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by Ian McEwan

"Atonement" is the eleventh book written by Ian McEwan. It was published in 2001 and won the W.H. Smith Literary Award in 2002, the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award in 2003, the L.A. Times Prize for Fiction in 2003, and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel in 2004. It was also made…

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Posted By jessica s #289381 at Dec 08, 2012 11:46 AM

what images or motifs are mentioned throughout the book?

what images or motifs are mentioned throughout the book?

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Posted By emily j #159215 at Nov 28, 2010 1:46 PM

Briony slashing the nettles?

Does anyone know why she is slashing the nettles? why is she so angry? why doesnt she like her cousin lola? and what do the nettles symbolise? can anyone link this to the go between X

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Posted By anjai t #346786 at Nov 21, 2013 12:24 PM

‘In part one, Briony is poised on the brink of adolescence, and is beginning to shun childish activities.’ Discuss this statement in relation to Briony’s character in Part One of Atonement.

Briony’s desire for drama.

•Briony’s desire to be centre of attention.

•Briony’s fashioning immature narratives out of reality.

•Briony’s interpretation of and reaction to the fountain and balcony scenes

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Posted By liz m #345118 at Nov 11, 2013 12:22 PM