Witness for the Prosecution Essay | Witness for the Prosecution: A Character Analysis of Mr. Mayherne

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Witness for the Prosecution: A Character Analysis of Mr. Mayherne

Summary: Discusses Witness for the Prosecution, an Agatha Christie mystery. Provides a character analysis of Mr. Mayherne. Examines how Christie used different means of characterization for the construction of the character to confuse her readers, adding to the mystery.

The categories associated with the means of means of characterization are considered to be explicit vs. implicit characterization, auto- vs. alterocharacterization and figural and narratorial as the foci of characterization. The use of certain means of characterization depends upon the preference of the author: his style, intentions and choice of focus. The characters are characterized by 1) what they say themselves, 2) what they do, 3) what the narrator says about them and 4) what other characters say about them. One should not, however, take for granted what is said by other characters since they might not be reliable, especially if one notices certain inconsistencies. This essay focuses on a story called Witness for the Prosecution written by the famous writer of detective stories, Agatha Christie. The plot centers around a crime (the murder of Miss Emily French) and starts with the discourse between...

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