History Literature / AndThenThereWereNone

8th Sep '16 8:59:28 AM Teakay
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* BarefootSuicide: Invoked in the play.
-->'''Lombard:''' One shoe--just one shoe--sitting prettily on the cliff edge. Inference--[[spoiler:Doctor Armstrong]] has gone completely off his onion and committed suicide.
3rd Sep '16 9:52:17 AM JakesBrain
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->''Ladies and gentlemen, silence please. You stand accused of the following indictments...''

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->''Ladies and gentlemen, silence please. You stand accused of are charged with the following indictments...''
31st Aug '16 2:45:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* GoOutWithASmile: In the 2015 BBC version, [[spoiler:the killer's corpse has a noticeable smirk after succeeding at killing everyone else and subsequently arranging their own death.]]
13th Aug '16 12:01:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* WhamShot: In the BBC version when the last survivor goes to hang herself, someone else opens the door. The person is shown with a waist-level shot that pans up to reveal [[spoiler:Justice Wargrave was the killer.]]
12th Aug '16 3:04:29 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Vera''': Our Black brothers. Oh, I'm going to laugh.

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-->'''Vera''': ''(thinking)'' Our Black brothers. Oh, I'm going to laugh.
5th Aug '16 2:44:56 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AlasPoorVillain: General Macarthur did send his wife's lover to his death but, by the time the story begins, he has become a somber man, living a rather unhappy life. Because of his act of jealousy, he's (unknowingly) condemned himself to live his retirement alone, when the rumors start to catch up with him. Also, his wife, whom he truly loved, never truly recovered after the death of her lover and died a few years after because of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic the 1918-1920 spanish flu pandemic]], ultimately making his action pointless. When he has to face the fact that he will never leave the island alive, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calmly accept his fate]]. The 2015 BBC adaptation goes one step further by showing that he ended up regretting not letting Leslie and her lover be together.

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* AlasPoorVillain: General Macarthur did send his wife's lover to his death but, by the time the story begins, he has become a somber man, living a rather unhappy life. Because of his act of jealousy, he's (unknowingly) condemned himself to live his retirement alone, when the rumors start to catch up with him. Also, his wife, whom he truly loved, never truly recovered after the death of her lover and died a few years after because of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic the 1918-1920 spanish flu pandemic]], ultimately making his action pointless. [[AllForNothing pointless]]. When he has to face the fact that he will never leave the island alive, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calmly accept accepts his fate]]. The 2015 BBC adaptation goes one step further by showing that he ended up regretting not letting Leslie and her lover be together.
4th Aug '16 12:45:09 PM rufusluciusivan
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* AlasPoorVillain: General Macarthur did send his wife's lover to his death but, by the time the story begins, he has become a somber man, living a rather unhappy life. Because of his act of jealousy, he's (unknowingly) condemned himself to live his retirement alone, when the rumors start to catch up with him. Also, his wife, whom he truly loved, never truly recovered after the death of her lover and died young of sickness, ultimately making his action pointless. When he has to face the fact that he will never leave the island alive, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calmly accept his fate]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: General Macarthur did send his wife's lover to his death but, by the time the story begins, he has become a somber man, living a rather unhappy life. Because of his act of jealousy, he's (unknowingly) condemned himself to live his retirement alone, when the rumors start to catch up with him. Also, his wife, whom he truly loved, never truly recovered after the death of her lover and died young a few years after because of sickness, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic the 1918-1920 spanish flu pandemic]], ultimately making his action pointless. When he has to face the fact that he will never leave the island alive, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calmly accept his fate]]. The 2015 BBC adaptation goes one step further by showing that he ended up regretting not letting Leslie and her lover be together.
--> '''Macarthur''': "[[MyGreatestFailure I should have just stepped aside like a gentleman... Just let them be happy...]]"
4th Aug '16 11:57:56 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AlasPoorVillain: General Macarthur did send his wife's lover to his death but, by the time the story begins, he has become a somber man, living a rather unhappy life. Because of his act of jealousy, he's (unknowingly) condemned himself to live his retirement alone, when the rumors start to catch up with him. Also, his wife, whom he truly loved, never truly recovered after the death of her lover and died young of sickness, ultimately making his action pointless. When he has to face the fact that he will never leave the island alive, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calmly accept his fate]].
4th Aug '16 11:45:18 AM rufusluciusivan
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Okay, "redemption" might be a strong word. But most of the guests begin to feel varying degrees of guilt about their crimes. Even Emily Brent has nightmares about the girl she drove to suicide, and Vera suffers worst of all. At the end of the story, she ''chooses'' to hang herself rather than remain alive with her guilt.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Okay, "redemption" might be a strong word. But most of the guests begin to feel varying degrees of guilt about their crimes. Especially true for Mrs Rogers and Macarthur. Even Emily Brent has nightmares about the girl she drove to suicide, and Vera suffers worst of all. At the end of the story, she ''chooses'' to hang herself rather than remain alive with her guilt. {{Averted}} with Marston and Lombard.
30th Jul '16 12:09:48 PM NotThisThing
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%%* FingertipDrugAnalysis
* ForegoneConclusion: At first glance, the American title seems like it's trying to entice the reader by using the last line of the nursery rhyme it follows. In actuality, anyone who's read the book knows that it's actually telling you how many characters will be left at the end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the opening, there's a subtle hint that [[spoiler: Wargrave is the killer and not an intended victim.]] His letter [[spoiler: is the only one not to use some variation of "U.N. Owen" as a signature, signifying that he isn't a real target.]]

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%%* FingertipDrugAnalysis
* FingertipDrugAnalysis: How Armstrong determines what killed [[spoiler:Marston]].
* ForegoneConclusion: At first glance, the American title seems like it's trying to entice the reader by using the last line of the nursery rhyme it follows. In actuality, anyone who's read the book knows that it's actually telling you how [[spoiler:how many characters will be left at the end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the opening, there's a subtle hint that [[spoiler: Wargrave is the killer and not an intended victim.]] His letter [[spoiler: is the only one not to use some variation of "U.N. Owen" as a signature, signifying that he isn't a real target.]]
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