Summary In And Then There Were None Essay

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In And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Justice Wargrave does not act justly. A total of nine guests temporarily residing on Indian Island are murdered. At the end of the book, the reader finds out that the judge is to blame for the violence that has occurred on the island. Justice Wargrave does not act justly as no one should try to control the punishments of others in order to make something of themselves. To begin with, Wargrave tries to bring justice to innocent victims, but ends up breaking the law in the process. He chooses to kill the guilty who cannot be touched by the law in order to avenge the lives that were lost due to those people. Justice Wargrave has no right to choose the punishments of individuals at fault, no matter how horrible the crime one has committed. But, he…show more content…
The house’s butler, Thomas Rogers suffers one of the most gruesome of the ten deaths. He was found dead with a large cut running down the back of his head, caused by an axe that was found nearby, blood covering the blade. The way Wargrave plans out the different murder scenes is inhumane and no being in their right mind would ever even attempt to execute. A children’s poem mentioned in the novel several times called “Ten Little Indians” is about ten Indian boys who die one by one. Wargrave uses this poem in a way so that each guest killed dies in a similar way and in order to that of the Indian boys. For example, the last line of the poem reads, “One little Indian boy left all alone; He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.” The final guest to die is Vera Claythorne, who indeed does hang herself, leaving only Justice Wargrave alive on the island. There were several guests who did not deserve the verdict of first degree murder. An excellent example is Emily Brent. The girl she hired, Beatrice, became pregnant before marriage. Emily cast her out of her home and that is not criminal in any way. There is
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