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Thread #12823   Message #1737388
Posted By: GUEST
10-May-06 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ten Little Indians
Subject: RE: req/add: 10 Little Indians
Some of the chain about the 10 Little Indians may be well intended. But a bit of history might be helpful.

First, the piece is yet another brick thrown at the ever-thinning glass of British colonialism. By the late 30s when Christie was developing the novel, it had become popular to express anything from eager impatience to out and out acrimony towards the British colonial project. By the time WW II started, Anti-Colonialism had become a popular sport in all but a few segments of the British political spectrum.

Point: Dame Christie is relying on the modern (a la the late 30s and early 40s) British sentiment against the British Colonial System in her novel, play and movie.