Atonement key quotes - part three

something was coming
to an end - foreshadows
1 of 40
Briony knew she had already
accumulated a string of errors - is on about in nursing, but ironic as a string of errors back at home
2 of 40
lapses and failures could carelessly
accure over several days - briony
3 of 40
if you had not read the signs the
wrath would come down as a shock
4 of 40
army three-
ton lorries - repition of the word 'three'
5 of 40
the war against germs
never ceased - metaphorical, war against lies
6 of 40
she was ginger haired and
freckled, which made Briony automatically wary - reminds her of Lola
7 of 40
she had no identify beyond
her badge - Briony in hospital, ironic as would have been the same for Robbie in prison
8 of 40
it seemed theatrical
to Briony - ironic as she wrote a melodramatic
9 of 40
wasn't allowed to tell her where
he had been - Jack Tallis, shows more secrets within the family
10 of 40
simple accounts of her day which increasingly
shaded off into fantasy - Briony, ironic as always goes back to fantasy
11 of 40
she was under no obligation to
the truth - links back to unreliable narrator
12 of 40
she was really an important
writer is disguise - Briony, delusion
13 of 40
it was though, perception,
sensations that interested her - Briony, psychotic
14 of 40
now she was beginning to think that
silence was Cecilia's answer - Briony
15 of 40
she had been too wrapped up
in her tiny concerns - Briony
16 of 40
church of the
Holy Trinity - lola and paul marshall getting married
17 of 40
she was
unforgivable - briony
18 of 40
on her third
attempt - briony trying to call her father, repition of three
19 of 40
but now she understood how the war
might compound her crime - about cecilia and robbie
20 of 40
there was a cruel touch to her
humor that Briony liked - about Fiona
21 of 40
but now the three were busy
and ignored her - about the nurses but links to family
22 of 40
take her hand, and in silently squeezing
it, forgive her - briony about Robbie, wants forgiveness from him
23 of 40
the protruding part was
obliquely triangular - soliders womb, motif of triangle
24 of 40
did a girl love him before?
could she continue to? - about a solider, Briony thinks looks matter most, immaturity
25 of 40
that a person is, among all else, a
material thing, easily torn, not easily mended
26 of 40
the sodden crumbs of
Amo bars - Paul Marshall cannot be escaped
27 of 40
I'm sure they retain a childlike desire to be told a story,
to be held in suspense, to know what happens - readers have to be childish, like briony
28 of 40
a narrative split between
three different points of view - just like the novel Atonement itself
29 of 40
was heavily
vailed - Lola at her wedding, marriage is entrapping her
30 of 40
poor vain and
vulnerable Lola
31 of 40
saved herself from humiliation by falling in love,
or persuading herself she had - Lola
32 of 40
to marry
her ****** - Briony confesses it was Paul Marshall
33 of 40
lola's white
shape - metaphorically died after marrying Paul Marshall
34 of 40
like a boy's pyjamas, which
heightened the sense of confinement - Cecilia's wallpaper
35 of 40
their shared proffesion was
not going to be a bond - Cecilia and Briony
36 of 40
couldn't it also be
the wars - trying to blame the war as well on Robbie's aging
37 of 40
growing up
- Briony, he realisation that it wasn't Robbie
38 of 40
she and her sister and
Robbie had only one subject - the **** of Lola
39 of 40
but a new draft, an atonement
and she was ready to begin - foreshadows next part of novel, as explains her atonement
40 of 40

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Briony knew she had already


accumulated a string of errors - is on about in nursing, but ironic as a string of errors back at home

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lapses and failures could carelessly


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if you had not read the signs the


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army three-


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