Writing Project

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.

Writing Assignment:

  • 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.

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