Modernism In Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None

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Picked off one by one, ten indians soon became none. Ten people traveled to a mysterious island. None of them thought much of the invite and didn't expect the trip to take a wicked turn. The number of characters left on the island decreased as they were murdered one by one. They soon would figure out the murders were based off of the poem, "Ten Little Indians." The characters started going mad as they realized none of them would leave the island and that their deaths were drawing near. They realized that the murderer was one of them. The mystery of what character was the murderer is not revealed until the very end of the story. In Agatha Christie's, And Then There Were None, Agatha steps out of normality and uses forms of modernism. Her new way of writing draws readers in and keeps them questioning every character. In Agatha's book ten very different characters are invited to Indian Island. Little do the readers know that these characters all have one thing in common. Agatha shows off her new way of writing through inner monologues, themes of inner animals, and unreliable narrators. The novel uses inner monologues to explain the characters feelings. At one point in the story, Vera's mind got away from her. The other characters were getting plucked off one by one. At that point…show more content…
After all the characters are dead, Vera appears to have been the murderer. Little do the readers know that this is not the case. "They all rushed up and I took my pose as a murdered man (Christie 271)." This quote in Agatha's story tells us that Wargrave faked his own death. He is a prime example of an unreliable narrator. Agatha made it appear to us that Wargrave had been murdered. Never would the readers have came to the conclusion that he had faked his own death. This is the reason Wargrave was so unreliable. In this novel, unreliable narrators make the readers question every
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