The Functions of the Scene of the Isolated Island in And Then There Were None毕业论文

 2021-04-04 10:04

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  1. Introduction 1
  2. Demonstration 4
    1. The function of the scene of the isolated island on the characterization 4
      1. Helping to portray the character of ten guests 4
      2. Helping to portray the character of the murderer 6
    2. The function of the scene of the isolated island on the plot 8
      1. The place where multiple murders take place 8
      2. The place where Vera commits suicide 9
      3. The place where the dominant suspense unfolds 10
    3. The function of the scene of the isolated island on the theme 12
      1. Revealing the dark side of human nature 12
      2. Revealing the flaws of law and justice 14
  3. Conclusion 15

Works Cited 17

Bibliography 18

The Functions of the Scene of the Isolated Island in And Then There Were None


Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is a famous British female detective novelist, playwright and one of the three great masters of reasoning literature, known as “universally recognized queen of detective fiction”. She is the epitome of the golden age of detective fiction after Conan Doyle. Christie’s novels have been listed as bestsellers for several years in countries such as Britain and the United States. Even Queen Elizabeth II and the French President Charles de Gaulle can hardly tear themselves away from her novels. Due to her outstanding achievements in detective fiction, she was admitted as a member of Royal Society of British Literature and was knighted by the Queen in 1971.

Agatha Christie, formerly known as Agatha Marie Clarissa Miller, was born in 1890 in Torquay, Devon. Her father was an American and her mother was an English. When she was 11 years old, her father died due to illness, so her cultural literacy entirely came from her mother’s education. Christie went to Paris to study piano and vocal music at the age of 16. But she had to give up her dream of becoming a pianist because of a terrible stage fright. At the age of 24, Christie married Colonel Archibald Christie. During the First World War in 1914, she joined the British Red Cross Volunteer Team and engaged in the rescue operation, so she had the opportunity to contact and know the toxicity of various poisons well and later she became a qualified pharmacist. After returning from the frontline, Christie began her writing career. Conan Doyle’s detective novels opened her mind and horizon. She imitated Conan Doyle’s style of writing and wrote her first detective novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). In 1926, Christie’s works became popular. At the same time, it was an extremely tragic year in her life because of her mother’s death and her husband’s infidelity and decision to divorce with her. These two things hit her hard. Christie disappeared suddenly. The British police dispatched thousands of officers in a

massive search. The radio station also reported the mysterious disappearance of Christie. Christie and her husband divorced in 1928, ending her fourteen-year marriage, but she still wrote under the pseudonym Christie. Two years later, Christie met Professor Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, 14 years younger than her and they fell in love at first sight and then married in 1930. The marriage lasted until Christie’s death. In 1976, Christie died and was buried in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery in Oxfordshire at the age of 85.

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