And Then There Were None Justice Analysis

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Injustice versus Justice in And Then There Were None Everyone has varying opinions on the definition of justice and injustice, and acts of which may be seen as fair or unfair to different individuals. A dictionary says that justice is the quality of being just; righteousness; equitableness; or moral rightness. It also states that injustice is the violation of rights of others, or unjust or unfair treatment. In Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, ten people are dead, and the claims are the deaths of those people are acts of justice. In And Then There Were None, the justice is not served in the death of the ten people because it is not known whether they are truly guilty or not. Towards the end of the book, a quote shows that the man who actually kills the people on the island is choosing to kill them to serve justice whether they are …show more content…

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“The novel Ten Little Indians (also titled And Then There Were None) was published in
1939 and the play version in 1944. Except for their different endings, as we shall discuss, the two works are essentially the same. (3) After receiving mysterious invitations, eight people arrive on Indian island, having been preceded by the servants Thomas and Ethel
Rogers. It soon becomes evident that all ten people are marked for death for crimes they have committed but have not been punished for. Instead of enjoying a weekend as guests of their mysterious benefactor Ulick Norman Owen, the visitors are stalked relentlessly by death. The means by which they are dispatched involve the metronomic working out of the nursery rhyme "The Little Indians." As each victim is killed in concert with the way the little Indian boys die, an Indian figure is stealthily removed from the collection of figurines in the living room of the house. Thus, the story consists of a seemingly inevitable countdown to zero or nothingness”

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