And Then There Were None

By: Agatha Christie

Introduction

The book And Then There Were None, written by Agatha Christie, is about 10 strangers brought together at Indian Island. The people are all slowly being murdered by another person on the island. There is no way of knowing who the murderer is, and only the dead aren’t suspected.

Theme

The theme of And Then There Were None is dangers of the unknown. The story exemplifies the theme by having 10 strangers get an invitation to Indian Island by U.N. Owen a person none of them know. Once on the island bad things start to happen and there's no way of escaping it.

Hero/ Complex Character

In And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, the hero is Vera Claythorne. Once it had been figured out that one of them was U.N. Owen, Vera was mostly on board with their plan. She ended up to be the last person left who wasn’t dead and wasn’t U.N. Owen, either. She took matters into her own hands and shot Lombard. She is a hero because she was able to save herself from this situation by eventually hanging herself, but she did a beneficial thing for herself and all the now dead people who were on the island.

Evaluation

And Then There Were None, is a classic murder mystery chalked full of suspense and mystery . The unknown murderer is one of the ten characters adding a intense mystery aspect. Not knowing who is the next victim provides suspense. Though there is suspense, the beginning of the book can confuse you, Also characters can easily be mixed up. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries , wants a page turner and dramatic conclusion.