Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Majestic Hotel and Chapter 2, End House)
The reader is immediately introduced to detective Hercule Poirot. Discuss Poirot's involvement in the case, his reputation as a detective and how he becomes involved with End House.
1. Create a character description of Hercule Poirot. Be sure to include as many personal facts as possible, including vital statistics, to get a good picture of the man. Also include Poirot's place of residence, personal and professional relationships, and types of crimes in which he is usually involved. Also discuss how Poirot's career and outlook have changed since his retirement.
2. Hercule Poirot appears in many of Agatha Christie's books and short stories. Choose one or two of Christie's Poirot mysteries to read in class. How do they compare to PERIL AT END HOUSE?
3. Create a crime journal from the point of view of Hercule Poirot. Write down all pertinent details you might need to solve the case...
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