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Christie's education
home schooled
popular title for Christie
Dutchess of Death
Elizabeth II's title for Christie
Dame Agatha
number of works Christie wrote
66 novels and 15 plays
Sister's influence
read to her every night
aunt's influence
Miss Marple is this person
Tessa Neele
the pseudonym Christie took to vanish mysteriously for several months; she was a character of one of her stories
Max Mallowan
Chritie's husband, she traveled to the Middle East with him where she set some of her stories
Christie's writing style
simple short sentences, brief paragraphs, simple prose to spring traps, intrusion of figurative speech, elements of thrillers, believed evil existed in everyone
Christie's writing weaknesses
2 dimensional characters, lack of psychological depth
Christie's date of death
Jan 12, 1976
Caricatures
from Dickens novels
NY Times
published the death of Poirot
Setting
King's Paddock, 1920, Fernly Park
Contribution to psychological thriller
broke mold, broke reader's trust
characterize Poirot
egg shaped head, foriegner, 5"4, neat attire, gallicism, named after leeks
fourfold pattern of MORA
1. pattern 2. puzzles 3. investigation 4. solution
plot construction
1. when the narrator is not the detective he is not expected to flounder
2. Deception by idea- don't expect the doctor because "noble"
3. Reader never suspects narrator
The Collector to Fowles
love of nature, went to Greece (quest), dorset
point of view in Collector
divided narrative, diary, 1st person limited
Tantalus
myth. man who represents Clegg; man loved by Gods but jealous. Invites gods to his house and murders his son to feed to them. Gods find out. and puts him in Hades
Temptest
Shakespeare play where Fowles got Miranda and Clegg's name
Collector's setting
Sussex, London, 1960s
Miranda Grey
tragic hero, upper class, high education, blonde, grey eyed, twenty, avoids verbal improperness, past reflections, offers herself for release
george paston
mentor, imagined love
Fredrick Clegg
protagonist, anti-hero, oprhaned, begins and ends in psychic darkness, butterfly collector, exists in darkness, Tantalus
Allusion
Tantalus, tempest
sources used in the COllector
1. bluebeard's castle 2. london newspaper
eupemisms in collector
Miranda:
things from chemist- sanitary napkins
time of month- period
the other thing- sex

Clegg:
prisoner-guest
death-to put out
murder-the great beyond
bikini-whatchermacallit
Collector's form
A. speech of Clegg not in quotes B. CLegg's Fantasy
C. Actual ending
Collector's Fretag's pyramid
Exposition
1. observes Miranda
2. wins football pool
3. buys house
Rising Action
1. Kidnapping
2. Seduction and illness
Climax
Death
Falling Action
1. Kidknapping
2. disposal of body
Resolution
Marian
How does Miranda try to seek release and how does it result?
sex; result=death
Collector's symbols
basement
diary
Miranda as a prize possession
Elements of a quester
1. protagonist (anti-hero)
2. series of trials
3. Clegg- anti-quest
4. female encounter
5. inner understanding
Service of love
le souirant-woos woman
le supplicant- recieves promise of love
l'amourex- actual love
l'amant- fully accepted into her graces
characteristics of feudalism
nobilitity
tradesmen
pesant farmers
monks and nuns
Similarities to Arthurian legend
- parents die
-orphaned
-given to someone to raise
-Iseult/Guinivere and unfaithfulness
-love affair found by king
-set in England
rapine
plunder
burgess
freeman
gage
love
senschal
manager of Lord's sister
philtre
love potion
chantry
open chapel
Doomsday Book
to put geographical terms of land