Theme Of Suspense In And Then There Were None

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The Suspense and Surprise in And Then There Were None Although every well-written murder mystery has not fixed mode because the writers of detective story always want to give their readers a unique feeling, suspense and surprise are essential and indispensable features in a well-written murder mystery. (Alewyn 184) In Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, she fully combines suspense and surprise, through the omniscient point of view and poignant plot. Therefore, And Then There Were None is a well-written murder mystery. The omniscient point of view means the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story. (Abrams 233) Plot is the series of events that form the story of a novel, play, and film (Abrams 294). I will show the suspense and surprise through the analysis of the narration, rising action, climax, and falling action as well as use specific textual evidence from this fiction novel to prove it. In And Then There Were None, the writer uses the omniscient point of view to describe characters. In other words, she uses God 's perspective to observe characters, which can tell readers everything about this story and give readers a feeling of the whole situation. Furthermore, narration is interspersed with flashbacks. These ways make readers look like “big brothers” because readers can clearly know what they are thoughts and actions at the moment. Moreover, if readers have finished reading and they already know about the murderer is
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