Paul RoederMr. FisherEnglish 101/18/18Hercule Poirot’s Wisdom In the novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie tells one case solved by the great detective Hercule Poirot.Hercule Learns New that he is to travel On the Orient Express to London to help solve case in London. While traveling on the Orient Express the train come to a sudden stop due to a snowbank blocking the track. Unexpected hy Hercule Poirot there is a murder of a supposed business man that is using the alias of Ratchett. Later in the story Hercule finds out his real name is Cassetti and a few years ago he kidnapped and murder a three year old girl named Daisy Armstrong.
Ratchett is the victim of the murder in this story and Hercule must find out the truth before someone is wrongly accused of the murder. Hercule eventually interrogates everyone and he uses that information to connect everyone to Daisy Armstrong which would be their motive for the murder of ratchett. Hercule Poirot catches all 12 murderers for the 12 wound on the body. Each person that wanted revenge stabbed him one time. Hercule Poirot gains wisdom throughout this investigation by questioning and by hard evidence. First, Hercule gains wisdom through interrogation very easily because he is amazing at knowing what people are thinking and who they are just by what they say and how they act. He is the closest thing to reading a mind that is possible. M.
Bouc, who is the director of the Compagnie Wagon Lits and formerly worked for the Belgian police force with Poirot, tells Poirot to use his brain power to crack the case and he will figure it out. M. Bouc states, “I know something of your methods. This is the ideal case for you. To look up the antecedents of all these people, to discover their bona fides ¬– all that takes time and endless inconvenience. But have I not heard you say often that to solve a case a man has only to lie back in his chair and think? Do that”(163 Christie) . M. Bouc is saying that he need to ask these people questions and he with think and then know the answers to the case.
Also While interrogating he gains more wisdom from M. MacQueen, Ratchett’s secretary, while talking to him before anyone knew about the murder. “No, no,” said Poirot.
“Your assumption was quite right. Mr. Ratchett was murdered. Stabbed. But I should like to know why you were so sure it was murder, and not just—death.
“(153 Christie). M. MacQueen is the first person that Poirot questions because he at that time is the only know person to have interacted with Ratchett. Poirot gains a lot of wisdom while talking to people about the murder such as who they are, where they were during the time of the murder and how they are connected to the victim.