And Then There Were None Character Analysis

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

In 'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie, ten guests with little in common are invited to come together on an isolated island. When they arrive, they learn that they are linked by their crimes. In this lesson, we will learn more about the characters.

Ten Little Indians

What makes the perfect crime? In And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, a madman has invited ten guests to a private island to pay for their crimes. The killer selected the death order of his victims according to the seriousness of their offenses. Those he felt guiltiest deserved to live the longest so that they could suffer through the fear of watching the others die. Here is the list of guests on the island in order of death using The Ten Little Indians rhyme to indicate their causes of death.

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