And Then There Were None

The Island Symbol Analysis

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The island is more than the setting of the novel. It also, like the storm, sets the characters is a space apart from the world. In this isolated space the typical rules of law and civilization no loner hold any sway.

The Island Quotes in And Then There Were None

The And Then There Were None quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Island. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper edition of And Then There Were None published in 2011.
Chapter 1 Quotes

Definitely Soldiers Island was news!

Related Characters: Justice Wargrave (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Island
Page Number: 2
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Chapter 5 Quotes

He thought: Best of an island is once you get there – you can't go any farther … you've come to the end of things …
He knew, suddenly, that he didn't want to leave the island.

Related Characters: General John Gordon Macarthur (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Island
Page Number: 86
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Chapter 6 Quotes

We're not going to leave the island … None of us will ever leave … It's the end, you see – the end of everything …”
He hesitated, then he said in a low strange voice:
“That's peace – real peace. To come to the end – not to have to go on … Yes, peace …”

Related Characters: General John Gordon Macarthur (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Island
Page Number: 103
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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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