Monday, April 10, 2017

Schlorb Addresses Civilized Society in Agatha Christie's Poirot

Mykenna Schlorb is a triple major in Political Science, Health and Risk Communication and Accounting, yet is presenting at URCA about a piece of literature -- specifically Agatha Christie's first Hercule Poirot novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Dr. Maura Grady is Mykenna's faculty sponsor for this project which "shows Christie’s keen sense of societal structures and civility which are interrupted during World War I...(when) Social norms and expectations of propriety are clear, even in a time of political instability...Christie is able to focus on how social propriety and daily civil normality crumble in times of injustice, atrocious crimes, such as murder, and world war, all of which juxtapose the order that is maintained in a healthy civil society. Ultimately, it is this crumbling sense of civility and civic duty that lead to the destruction of civil society and civilization as a whole."

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