Guilt In 'And Then There Were None'

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Influence of Guilt Coco Chanel once said, “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death” (Brainy Quote). This is very true to Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”, David Fincher’s “ Se7en”, and Eminem’s “Stan”. Christie’s Lawrence Wargrave and Vera Claythorne were accompanied with guilt throughout the story. Wargrave uses his guilt of sadism to successfully murder his victims including himself in what he calls “a work of art”, who are all guilty of a crime but managed to bypass law. Vera throughout the novel gets attacks of hysteria because she does not want to admit to her crime of murder. Eventually, the combined mental strain and physical strain given by Wargrave and her guilt convinced her to hang herself. Vera’s hysteria caused by her guilt forces the others to babysit her. Ironically, she is the last to die, purposely set by Wargrave because Wargrave viewed her as the guiltiest. In “Se7en,” John Doe uses his guilt of envy to successfully send a message to the…show more content…
This shows Stan’s obsession truly increasing, to the point where he is willing to physically damage himself just to feel closer to Eminem. As Stan continues to write, Eminem never replies back. Stan takes this personally and his extreme obsession led to extreme anger. Stan clearly states “Dear Mister-I’m-Too-Good-To-Call-Or-Write-My-Fans, this’ll be the last package I ever send your ass”( Eminem). He goes on to lock his girlfriend in the back of the trunk and drive while drunk. By this point, Stan has lost his mind and is committed to killing himself and his pregnant girlfriend. In comparison with Doe and Wargrave, Stan and Vera never managed to admit to their guilt’s and found ways to properly resolve it. This is important because Doe and Wargrave were successful in conquering their guilt in the film and novel whereas, Vera and Stan are
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