Agatha Christie Writing Styles in Crooked House

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Point of View

This story is narrator by Charles from the first person point of view. Charles narrates the story after the fact. This is apparent when at one point Charles comments on the mystery of the will by saying, “But we were looking at it, of course, from the wrong angle” (110). Charles would only be able to know this after he learned for sure what had happened with the will. At another point he says refers to the way “It seems odd to me, looking back” (180) how his sympathy for Brenda disappeared. This statement again helps the reader understand that Charles is telling his story as he looks back on it from the past.

This first person point of view is appropriate because the reader is able to see the crime from the point of view of a person who is neither the police nor a member...

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