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One might say the main character of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is Mr Justice Wargrave but it can also be said that Wargrave does not change throughout the book at all Wargrave is the one behind the invitations the victims were receiving each luring them to Soldier Island Each victim had committed a crime that remained untouched by the law Wargraves original intention is to punish him or her for his or her immoral actions and he therefore devises a theatrical plan that gives him the opportunity to kill as well as the opportunity to die in a blaze of excitement 240 Because Wargraves doctor tells him that he is dying his motives from the very beginning are to live before he dies 240 Throughout the entire story Wargrave acts according to these intentions his goal never changing once He follows out the plan until his death which also is the end of the story Though Wargrave does not change as a person the nine victims on the island do At first each of them think that they will be getting a free holiday at any rate and they are generally excited about hisher vacation on the mysterious Soldier Island 8 However their excitement gradually turns into fear and paranoia The victims openness to excitement and an interesting adventure turns into a fear and suspicion for the people around themThe Novels Main ThemesMessages - The main theme in And Then There Were None is the meaning of justice Agatha Christie examines justice throughout Wargraves plan to punish the guilty One can either argue that the killings of the victims are justified because they are guilty or argue that they are not because they are acts of deliberate murder Wargraves murders are intended to punish cases of deliberate murder that are untouched by the law 238 One can defend Wargraves actions by saying he is only giving murderers the punishment that they
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