Mr. U.N. Owen

Who is Mr. U N Owen?  Did the murderer's "confession" seem fitting and appropriate to you?In your opinion, why did Mr. U.N. Owen create this plot? Explain your reasoning with support from the novel.  PLEASE PROOF READ YOUR RESPONSES BEFORE POSTING, and remember to respond in complete and grammatically correct sentences.

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  1. U.N Owen is Lawrence Wargrave. I think that his confession seems fitting to the story because he says he had the urge to kill but not innocent people. So he found people who committed crimes that couldn't be touched by law. U.N Owen or Lawrence Wargrave created this plot because he always wants justice for every crime committed. This is supported because in the story it says " from an early age I knew very strongly the lust to kill , but side by side with this went a contradictory trait- a strong sense of justice " . this goes along with the plot because all of the people who were guests on the island committed a crime that could not be touched by the law.

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    1. I agree about Mr. Wargrave's lust to kill but, I think he was still wrong to kill those people since most of their crimes were accidental. Some of the guest didn't even physically murder anyone.

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    2. You have made an good point Tyler. Could it be that Judge Wargrave just had a lust to kill and found his desire fulfilled by "punishing the guests" for their crimes even though they may not have physically murdered anyone?

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    3. I don't think it was wrong for him to murder his guests, yes most of their crimes were "accidental" but he had mentioned that he specifically picked his guests according to the fact that all their crimes were untouchable by law because their crimes seemed so innocent.

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    4. I agree with Tyler's comment because it is true that most of the crimes were accidental, so technically someone of the people that were murdered were innocent.

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    5. I agree that Mr. Wargrave wanted justice for the crimes that couldn't be touched by the law. I think that it was wrong to murder the guests because they didn't really murder anyone, most of what they were accused of was an accident.

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    6. I agree with Tyler because most of the crimes were accidental and they didn't physically murder anyone but Mr. Wargrave's urge to kill wasn't innocent people and I feel like some of the characters were innocent.

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    7. I agree with Tyler because most of the crimes that the guests were accused of at dinner were accidental. Although some of the guest's crimes deserved punishment an example would be Anthony Marston. He killed two young kids while driving recklessly, and he felt no regret. These crimes could not be reached by the law. Some of the guests could have been innocent, others were guilty they just weren't punished.

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  2. Mr. U.N. Owen is an unknown person who in beginning of the novel sends invitations to ten strangers inviting them to Soldier Island. The reader ultimately finds out Mr. U. N. Owen is Mr. Lawrence Wargrave. Mr. Wargrave is a retired judge who seems to be a leader of sorts throughout the novel until he is "killed" but later confesses to be the murderer in a letter. The murderer's "confession" seemed fitting because the other house guests suspected him of the murders until he was "killed" so they did not suspect him anymore giving him the motive and chance to kill undetected. He did not want to get caught so he left the letter to be discovered at a later time by an unknown person. In my opinion, Mr. U.N Owen created this plot because he was sadistic, murder oriented, and felt justified in executing punishments for non-convicted crimes. In this novel, it stated "from an early age I knew very strongly the lust to kill" and that he then fantasied about murdering without detection. I never saw this plot twist coming.

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    1. Excellent response Taylor. You have done a great job with your insight of the judge.

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    2. I agree with Taylor 100%. I didn't suspect this big of a plot twist at the end either. She has very good detail in her response and it's understandable.

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    3. I agree with you when you talked about how Wargrave felt the need to bring justice to those people that are out of the reach of the law and should be punished for their crimes. What I don’t agree with is why he wrote the letter. I think he wrote the letter because he wanted to explain the murder that has happened on Soldier Island and he was also guilty of killing someone so he committed suicide by shooting himself in the forehead. I agree with everything else Taylor has said in her response.

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    4. I agree on this. I pesonally didn't think it would be him. I have seen a lot of movies with twist endings and this book definetly gave me a twist ending that really suprised me.

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    5. I agree with Taylor. I thought it was him towards the middle of the book because he's the only person with the background to get the information on the people.

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  3. Taylor has a well written response. I do agree with the unexpected plot twist. The whole entire time I thought it was someone else, someone that wasn't one of the ten.

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  4. Taylor has a well written response. I do agree with the unexpected plot twist at the end. Her response was understandable and she used bigger and harder words which was very lovely.

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  5. Mr. U.N. Owen was Lawrence Wargrave. His confection to the murder did seem fitting and appropriate in my opinion. Mr. U.N. Owen created this plot because of all of the victims murdered someone. They did not get caught due to the fact that they were "accidental" murders, therefore the law could not touch them. He felt that they needed to be punished for their crimes.

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    1. I disagree with Justin because I don’t believe U.N. Owen was only punishing them for their crimes. I feel he was obsessed with murder from a young age and this is why he created this insane plot. He said in the book, “I wanted something theatrical, impossible! I wanted to kill…Yes, I wanted to kill…” The judge part of him probably wanted to make these people pay for their sins and the other side of him loved to kill.

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  6. Mr. U.N. Owen was Lawrence Wargrave. His confession to the murder did seem fitting and appropriate, in my opinion. Mr. U.N. Owen created this plot because all of the victims murdered someone. They did not get caught due to the fact the they were "accidental" murders. Therefore the law could not touch them. Mr. U.N. Owen felt the he needed to bring them to justice because he was a judge.

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    1. I agree with Justin because all the guests of the island had committed, or been associated with a murder. However some were controversial as to whether a certain guest actually murdered his or her victim. As an example, the Rogers couple had been care takers of Jennifer Brady. Brady died but no evidence was found against the Rogers. Some thought they just let her die so they could benefit. Unless we knew the full story behind each of the guests murders we can't say whether they are actually guilty or not.

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    2. I do not believe that Mr. U.N. Owen's motive for the murders was truly for justice. Justice Wargrave murdered because it had been a life long fantasy to commit numerous murders and get away with it.

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  7. Mr U.N. Owen's true identity is none other than Lawrence Wargrave. The old judge's confession did seem rather fitting to me. I say that because he openly admitted to having the desire to murder for a prolonged period of time in his letter. His confession was also fitting, and quite expository, because he explained in detail how he murdered most of the guests, but was then found lifeless in his room by investigators. Additionally, he clarified how he found his fellow guests, or victims, and how he later fooled most into thinking he was shot and killed. The details in his letter made everything that occurred make perfect sence, and was, in fact, very appropriate to the story in my opinion. Wargrave created this plot to fulfill his desire to kill those who were practically responsible for the death of another, but unassailable by the law. Although, I like to think he was just an old mad man who wanted to have some excitement in his last few days of life.

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  8. Mr. U.N. Owen was an unidentified person who was the one presumed to have invited guests by letter to come to a mysterious island off the coast of Devon. At first he was not suspected to be any one of them on the island, but eventually they realized it must be a guest after a complete search of the island. The way he carried out his plan was unsuspecting and made everyone wonder until their deaths. The way he presented himself was mysterious as he carefully “calculated” every detail of every death. The way he chose to make himself known was original but risky. Risky because Justice Wargrave may have never gotten credit if the bottle was not found with his confession in it. It was fitting to confess because he wanted to go down in history like one of the other great murder mysteries he had listened to in court and always “fantasized” about. Mr. U.N. Owen created the plot because it was his “desire to act instead of to judge.” He could gain his true recognition as a brilliant murderer linked with his entire “art collection of victims.” He created a plot that used the knowledge of a judge and the sick desires of his imagination.

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    1. Excellent response Keagan. You have strong support that is well written.

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    2. I agree with Keagan on how he said that U.N. Owen is an unidentified person. I also agree with the fact that he has a sick imagination.

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  9. Emily Brent reacts very calmly to Anthony's death. After his death she said they should all go to bed because it's getting late. Emily copes with the deaths by being in denial of her own. The morning that everyone finds out about Mrs. Rodgers death, Emily shows no grief by immediately accusing Mrs. Rodgers of literally dying of fear from the voice on the record stating that Mr. & Mrs. Rodgers killed their old employee. Also Emily expresses her fear in a different way by asking when the boat is coming, unlike Vera Claythorne who doesn't try to hide her fear at all and has something like a panic attack after the first death.

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  10. Mr. U.N Owen is an unknown person who wrote letters to ten non expecting people. We find out later in the story that Mr. U.N Owen is Lawrence Wargrave. In my opinion, the confession seemed fitting and appropriate. Of course I don't agree with him murdering people, but at the same time I understand where he is coming from not wanting to murder innocent people, but still wanting to feel what murder is like, so I believe that is why he created the plot for the murder.

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  11. Mr. U.N. Owen is Lawrence Wargrave. I think that his confession seemed fitting to the story because he had the lust to kill. Mr. Wargrave just didn't want to kill innnocent people. The other nine people were all innocent in the laws' eyes but they weren't to Mr. Wargrave. I think that he created this plot because it would be easier to successfully kill the others without being caught by them. He said "I have a definite delight in seeing or causing death." He also said "from an early age I knew very strongly the lust to kill."

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  12. Mr. U.N.Owen is Judge Wargdave. This is not known until the very end of the book. I think his murfer confession was fitting. Everyone on the island had all gotten away with murder before coming to the island. Because the Judge had live his life being a judge, he was a judge on the island to every person there. The Judge created this plot to create a murder mystery no one could solve. In the written confession on oage 273 it states "it was my ambition to create a murder mystery that no one could solve."

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  13. I think that Mr. U.N Owen is Lawrence Wargrave. I think that his confession seemed to be fitting because he was being known for having a lust to kill. But he saw it as he wasn't killing innocent people because even though that the other character were being seen as innocent of the eyes of the laws' he thought that they weren't. I think that he created the plot because it wouldn't be hard for him to kill 9 guilty people that were all to him considered to be guilty for there crimes. Especially if he "invited" them to a privately owned island in the middle of basically nowhere. But he also basically said he found death rather delightful and such.

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  14. Mr. U.N. Owen is the unknown host at the beginning of the plot but at the end the reader knows it is justice Wargrave . the murderers confession did seem appropriate because it tied everything together in the end and let the reader know what really happened. I believe Owen created this plot because as he said in his confession he always enjoyed the death of criminals and he was fascinated by an unsolvable mystery. he wanted his mystery to be solved by the note in a bottle story.

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