And Then There Were None Critical Analysis

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Recently, on Straffordburgs Road in Kenton County, Kentucky, fifty-seven year old Daniel Gries was recklessly driving down the wrong side of the road. Heavily under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, Gries had no worries in the world of driving fastly over the speed limit of fifty-five miles per hour. Then in instant, he crashed head on into a car, taking the lives of all five family members. Today, he faces five charges of manslaughter. Gries poor decisions lead him to mistakenly kill a beloved family. The novel “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie reflects ten similar cases. Ten strangers, all involved in someone’s death, are lured to an island. There, they are punished for their past actions, by awaiting their unescapable death. Yes there are degrees of a responsibility in a person’s death, but not all actions involved in the death should be punished if they were unintentional or a mistake. Actions may have an effect on a person’s death, but those actions should not…show more content…
It is a prove fact that no human being is perfect, everybody makes mistakes at one time or another. If a person commits a mistake that leads to another person’s death, they should not be held accountable for murder. Tony Marston, a leading character in “And Then There Were None”, ran over two kids. He describes the horrific event claiming, “Well, I was thinking- for me - but of course, you’re right, sir, it was damned bad luck on them. Of course it was a pure accident. They rushed out of some cottage or other” (Christie 68). Marston acknowledges the fact that he took two kid’s live, but he also explains the whole situation was an accident. An accident happened when two kids ran out in front of his car and he did not have time to stop. Accidents, unfortunate incidents that happen unexpectedly and unintentionally, in a person’s death should not be
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