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What was the alternate title?

Ten Little Indians

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Who was the author?

Agatha Christie

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What is the genre?

Murder mystery

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When was it written & published?

England 1939

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Who is the narrator?

Unnamed omniscient person (all knowing)

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What is the point of view?

Shifts constantly between characters (suspense)

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What is the tone?

Dark, foreboding, sinister, dramatic and even melodramatic.

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What is the tense?

Past

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What is the setting?

1930's - Indian Island (fictional) off coast of England

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Protagonist?

Although there is no clear protagonist, Vera Claythorne and Philip Lombard are the most fully developed characters, and they outlive everyone else.

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Antagonist?

Justice Wargrave or Justice in general, maybe even guilt.

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Major Conflict?

An anonymous killer gathers a collection of strangers on Indian Island to murder them as punishment for their past crimes.

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Rising action?

The accusations made my the recorded voice turn the island getaway including o a scene of paranoia; the murders of Tony, Mrs, General, Mr, Emily indicate that no one will be able to escape the poem.

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Climax?

The apparent death of Justice Wargrave and the disappearance of Armstrong strip away any sense of order.

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Falling action?

The ,indeed of Blore, Lombard, and Vera, combined with Wargrave's confession, restore some sense of order.

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Themes?

What goes around comes around
Be sure your sins will find you out
Appearances may be deceiving
Guilt does strange things to people
Vigilantism - taking justice into one's own hands & working outside the law (ever right? Necessary?)

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Foreshadowing?

-Vera's first sight of Indian Island - sinister
-Old mans warning to Blore - day of judgement is at hand, hinting he will die soon.
-10 Indians poem lays out pattern
-Vera seeing the hook hinting at that she will hang herself

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When was Agatha Christie born?

England 1890

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Did Agatha have education?

No formal education (ruined eyes & rotten brains is what her mother said)

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How many novels did she write?

66 novels & several plays and short stories over 56 years.

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Agatha's hobby?

Singing & traveling (she was well travelled)

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Agatha's occupation?

Trained and worked as a nurse

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Did Agatha ever marry?

Yes, to colonel Archibald Christie (aviator in Royal Corps) and they had one child.

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How long was her planned disappearance?

10 days in order to teach her husband a lesson.

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When did she divorce?

1928 & remarried a kindred spirit

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Why did she start writing? (Agatha)

In response of a dare from her sister.

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What is Agatha most famous for?

Mystery novels (Hercule Poirot & Miss Marpole)

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Who did Agatha follow in the footsteps of?

Edgar Allen Poe

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What was Agatha criticized for?

For making her mysteries unfair and too deceptive. Too many turns.

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Justice Wargrave

Reptilian old man
"Hanging Judge"
Retired judge
Wizened and ugly
Tortoise like neck and pale shrewd eyes
Quick mind, slow body
Accused of the murder of Edward Seton
invited by an old friend, Constance Culmington
Shot himself
MAJOR

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Vera Claythorne

Ex-governess with a Coroners Inquest in past
Organized
Psychotic at the end
Accused of the murder of Cyril Hamilton (Let him drown so she could be with Hugo)
Initially thinks that the poem is amusing
Finds Emily not only ridiculous but terrible after hearing her story
Had been hired as a secretary by Mrs Owen
Hung herself at the end
MAJOR


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Captain Philip Lombard

Soldier of fortune who served in Africa
Carried a gun
A good man in a tight spot
Cheerfully admits to the accusation
Climbs down cliff during search of the island
Responsible for deaths of 21 members of an East African tribe
Vera Claythorne used his revolver to kill him

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Blore

Alias is Mr Davis and African colonel
Former detective hired to protect Mrs.Owens
Old man on a train warns him that the day of judgement is near
Fetches a rope during search of the island
Killed James Stephan Landor
Bear clock falls on him
MAJOR

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Armstrong

Too much got him into a life and death situation
Accused of the murder Louisa Mary Clees
Dreams that he needs to kill Emily Brent
Helps search house and island
Hired to check on health of Mrs Owens
Drowned in the sea
MAJOR

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MacArthur

Always warned people about spreading rumours
Looking forward to talking over old times with his buddies
Decides that the island is a peaceful place
Is the first to realize the no one will leave the island
Sent his wife's love-Arthur richmond to his death
Worried
MINOR

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Emily Brent

Doesn't approve of slouching
Can be described as the most self-righteous character
Charged with the murder of Beatrice Taylor
Pre-dinner went to all included Bible reading and broaches
Spinster self righteous religious stern
MINOR

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Mr Rogers

Asked to change rooms from upstairs to downstairs
Very bothered by China figures
Proper, punctual, service orientated, butler
Received instructions to play gramophone
MINOR/MID

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Mrs Rogers

White, bloodless, nervous, good cook, rheumaticky
MINOR
Fainted after the voice stopped
Charged with the death of Jennifer Brady

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Marston

Accused of the murder of John and Lucy Coombes
Bronzed god
Primarily concerned with food, drink, friends,fun and speed
Supposed stunning strength proved woefully inadequate against his unknown adversary
Self centred
MINOR

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Sir Thomas Legge

The assistant commissioner

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Inspector Maine

Helped to solve the mystery

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Fred Narracott

A boatman who brought the strange group of people to the island

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What is the mood

Worried
Relaxed
Tense
Escalated

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Where is the location

Indian island off the coast of Devon sticklehaven England

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Genre

Fiction and murder mystery
Edgar Allen poe is the creator of murder mysteries

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Order of deaths - 1?

Anthony Marston, cyanide in his drink

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OoD - 2?

Poisoned overdose on sleeping meds
Mrs Rogers

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OoD -3?

Hit with a life preserver in the head
MacArthur

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OoD-4?

Hit in the head with an axe
Mr Rogers

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OoD-5?

knocked out and "Stung with needle with cyanide"
Emily Brent

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OoD-6?

Faked death with a shot to the forehead
Justice Wargrave

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OoD-7?

Pushed off a cliff and drowned
Armstrong

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OoD-8?

Crushed by marble clock shaped like a bear
Blore

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OoD-9?

Shot with his own revolver by Vera
Lombard

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OoD-10?

Hung herself, suicide
VerA

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Isaac Morris?

Was the person who sold the island
Wargrave killed him when he took a pill that he though would help him with his gastrial juices, given to him by Wargrave

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What happened to Justice at the end?

He shot himself and before that he wrote a letter in a bottle. He left behind 10 dead bodies and a mystery.

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Look at vigilantism notes in notebook !

Refer to above

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Flat Character

Described in one sentence
1/2 prominent characteristics
Associated with static characters
Anthony Marston
Mrs Rogers -worried -quiet -nervous

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Static Character

Don't change
Same at start and ending
Mrs Rogers
Anthony Marston is the same throughout
- self centred, partier

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Stock Characters

Sometimes related to static and flat
Mad scientist you have a picture in your head
With a can what you see in the outside is what you expect on the inside
Mr Blore - not flat
Mr Roger - perfect proper efficient butler
Emily Brent - spinster religious proper self righteous

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Dynamic Characters

"Developing"
Characters that grow and change or develop
Opposite of stock
Vera is prim organized calm teacher, at the end hysterical, murders again kills herself

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Round Characters

Complex multi dimensional lots of characteristics a lot more to them than you think
Justice Wargrave is detailed precise quicker psychotic obsessed with Justice smart
Dr. Armstrong is intelligent gullible
Philip and Vera have a lot to them

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Foil Characters

Use two characters as if they were mirrors to each other hold two mirrors side-by-side and compare and contrast

Justice is detached confident analytical
Armstrong is emotional insecure skill set to detach

Both of them are professionals and both (older)

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What are the effects of guilt? Physical

In physical unresolved guilt may affect us physically. Manifests us in these ways:
Listlessness
imagined sickness
Real illness
Headaches stomach disorders vague pains
Exhaustion

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What are the effects of guilt emotionally?

Psychologists and counselors see these emotional affects of guilt
Depression
Anger
Self-pity
Feelings of inadequacy
Denial of responsibility

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What are the effects of guilt spiritually?

Unresolved guilt may have the following spiritual effects on us
Sense of alienation from God
Inability to pray
Reduced fellowship with believers
No feeling of joy
Inability to read the Bible

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What are the effects of guilt relationally?

Irritability
Blaming others
Self justification
Profuse apologies
Inability to relax
Refusal to accept compliments
Outbursts of temper
Withdrawal

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Themes part two

Taking justice into one's own hands isn't good
Guilt does crazy things to people
Vigilanteeism is taking justice into one's on hands
The danger of relying on class status or gender status
-dr. Armstrong trusted Wargrave because both were professionals
-they didn't find purpose in searching the girls room because they were just girls

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Louisa Mary Clees was killed by

Edward George Armstrong
He was drunk while operating

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Emily Caroline Brent cause the death of

Beatrice Taylor
She was her servant and when she got pregnant she fired her and then she went a drowned herself

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William Blore brought about the death of

James Stephen Landor
Gave evidence against him (frames)
Landor is convicted and then later dies

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Vera Claythorne killed

Cyril Ogilivie Hamilton
He let him drown because his relative, Hugo would then inherit his estate and have enough money to marry her

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Philip Lombard was guilty of the death of

21 members of the East African tribe

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John Gordon MacArthur deliberately sent his wife's lover

Arthur Richmond To his death
Send him on a mission that he knows will kill him

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Anthony Marston was guilty of murder of

John and Lucy Combes

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Mr and Mrs Rogers brought about the death of

Jennifer Brady
One day she gets sick and they don't do all they can to save her as the inherit her money

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Lawrence Wargrave was Guilty of the murder of

Edward seton
He was accused of murder and Justice provided evidence that made him seem guilty when he was not and he got a death penLty