The essay “The Enduring Appeal of Agatha Christie” creates a strong case that Agatha Christie is one of the greatest authors of the mystery genre. The introduction paragraph does an excellent job on informing the reader of her argument, by indirectly stating that Agatha Christie is the “Queen of Crime Fiction”. The paragraph also goes on to include aspects of Agatha Christies writing (Strong characters, setting, and morality) that define her writing style. The first body paragraph is extremely effective for the main reason that in compares Agatha Christies characters with the famous Sherlock Holmes. This is effective because despite the fact that you may not know who Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are you can inference that they are detectives, similar to Sherlock Holmes. Also by comparing Christie’s characters with Sherlock Holmes it shows the reader that her writings are able to compete with well-known writings, like those of Arthur Conan Doyle. The second body paragraph is directed toward the plots that Agatha created in her novels. This paragraph effectively displays that Agatha was able to create settings of existing and non-existent places. One way she did this was to describe the setting in such detail that the reader would be able to interpret what time period It was without her stating a date. This clearly shows that Agatha Christie had a gift for writing literature. The third and final body paragraph is effective in showing the morality of Agatha Christie. It effectively does this by clearly stating that she was a supporter of the death penalty, by making the characters she writes about agree with it(Even the admirably friendly characters). This paragraph also goes on to show that she would write about her life events in her novels as well. It is effective in proving this point by stating that she wrote about RAF officers in a villainess way after her husband (Which was a RAF officer) divorced her. The...
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