Estimated Time: 45 minutes
One way to become a better writing is to read good writing.
We learn that Ratchett is guilty of kidnapping, extortion, and murder of a young girl. This leads to the death of her mother and the suicide of her father. To learn a bit more about this type of loss, read "Losing Private Dwyer" by Laurence Gonzales on page 154 in The Norton Sampler.
- The writing assignment for this book is to write an essay about the significance of the setting to a story.
- Consider how the setting of Murder On the Orient Express is significant to this story?
- Learn how to analyze the setting by reading this article.
- Make some notes about the setting and how it contributes to this book.