisses the claim that he killed his wife’s lover. By the next day, however, guilt overwhelms him that he resignedly waits to die. Dr. Armstrong is equally dismissive of the charges against him, but he soon starts dreaming about the woman who died on his operating table.
Narrative Techniques
Narrative techniques are used to make the story more clear. Examples of narrative techniques are foreshadowing, flashbacks, further info, etc. Agatha Christie uses foreshadowing, flashback, and back stories. Foreshadowing adds tension and psychological suspense builds. An example is the story changes perspective between the ten characters frequently to build suspense, even when they get murdered one by one. There is a poem that foreshadows how everyone will be murdered.
In this suspenseful drama, based on Agatha Christie's mystery tale, 10 strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests, including Judge Francis J. Quinncannon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Dr. Edward G. Armstrong (Walter Huston), and soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.
Personal reflection is when a certain person judges themselves about an event that occurred in their life. They reflect on how it has changed them as a person and how they feel about what has happened. There are many characters in our book that have the same summary of personal reflection. These people are all sent to an island because they are all guilty, or have guilt. They all reflect on their guilt based on who all dies or is murdered. There are 10 people and they are murdered. Before, all of the characters dealt with an incident of murder where it was their fault. Since they are all guilty of this, then they will all blame themselves for a murder that occurs on the island. Guilt begins to take over and they all reflect based on who they think they killed or who they think someone else killed.
This link explains how much guilt can take over and what guilt is.

A clear and complete story is a story
that has an opening that is understandable and easy to follow along. It is also when, throughout the book, you do not get confused as to where people are or what is going on. Our story is clear and complete
because it tells us exactly who died and how they died.
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