Agatha Christie, and "The Lord Research Paper

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A series of writers and film directors shown interest in adapting parts (some even adapted the whole plot) of "And Then There Were None" into their works.

Suspense, along with the ten little Indians theme was very successful elements in crime fiction. These were decisive in the success experienced by the individuals who inspired from Agatha Christie.

The film industry has come up with a large number of motion pictures based on Christie's masterpiece and the book has even been adapted to suit the events present in a video game. Similar to other adaptations of the book, the game does not provide a plot that is identical to the one wrote by Christie. Even with that, it puts forward a challenging chain of events which make the individual feel as if he or she were part of the action in the book.

Golding's boys are not much different from the adults in "And Then There Were None." The characters find themselves in similar positions and they are confused about their options. At a certain point, the boys claim that "maybe it's only us" (Golding, 80), this being a reference to the suspicion arising between Christie's characters.

When considering the novel's potential to provide material for live adaptations, it can be said that it is difficult to adapt for the stage as long as it is left in its basic form. However, Christie anticipated this and rewrote the script so that it would be easier for actors to engage in playing the show.

Vera Claythorne and Philip Lombard are left alive by Christie in the play version, so as to be able to tell the story. In spite of the fact that the world of theater embraced Christie's plot, the same thing cannot be said about "And Then There Were None" enthusiasts hoping to see a play that is true to the original story. In spite of the fact that the play does not achieve the perfection present in the book, it still manages to keep the audience in suspense, waiting for the plot to unfold so that they can learn more and more.

Christie's most praised novel has certainly drawn significant attention from innumerable readers of all ages and regardless of the genre which they preferred. "And Then There Were None" was used as inspiration for various movies and books, most made with the author's permission and support. However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the themes in the book, as it appears that they were used by a number of authors, without Christie's permission.

The similarities in "And Then There Were None" and "Lord of the Flies" are not necessarily examples of the fact that Golding inspired his plot from Agatha Christie. Each of the authors present their characters in an unique way, and even though both plots initially present order and later turn it into disorder, the events, the motifs, and the behavior of the characters largely differs. The characters in Christie's book were criminals before they got to the island, while the ones in Golding's became so because of the disturbing circumstances they came across.

Considering the fact that the adults did not panic when they observed that they were in danger while the children did exactly the opposite, Golding appears to have meant his book to show how an untrained mind is more vulnerable in comparison to one that is more experienced in dealing with such problems. Also, their background in crime might have served Christie's characters in treating the situation in cold blood, rather than losing control.

All things considered, both novels provide insight on the human nature and on how it can be influenced in certain conditions. Golding's book cannot be regarded as a plagiarized version of Christie's most successful book.

Irene Kahn Atkins, "Agatha Christie and the Detective Film: a Timetable for Success," Literature/Film Quarterly 3.3 (1975)

"Cracking Agatha Christie Case for Amateur Sleuths; Computer Games," Coventry Evening Telegraph (England) 8 Feb. 2008: 64.

"And Then There Were None." Retrieved June 19, 2910, from…

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Irene Kahn Atkins, "Agatha Christie and the Detective Film: a Timetable for Success," Literature/Film Quarterly 3.3 (1975)

"Cracking Agatha Christie Case for Amateur Sleuths; Computer Games," Coventry Evening Telegraph (England) 8 Feb. 2008: 64.

"And Then There Were None." Retrieved June 19, 2910, from the Macmillan Web site: http://media.us.macmillan.com/teachersguides/9780312979478TG.pdf

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