And Then There Were None By Christie Agatha

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Vera felt as though it was only right to follow the poem. Every time somebody died or disappeared a little china figure would break or disappear but at the end Vera toke the last one standing with her as a token saying that they made it to the end. While she was hanging herself the little figure broke, “The little china figure fell from her hand. It rolled unneeded and broke against the fender” (Christie 268). She also thought that’s what Hugo wanted her to because she was responsible for his nephew death.
The antagonist of And Then There Were None is Judge Justice Wargrave. He was also known as Issac Morris to hide his real identity from all the other characters. He was the judge of all of the characters cases and he found them guilty and thought it was right for them to die. He knew almost everything about all of the characters, how they would think, how they would react to certain things, and some of the decisions they would make.
Wargrave lead the characters to have both internal and external conflicts. For example external conflicts “ They felt now like the people just awaking from a nightmare. There was danger, yes, but it was danger in daylight. That paralyzing atmosphere of fear that had wrapped them round like a blanket yesterday while the wind howled outside was gone” (Christie 243). These people are so terrified they are not getting sleep, barely eating, and hardly talking. They are living they worst nightmare. Not only that Wargrave is killing people but he is also scaring the people that is alive more and more which is causing them to have internal conflicts. For example Vera Claythorne ,the protagonist went through the deepest internal conflict “What was that-hung from the hook in the ceiling? A rope with a noose all ready? And a chair to stand upon a chair that could kick away” (Christie 268).Vera is debating if she hangs herself on the rope that Wargrave prepared for her , she think it’s a message from Hugo telling her to hang herself to letting his nephew drown. Wargrave set it up because he knew that she would think it was the love of her life telling her to kill herself. So he triggered with her mind and led her on to kill herself.
Through out the story Wargrave let the protagonist look and seem a little over board or crazy, “‘don’t stare like that! As though you thought I was… mad haven’t you read that idiotic rhyme?... put there for you to study … isn’t it damned funny’” (Christie 186). He also kept and introduced himself as unknown as of being the killer, “‘yours sincerely, U.N.O’ what was that name? The signature was rather difficult to read… ‘so many people write their signatures quite illegibly’” (Christie 8). And at the end he was never dead.
Introduced to the readers were first the characters. First the judge, Judge Wargrave. Who is an intelligent man but always commanding people. He looked at himself as the leader tough tout his time of the novel. But Judge Wargrave is not all innocent, in his past he committed a...

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