Atonement - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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After making sure the children have eaten a sensible lunch, Emily retreats to her cool, darkened bedroom to ward off the migraine she anticipates every day. She thinks about Leon's dwindling prospects as a banker, about how Cecilia's college-inspired pretentious will prevent her from finding a husband, about how Briony no longer wants to be soothed as a child and about Lola, the incarnation of precocious, scheming Hermione, the older sister Emily dares not think about because that will surely bring on a headache. Illness always stops Emily from giving her children a mother's attention. Sensing this, her daughters call Emily by her first name.

Habitual fretting has given Emily a sixth sense about the house. She can lie in the dark and know everything. She hears Cecilia deliver the flowers to the guestroom and Leon and his friend arrive. She knows Cecilia will care...

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