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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie

Justice and Judgment Quotes Page 3

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #7

"She is cold. She has not emotions. She would not stab a man; she would sue him in the law courts." (2.12.7)

Similarly, this reference to Miss Debenham (spoken by Dr. Constantine) is a hint as to the outcome of the case.

Quote #8

"You do not believe in doing your utmost to further the ends of justice?"

"In this case I consider that justice – strict justice – has been done." (3.5.38)

Princess Dragomiroff believes that by killing Ratchett, justice is served. Do you agree with her? Is it okay for ordinary citizens to take it upon themselves to act as a jury and executioners?

Quote #9

"I remembered a remark of Colonel Arbuthnot's about trial by jury. A jury is composed of twelve people – there were twelve passengers – Ratchett was stabbed twelve times." (3.9.58)

In case you missed it before, the link is spelled out for us.

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