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Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
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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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