The Mystery And Then There Were None Essay

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Crime/Punishment: In the mystery And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, Dr. Armstrong was one of the victims of Justice Wargrave. In the Swan Song, he was charged with being the cause of the death of Louisa Mary Clees. Dr. Armstrong had operated on Louisa Mary Clees while he was drunk. The operation that he was called should have been a simple procedure with not much risk, but he thought he could handle it even though he was drunk. Louisa Mary Clees died during the operation. Although he was never caught for his crime, he was punished by Justice Wargrave when he was pushed by him off of a cliff and drowned. Armstrong was the seventh to die leaving three left. Symbol: Explanation: I chose a syringe to represent Dr. Armstrong for a few reasons. First of all, the most obvious of the reasons, he brought a syringe with him to the island and he was a doctor. Next, this…show more content…
The house the victims stayed in did not have an eerie or sinister atmosphere, like your typical mystery, but it was described as “low and square and modern-looking with rounded windows letting in all the light.” You would expect a house that ten people were sent to to be murdered in would be dark, old, and creepy. So in a way, the setting added an element of suspense for the reader, since you wouldn’t expect that this be the setting for this particular situation. The island itself did give the eerie, dark mood that you would expect in a mystery novel. The weather was constantly stormy. Even the location of the island gave the reader a mysterious or sinister feeling. It was just far enough away you couldn’t swim, and the condition had to be perfect to get there by boat. The setting was important to the book because it set the mood and the weather descriptions given throughout show foreshadowing. For example, they noticed it was getting stormy, and then people started to be killed
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