|Plot Summary of Atonement|
A young girl witnesses her cousin's rape and identifies the wrong character, Robbie Turner, instead of her brother's weekend guest,Paul Marshall.
Robbie, who just graduated from University and intended to go to medical school, is instead sentenced to jail. His term is commuted after three years by joining the British Army as a non-commissioned officer.
He is caught in France in the march to Dunkirk to be evacuated. Only his love for Cecilia, the young girl's sister, keeps him going.
In a series of flashbacks, the author portrays the young girl's coming of age and depicts the horror of the retreat of the British army while revealing the real culprit of the crime.
This synopsis report prepared by Betty-Jeanne Korson
|Chapter Analysis of Atonement|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?
- a kid
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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