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    Atonement by Ian McEwan

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    "Atonement" by Ian McEwan Atonement comes from an "at onement", the idea being that penance and suffering allows us to be "at one" with God or ourselves. The central theme of atonement is that of seeking forgiveness. This is manifested through the characters and their actions. In the book "Atonement" by Ian McEwan, the act carried out by Briony sets of a chain of events, for which either atonement is sought or society seeks atonement from. Briony's character is described as being compulsively

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    Atonement by Ian McEwan

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    Manipulation is a strong tool allowing individuals with a minor role to subtlety, yet critically affect the course of a storyline. In the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan, the story is divided into three parts. In the first third of the book, a thirteen year-old girl named Briony Tallis writes a play for her older brother Leon: the Trials of Arabella. She wishes to use a fairy tale in order to persuade her brother to attain a stable relationship. The play, interpreted by her cousins, must be cancelled

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    Enduring Love by Ian McEwan How important are the Appendices in the novel? The opening of a novel is vital, as it sets the foundations for the story to come. In “Enduring Love” the ending (The appendices) is just as important. The appendices are important in many aspects. Together they are a conclusion to the story, the classic ‘happy ending’ that all readers desire. Thus without them the novel would not conform to McEwan cyclic structure. Starting and ending with love that is endured

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    Review of The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan ================================================== This is a very interesting book by McEwan as well as being rather confusing. The name ‘the comfort of strangers’ fits the storyline perfectly. This is a very mysterious book in which the two of the main characters Caroline and Roger are slowly tightening the noose on the necks of the other two main characters Mary and Colin. I think the book fits into the mystery genre as far as the writing

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    The Effectiveness of Chapter One of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan In a novel the opening chapter has to be effective in order to keep the reader interested and to keep them reading on until the very end. In the Novel 'Enduring Love', Ian McEwan, the author, evidently aimed to write an opening chapter that grasped the reader's attention from the outset of the novel, throwing them into the deep end of the story and into the thick of the action. In my opinion he has achieved in doing this. At

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    Social Class: Atonement by Ian McEwan In the novel Atonement by Ian Mcewan an unlikely love is formed between Cecilia and Robbie. Unlikely because Robbie was the son of a servant who worked in the house that cecilia and her family owned. As strange as this love was it all came to a stand still when Briony Cecilia”s younger sistervwalks into the library and witnesses Cecilia and Robbie relating to one another in a way that Briony is just too young to understand. As her curiosity festers she comes

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    Chapter of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan A dictionary defines the word addictive as being: wholly devoted to something, a slave to another and in a state of wanting more. Ian McEwan claimed that he wanted to write an opening chapter that had the same effect as a highly addictive drug. In my opinion he has achieved in doing this. At the end of chapter one the reader is left needing more information about the characters introduced and what tragedy actually occurred. McEwan took the definition, addictive

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    Exploration of How Ian McEwan Hooks the Reader in the Opening Three Chapters of Enduring Love In McEwan's book Enduring Love, he uses a wide variety of techniques to intrigue and hook the reader. He begins his story with the startling and dramatic scenario of a hot air balloon accident. He begins his story in medias res (in the middle of things). This is a significantly effective technique as it plunges the reader into the middle of a dramatic scenario without having dragged them through

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    implications on Robbie’s life. However, in the narrator’s description, one can see the God-like qualities seep into the story. At the end of the novel, McEwan reveals that Briony has been narrating the entire novel. She also reveals that she changes the ending of the story in order to keep Cecilia and Robbie alive and together. In the novel Atonement, Ian McEwan uses Briony’s character to represent a God-like figure who assumes multiple qualities of a God such as omnipresence and

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    How McEwan Hooks The Reader "Beginnings matter. They always have. Middle's have no limits- they can scrunch up or they can sprawl. Endings may be left open, ambiguous, and incomplete. Never has a novel not begun. And if it doesn't begin right, the suspicion is that the rest of it won't be right either". "In an age of multiple choice and short attention spans, beginnings are more crucial than ever. To prevent readers drifting off, an author has to hook them quickly". A prime example

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