And Then There Were None

Mr. Rogers's wife, Ethel cooks all the meals on the island and does the housekeeping. Vera notices from the very beginning that Ethel looks constantly frightened and this seems to relate to her sense of guilt. Ms. Rogers dies in her sleep from poison during the first night on the island.

Ethel Rogers Quotes in And Then There Were None

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Chapter 7 Quotes

“I mean – it explains Soldier Island. There are crimes that cannot be brought home to their perpetrators. Instance the Rogerses'. Another instance, old Wargrave, who committed his murder strictly within the law.”

Related Characters: Philip Lombard (speaker), Justice Wargrave, Thomas Rogers, Ethel Rogers
Related Symbols: The Island
Page Number: 114
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Chapter 15 Quotes

“But don't you see, he's mad? It's all mad! The whole thing of going by the rhyme is mad! Dressing up the judge, killing Rogers when he was chopping sticks – drugging Mrs. Roberts so that she overslept herself – arranging for a bumble bee when Miss Brent died! It's like some horrible child playing a game. It's all got to fit in.”

Related Characters: Vera Claythorne (speaker), Justice Wargrave, Thomas Rogers, Ethel Rogers
Page Number: 248
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Ethel Rogers Character Timeline in And Then There Were None

The timeline below shows where the character Ethel Rogers appears in And Then There Were None. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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Vera is brought into her room by Mr. Rogers's wife, Mrs. Rogers who Vera thinks looks “frightened of her own shadow.” Vera becomes uncomfortable wondering what this... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Mr. Rogers and Dr. Armstrong take Mrs. Rogers to bed. Marston says that the needs a drink and he and Lombard come back... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...but by the time he got back she was dead. The old woman left the Rogerses money in her will. (full context)
Chapter 6
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Armstrong goes down to see Mrs. Rogers and sees that she is in fact dead. Armstrong asks Mr. Rogers if he gave... (full context)
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After breakfast Armstrong tells the rest of the guests that Mrs. Rogers died last night. Armstrong says that he cannot tell how she died. Miss Brent thinks... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...tries to tell herself to calm down. She asks Miss Brent whether she thinks the Rogerses are really guilty and Miss Brent says that they certainly are. (full context)
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...and that Anthony Marston must have been murdered. And if Anthony Marston was murdered then Mrs. Rogers must have been murdered, too. They then go over the poem that is hung on... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...– the deaths were just coincidences. Blore asks Armstrong whether he may have accidentally overdosed Mrs. Rogers on a sleeping pill. Armstrong says that this is ridiculous and Lombard says that they... (full context)
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...could have drugged Marston but Armstrong or Mr. Rogers are most likely to have killed Mrs. Rogers . But then Wargrave states that really anyone had the chance to do it. (full context)
Epilogue 1
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...little evidence. Wargrave and Lombard were shot, Miss Brent and Marston died of cyanide poisoning, Mrs. Rogers died of an overdose of chloral, Rogers head was split open, Blore's head was crushed,... (full context)
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...Brent and some notes by Wargrave and Blore. The death occurred in this order: Marston, Mrs. Rogers , Miss Brent, Wargrave. Blore then has a note “Armstrong disappeared.” (full context)
Epilogue 2
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...suffer the longest. He believed that Marston had no conscience or moral responsibility and that Mrs. Rogers had been influenced by her husband. For Marston he used potassium cyanide which one can... (full context)