The A.B.C. Murders Themes & Motifs

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Jealousy

Poirot’s ability to decipher between jealousies is a major factor in Poirot’s ability to solve the murder. Many of the victim’s close family and friends experience jealousy. Mr. Ascher, who is hardly in the novel, is clearly jealous of his wife and how she is able to live without him. The only mention that there is of Mr. Ascher is that he would bully his wife and threaten her. It is clear that he is a degenerate that wishes he could still be with his wife. Similarly, Donald Fraser is also jealous of all the men that Betty has been with. This jealousy is so strong that on the night of Betty’s murder, Donald follows her all the way to the fake place she says that she will be. It is also clear that Franklin is jealous, not only of his brother...

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