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Atonement Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

How does Paul Marshall escape blame as Lola's attacker? What signs point to his guilt?

What evidence is there to suppose or vindicate Danny Hardman?

What is the function of Emily Tallis in the story?

What is the function of Jack Tallis in the story?

What is the function of the Quincey twins in the story?

What is the function of the vase in the story?

Could Cecilia have saved Robbie by testifying immediately?

What most sealed Robbie's fate?

Why might Robbie not have sought medical attention for his wound?

Would you, as a reader, have accepted the factual ending to Robbie's and Cecilia's lives without the fictional cushioning provided?

Do Lord and Lady Marshall prove might makes right?

How does Cecilia use her "ward sister" voice and how does she use natural compassion?

Does anyone die happy in this novel?

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