Reflecting On The Reaction In Agatha Christie's Murder Mysteries

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After reading Agatha Christies And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express and a rigorous analysis of critical reviews, biographies, and informational sites critics have come to the conclusion that many people react and reflect on things that happen in their lives. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected is expressed in many of Agatha Christie’s novels. Agatha Christie a well known author experienced many issues in her life. In results of this they have been reflected and have also showed reaction in many of her works. Agatha Christie wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott but she wrote over forty mystery novels. She has been considered the best writer of all times along with Williams Shakespeare. With this being said she has earned her title of being the best female writer of all time showing this through the above two novels. And Then There Where None and Murder on the Orient Express reveled many incidents were trust, setting, and, medication make a novel. With this being said Agatha Christie has shown a remarkable way of how reflecting back on the past can cause you to react in a mysterious way.
Agatha Christie born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay, England. Her parent’s names were Fredrick and Clara. She had two siblings Madge and Monty, both older than Agatha. Christie did not attend school she was taught to read at the age of 8.The rest of her schooling was between mixtures of tutors, part-time schooling and French finishing schools. When Agatha was eleven her father died; causing Agatha and her mother to start traveling. Christie lived in nine different residences in London she lived in Devon for most of her childhood, youth and later life, and Devon was the setting for no less than 15 of her novels. She stayed at her Devon holiday home Greenway on many occasions. In 1912 Agatha met Archie Christie; they married on Christmas Eve 1914, by special license, with Archie returning to the war in France on Boxing Day. She became a nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross Hospital in Torquay when Archie went to war where she started working in a dispensary. Rosalind, her only daughter was born on August5, 1919 but by 1926, Christie’s mother Clara died and Archie left her for another woman. In 1930 she visited Baghdad for a second time. It was here she met Max Mallowan her next husband. Agatha accompanied Max on his archeologist expeditions for thirty years. Agatha died peacefully on January 12, 1976. (Agatha Christie: Biography.)
Setting and life events were the last pieces to the puzzle in many of Agatha Christie’s novels. Without them her books would not seem as realistic as they are. Traveling like she did she had the chance to see many different areas and places, allowing her to have interesting and realistic settings causing a reflection for most of her book. Such as:
“In 1928, she returned to the East, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to travel on...

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