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A Pocket Full of Rye

CHARACTER/MOTIVE CHART

 

Imagine that you are Inspector Neele’s “Watson.”  Using your powers of observation and deductive reasoning, speculate on the motives and opportunities each has had to commit the murder.  Complete the chart below, using specific details and specific quotations from the text to explain each character’s possible motivation and opportunity.

 

Characters                                   Description                             Possible Motive              Opportunity

Miss Somers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Griffith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Rex Fortescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Grosvenor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Mary Dove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adele Fortescue (Mrs. Rex)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Ramsbottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percival Fortescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Characters                                   Description                                 Possible Motive                Opportunity


Jennifer Fortescue (Mrs. Percival)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine Fortescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladys Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Crump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lance Fortescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Forestcue (Mrs. Lance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivian Dubois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald Wright