It seems as if everyone has lost their minds. The pressure of Karma Island is getting to all of them slowly, but surely. Accusations are rising, but I'm still not sure who could be next.
It appears as though the seven people remaining have gone crazy, but I don't think Justice Wargrave has. Considering that I think he is behind the murders, it only makes sense to me that he would tell the others that the murderer is one of them. He most likely chose this because he thought one of the others would bring it up eventually, and the person who suggests it will be the least suspected. I also believe that the next to die may be the doctor as he cuts people open in his profession. After that I think it will be Vera who goes as she has a problem with bees.
After reading the second quarter, I believe that Justice Wargrave is behind all of this because he seems to be the one who knows everything about being the only ones on the island. He also doesn't seem to be going as crazy as everyone else that is left.
Justice Wargrave seems to be the only one that has any idea what is happening on the island. He's acting as the person who tells everyone all the facts. However, I think he's the killer. He must be doing this to make sure people don't suspect him of the crime. He's doing well saying that everyone should be a suspect for the crimes. People are looking at him for answers. There is no suspicion on himself yet.
For the very reasons that everybody else suspects the killer is Justice Wargrave, I believe he is not. I think Agatha is placing him as a scapegoat and making it a little too obvious. I hope, at the end, it is revealed to be the person that everybody initially dismisses. I have a feeling that each person on the island has somehow affected the killer's life personally, though unknowingly, in a negative way, which is why he/she is seeking revenge.
I agree, Rachel. I think his character was developed to seem suspicious early on. If he is the last one in the end, It would be predicatable and not throw off the reader.
The judge is quite suspicious, but I agree with Rachel. His suspiciousness may be a mask to hide the true murderer. This story has left so many questions open (like Who is taking away each soldier figurine? What killed the General? etc.). I am filled with much excite to find out the answers. Dr. Armstrong always knows how the people are dying off a little TOO well, granted that he's a doc .... could he be the murderer?
As said above, I thoroughly believe Justice Wargrave is behind all of this. Not just because he "doesn't know" what is ominously happening, but because on the character note sheet it says: "And in the end he." Does this mean he makes it to the end? Or does someone else? Am I going to win the candy? Hopefully. I like how Madison refers to the island as "Karma Island" because the island is taking lives of those with bad karma. Nice!
I think that Justice Wargraves is the last to die still because of our character sheet. However, I do not believe that he is behind it all. I believe it is an outside character like Fred or someone who hasn't been introduced yet. everyone is starting to lose their mind in the boook now and it is very interesting to observe. maybe none of this actually happens and someone is just making this up in their head. They are all going a little crazy, anything is possible.
Even though she seems fairly weak and possesses the stereotypical weak woman persona, I think Vera is going to pull through for awhile during this story. She seems to understand certain aspects of people on the island--mainly their true character. While reading, I keep relating Judge Wargrave to Fred from the Scooby Doo gang, because he seems to be the one in charge and leading the group.
Very insightful. Early in the novel; however, Vera is stung by a bee, which may be foreshadowing since one of the indian boys in the poem dies by bee stings.
At first, I thought Emily Brent was behind all of the murders. Now, I realized that she is just as confused and vulnerable as the others. I also think that the doctor is out of the question. He obviously has some sort of idea of how someone dies because he is a doctor. Yes he could have given Mrs. Rogers an overdose, but I do not believe that he is the murderer. I think Justice Wargrave is. He is the leader of the group and keeps trying to place false accusations on others to turn everyone against each other.
What I can infer thus far in the novel is that Justice Wargrave is a very suspicious figure in the eyes of the readers. However, I believe that Agatha placed him just to have the reader think it's him early on and to have someone to be suspicious of. Throghout the quarter, the butler was also at the peak of my suspicion. Espcially since he and his wife arrived to the island before anyone else and may have developed plans to kill the guests before they even arrived. However, I think that also ruled out the butler as the murderer since he is being suspected by the audience early on. Whoever is the murderer, the clues will probably not make sense until the very end. Typical murder mystery..
My favorite part of section two is the very last page of chapter 11. On this page, it shows how on the outside everyone is acting very cordial like there is nothing wrong, but then Christie also shares the thoughts going through everyone's heads. One thought that stood out to me was, "The damned fool, he believed every word I said to him. It was easy... I must be careful, though, very careful." I believe that the quote is being said by Blore or Lombard based on the conversation they had in section 4 of chapter 11 where they seemed to come to an understanding that they didn't think the other was the murdered.
This section convinces me further that Wargrave is the real murderer. He isn't mentioned very much and is acting fairly aloof and trying to either help everyone, or pit them against each other. In all likelihood, he's doing both at the same time. He also appears to be the only person anywhere near calm, which I find suspicious. Combine this with his history of bringing justice by his own means and, well, you get an incredibly suspicious individual.
Well, my headache is gone and my nerves are rising. I no longer find it difficult to read - I thoroughly enjoy it. People are getting irrational, emotional, and crazy. I have my suspicions on who it will be, but I will not say. That candy is mine. *rubs hands together and laughs evilly*
Events in this book are getting crazy. The farther in we get the more I want to keep on reading. I'm convinced that the girls have nothing to do with it. The judge seems suspicious to me, but then again they all are.
So I had suspected Mr. Rogers as the killer for a while, just because he knows the island and has access to a lot of resources. But he got cut in half, so I guess that was wrong. I'm also really amused that all of the bee foreshadowing with Vera is coming together, both when she first arrived on the island and her more recent freak out about a hive. I don't know who to blame now, because all the rest of the characters seem equally as suspicious. Emily doesn't seem to be doing much, so maybe her? But considering everyone is pointing fingers I'm not sure, which is probably Christie's intention. It's working.
Their starting to drop like flies now. I'm not sure who to suspect anymore. Everyone is going crazy (except the judge, he still seems pretty chill). I don't think they will track down the murderer any time soon, since it is only 1/2 way through the book.
I believe that it was Justice Wargrave because of his way if forcing others to blame the othere's of the murders that occurred.
I think Justice Wargrave is the criminal mastermind. He could be a distractor; however, it would be pretty clever if Agatha made the killer so obvious that the reader naturally doubts their instincts. Either way, I'm stinking to my gut.
There is a lot of shifting of suspicion, and from past mystery genre experiences, the one person who is suspected least is the one.
It is odd, that, at this point in the novel, Wargrave seems to be running the conversation between the characters. Also, the writer seems to want the reader to think that the women are weaker than the men... maybe a prediction for the future?...
Truthfully I believe Justice is acting suspicious. He is not acting as crazy as the others, worried for their safety. It is very difficult to assume the killer half way through the book, but Justice is suspicious.
Justice Wargrave seems really shady because he knows a bit too much. I feel like he is either in on it or knows something the others don't.
Now that a few people have died the sick game of "who dies next?" begins. I do not believe it is anyone of the ten that is killing them. Maybe it is someone who has a vendetta against all of them. another possibility is it could be one of the people who are already dead and are possessed so they are not on the suspicion level any longer. We shall see.
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