And then there were none | Analysis

Innehållsörteckning
Opening Line: What is the opening line of the novel? What does it suggest about the book you are about to read, and how does it make you want to read on?

Narrator/Point of View: Who is the narrator of the novel? From whose Point of View is the story told?

Setting: When and where is the story set? Give evidence from the text to show how you reached this conclusion.

Characters: Who are the characters presented in the opening chapter of the novel? Is there a main character, or characters? What do you find out about them?

Events: What events take place in the opening chapter of the novel? Is a crime committed in this chapter? Is it obvious that there is going to be crime?

Language: What kind of language is used in the novel? Is it contemporary? Is there swearing? Is it old fashioned? Does the language reflect the setting? Give examples.

Utdrag
“In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in The Times.”

The opening line suggests that the book is going to be about life after retirement, wealth, politics and perhaps crime. Retiring from the bench suggests that the main character has been a judge in court.

The first sentence captures lots of details, which tells the reader a great deal about Mr, Justice Wargrave and makes you eager to keep on reading. Even the name Justice hints that the novel is a crime story.

Narrator/Point of View: Who is the narrator of the novel? From whose Point of View is the story told?

For the most part the story is told in the third person. However every now and then, the story is observed or told from the different characters point of view, omniscient third person perspective.

Setting: When and where is the story set? Give evidence from the text to show how you reached this conclusion.

The story takes place in another time, probably between the industrial revolution and the beginning of the nineteen hundreds. The industrial revolution started in great Britain in the seventeen hundreds and the story must take place after that because they are riding trains and fast cars, which all came from the revolution.

But it can not be after mid nineteen hundreds, after that point first, second and third-class carriages did no longer exist. Until the mid nineties there was a strong hiraki in Great Britain. The first class was very posh, dasher and wealthy while the third class was poor and didn’t have the best jobs, they often worked as helpers or in fabrics.

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