The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Themes & Symbolism

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In a small town like King's Abbot, it is very difficult to keep a secret, but all of the characters were keeping their own little secrets. Poirot himself at first wanted to keep his former profession a secret, so he could retire in peace. Of course, just like all the other secrets he himself later extracts, his own secret came out. Then we have Mrs. Ferrars' secret that she killed her husband. Mrs. Ferrars secret leads her into a messy situation of blackmail when James sees an easy way to make big money by blackmailing Mrs. Ferrars. For Mrs. Ferrars, it is dirty hidden secrets that ultimately lead her to melt under the pressure and commit suicide.

Poirot tells the all of the suspects during a meeting that he knows each of them is keeping a secret and can probably be helpful in the case if they...

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