Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie the Queen of Mysteries Novels and author of And Then There Were None, used both types of conflicts and irony to teach the theme that justice will be served. Christie became the first grandmaster recognized by the Mystery Writers of America. Born as Agatha Christie May Clarissa Miller in Devon of England. Agatha was born September 15, 1890. She was raised in a seaside town in Devon called Torquay. Christie was the youngest of the family and was most likely alone a lot. Because of her loneliness she was very imaginative by creating playmates that to only her was real as people (“Christie, Agatha”, 176; Stade and Karbiener, 76). While growing up Christie was home schooled privately. She was home schooled right after her father, Fredrick Alvah Miller died. Her teacher was her mother, Clarissa Boehmer Miller. Along with being taught by her mother, her mother also encouraged her to write and read more often. If she was home and had nothing to do her mother would make her write a story. That’s what helped Christie become a good writer. Christie thought it was better to think about a story then writing because it was easier. Later in her teenage years Christie went to school in Paris for music then realized she didn’t have that opera voice (Stade and Karbiener, 76; Kunitz, 279). Christie first husband was a pilot named Colonel Archibald Christie. They had a daughter, Rosalind Christie. While Christie’s husband was flying she was working as a nurse for the Red Cross Torquay during World War I. In 1928 Mr. and Mrs. Christie divorced and then she remarried a short term later to an archeologist, Max Mallowan. Christie and her husband traveled on a lot of trips to Syria and to Iraq just for fun. While she went on trips... ... middle of paper ... ...ll that was over” (Christie 35). Now she knows why she is on the island and thinks she is going to die but she strives hard to find and get the killer before he gets her. She’s finds a clue about the killer and try’s to help the others but that didn’t work out well. In the novel she says to the others “‘ don’t stare at me like that!... as though… isn’t it damned funny?’” (Christie 186). Knowing what she know about everybody death symbolizing to the poem Ten Little Soldiers, she finds her way to the end but ended with hanging herself. Works Cited “Christie, Agatha.” Literary Lifelines. 1998. Print. Christie, Agatha. And Then There Were None. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1939. Print. Kunitz, Stanley J., ed. Twentieth Century Authors. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1973. Print. Stade, George and Karen, Karbiener., eds. British Writers. 2003. Print
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