Agatha Christie, author of the murder mystery And Then There Were None, used foreshadowing and both external and internal conflict to portray the theme of her novel that justice can be served for the crimes that go unpunished. Christie used these elements because she enjoyed mystery and she liked to keep her readers engaged while reading. Agatha Christie is still considered one of the best, if not, the best murder mystery writer today because she wrote the first murder mystery novel and she wrote many more after that that was well loved by people.
Agatha Christie, full name Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay, England. Agatha Christie’s mother’s name is Clarissa Margaret Boehmer. She was an English woman who had been born in Belfast, which is now modern day Ireland. Christie’s father name is Federick Alvah Miller who at the time was an American stockbroker (“Christie, Agatha” 176; Kunitz 279).
As a child, Christie did not attend regular school like most kids. She was educated privately at home and went to Paris to study music. She had to teach herself how to read at the age of five. Growing up, she was alone and very imaginative. She often created playmates that she believed were more realistic than the other kids that she used to play with. She often created her own stories in her mind but never wanted to write them down (“Christie, Agatha” 176; “Agatha Christie Biography”).
Christie’s father died when she was young. She was raised by her mom. She grew up in family full of stories- from dramatic, suspenseful tales her mother told her at bedtime, to her elder sister’s frightening creations. Agatha Christie was encouraged by her mother to write poetry and stories from a very early age. When she first began writing, her stories were very sad and sentimental (Kunitz 279; “Agatha Christie Biography”).
After her high school graduation, Christie left Paris to go to Egypt. At age 16, she wrote her first novel. In 1914, she met Colonel Archibald Christie who she later married on December 24, 1914. During World War I, she worked as a nurse for the Red Cross in Torquay. Her husband, Archibald Christie was an aviator. Christie had a daughter with her husband Archibald by the name Rosalind Christie (“Christie, Agatha” 176; Kunitz 279).
Agatha Christie was the type of person that enjoyed many things, but at the same time she disliked many things. Her hobby was to buy houses, decorate and alter them, live in them for a short amount of time and then sell them. While she liked doing those things, she didn’t like crowds, loud music, wireless, cinemas, and gramophones. She also didn’t like the taste of alcohol and the smell of smoke. Agatha Christie has a rose named after her (Kunitz 279; “Agatha Christie Biography”; “75 facts about Christie”).
In 1926, Christie’s mother died. In that same year she discovered that her husband was in love with another woman. On December 6, she suffered a mental breakdown and disappeared...