And Then There Were None Character Analysis Essay

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The Not-So-Good, the Bad and the Ugly Hearted

“In the midst of life, we are in death”, is more than true in And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie where unlucky convicts are tricked into coming to an island of murder, deceit and guilt but out of the 10 summoned, Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard and Dr. William Armstrong are the most deserving. Vera is a cold-blooded murderess who planned a kid 's death for money, this makes her extraordinarily evil. Lombard left 21 people for death - on purpose - just because they were from a different origin and had different skin color. Lastly, the doctor knowingly and willingly operated drunk, killing a woman on the operating table.
First of all, Vera Claythorne committed her crime because of lust and
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In the same fashion, Dr. Armstrong is logically lurded to the island of despair because of his blaisé for the dead, his unwillingness to change his ways and his psychotic nature. “(I) was drunk, and I operated... I killed her alright,” (65) the doctor thinks, talking about knowingly and willingly being drunk and operating on a woman, killing her. This plainly proves he is a cold-blooded killer with devastating judgement. Which ties into the placement of Dr. Armstrong’s death in the book. “The order of death upon the island had been subjected by me to special thought and care,” said Justice Wargrave when he said the deaths were ordered in a way that the guilty suffered more. Dr. Armstrong was among the last few to be cut off from life, proving he was warranting his trip. Lastly, on page number 82, Armstrong has a dream where he is given a scalpel to kill Anthony Marston, “Who was it that he had to kill? ... Of course... it was Anthony Marston.” The bluntness of the dream and the dream itself shows that the doctor has psychotic dreams on a regular, he has a will to kill and has a dark heart. Some people will argue that Dr. Armstrong regrets his “mistake” because he denounced alcohol but, if he truly was regretful of the death, he would have admitted he was drunk. All of this making it plainly clear Dr. Armstrong deserves to be on the
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