And Then There Were None Literary Analysis

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Gothic literature has elements of uneasiness, which can be seen in the novel, And Then There Were None and the short story, “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” In And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, ten individuals are invited to an island for a vacation. The guests soon find out that each of the other guests have been accused of murder. When sudden deaths start happening in the mansion, the characters are lead to believe that among them is a murderer responsible for the deaths of the guests. Eventually, each of the characters dies, which is why the novel is called And Then There Were None. On the other hand, “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, follows a fifteen year old girl named Connie …show more content…
Where Have You Been?,” the settings present different levels of uneasiness. In And Then There Were None, the setting is a remote island with one large house and no residents, other than the guests that are visiting. Meanwhile, in “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” the setting is on the porch of a ranch-style house. The remote, abandoned setting of And Then There Were None provides uneasiness because it is such a large house with several rooms and the island has different caves, so it is hard for the characters to tell whether or not there is someone else on the island with them. The porch setting of “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” creates a sense of uneasiness because of how small the porch is and that there is nowhere to hide. At the same time, though, both the novel and the short story present the inability to escape, which causes a lot of distress for the …show more content…
In And Then There Were None, each of the guests are getting murdered one by one. In the poem that is in the novel, each of the indians die one by one, much like the guests of the island. Ironically, the deaths in the poem and the deaths in real life happen the same way. After every death, one of the ten indian figures disappears. The characters are extremely uneasy about how well the whole thing is planned out and that the murderer is among them. In “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?,” a strange man shows up at Connie’s house while her parents are away. The man, Arnold Friend, seems to know everything about Connie. He tries to get Connie to take a ride with him in his car. Connie feels so uneasy about this because she can tell that Arnold is much older than her and she has never seen this man before, but he seems to know her inside and

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