Agatha Christie Writing Styles in Five Little Pigs

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Point of View

The bulk of this story is told from the point of view of a third-person omniscient narrator. This is true for Books 1 and 3. Book 1 is the section in which Poirot interviews the five suspects face-to-face. Book 3 is the section of the book where Poirot proposes his final questions to the five suspects and then shares his conclusions with the five of them. Book 2 includes narratives from each of the five suspects. Because these narratives are written by each individual, they are written from the first-person point of view.

Language and Meaning

Even though this novel involves the investigation of a crime, subject matter that could be very complex, the story is straightforward and easy to understand. There is little legal or police jargon used. Because the majority of the characters are members of the upper class in England, most of them speak properly and some...

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