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Atonement Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Through the window of an unused bedroom, Lola sees Briony on the island and realizes the play is dead. Lola and her rambunctious brothers are homesick. Tearful Jackson refuses to be convinced they will return home soon and dares to pronounce the unthinkable obscenity, "divorce." Marshall stands in the doorway and introduces himself. Lola studies him carefully. She asks in a grown-up manner that Marshall not to speak about their parents in front of the boys. Marshall sees Lola as a pre-Raphaelite princess and compliments her outfit, embarrassing her. They talk about Hamlet, Marshall's expensive shoes and his chocolate factory. Marshall gives them an Amo sample and they discuss the prospects of war. Lola is laughing with a mouthful of green candy when Betty calls her brothers to their bath.

Part 1, Chapter 5 Analysis

The brief Chapter 5 brings Paul Marshall and Lola together and Lola struggles...

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