Dangers Of Human Trafficking In Murder The Orient Express By Agatha Christie

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Human trafficking can be defined as “organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited.” (Merriam-Webster) This crime is a common occurrence and more than 20 million people are estimated to be affected by trafficking according to The International Labour Organization. (Gale Student Resources in Context) And, in the U.S., “The U.S. State Department estimates that some 800,000 people, mostly women and children, are trafficked each across international borders to be exploited for sex and labor.” (Tell Me More) Using the sources Gale Student Resources in Context, The Economist, Tell Me More, Agatha Christie, Crime + Investigation and, Merriam-Webster, I learned that human trafficking is a substantial issue that can be combated with societal progress and awareness. Over time, human trafficking has become an issue more and more people are aware of due to more media attention on the practice and dangers surrounding human trafficking. …show more content…

This case caused massive public outrage and was the reason behind the murder of Cassetti. The people on the train behind the murder had connections to the Armstrong family and therefore view the kidnapping as a heinous crime that all passengers are disgusted by. For instance, after being informed of the details surrounding the case Cassetti was responsible for, he exclaims, “I cannot regret that he is dead- not at all!” (Christie) The way Agatha Christie had the characters respond to the crime created more awareness and contempt for the real life

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