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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

by

Agatha Christie

 Table of Contents

Train

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

The Simplon Orient Express moves across the European continent, and as it does, it acts as a kind of courtroom that's not tied to any specific country or place, but rather to all places. It's a place where it's normal to see people of all nationalities and backgrounds, so it's a perfect place for a crime such as Ratchett's murder.

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