Murder on the Orient Express Topics for Discussion

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Debate the book's perspective on justice. Consider particularly Mrs. Hubbard's comments (see "Quotes", p. 253). Was Ratchett/Cassetti justifiably murdered? Would it be appropriate to call his death an execution? Did Poirot, the Doctor, and Monsieur Bouc make the morally and/or legally correct decision about the solution?

Debate the question of capital punishment and/or execution. Consider again Mrs. Hub-bard's comments (see "Quotes", p. 253). Is the execution of a criminal such as Ratchett/Casstti, or any other repeat offender guilty of a series of life/soul destroying crimes, ever justified? Why or why not?

Consider and discuss what might move you to the extremes of action taken by the passengers on the Orient Express. What o you feel passionately enough about that you might take matters of law and justice into your own hands? What might you commit murder for? What are the moral implications of this...

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