Why did Briony decided to become a nurse?
She clearly wants to be independent of her family, and her narrative mentions that she wanted to join the war effort. Some students may view Briony's choice the same way Cecilia did—"a sort of penance." Briony may feel she needs to help others to compensate for the damage she caused. She may also have chosen this career path out of admiration for Cecilia and the choices she has made. Based on the description of her stories and character sketches, she may also have wanted to acquire more inspiration for her writing.
What is the significance of "the hallowed rule"?
It indicates that a nurse's...
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