Atonement Literary Elements Essay
One major theme of the movie is thing aren’t always as they appear . The major character Briony in many instances misinterprets what she has witnessed and these misunderstanding ruin the life of the people she cares the most about. The first misunderstanding took place in her back yard where she finds her elder …show more content…
This extends to another theme that love doesn’t always prevail. Though Cecilia and Robbie loved each other whole heartedly, love was not enough. It was because of Briony that Robbie was thrown into jail and then later forced into the army. Life circumstances had kept them apart Even after Cecilia abandon her family and became a working class nurse, Robbie and Cecilia were never together since the night in the library .they were never to see each other again for they both died in 1940.
Themes were not the only literary element presented in the film; symbolism can also be seen throughout the motion picture. The first and most important symbolism to be presented in the film is the typewriter. The typewriter symbolizes life or a way life could’ve been. Briony uses the typewriter to achieve atonement and rewrite the past. Using the typewriter she creates the time that Cecilia and Robbie never had together, the time they longed for and deserved. She gave