In Atonement, Robbie Turner is never supposed to fall in love with Cecilia. He's a worker on the grounds of the Tallis home is all, though it's obvious Robbie has a great deal of intelligence. After he's accused of a heinous crime he didn't commit, Robbie is sent to prison, then the military. But don't think he ever forgets about Cecilia.
Cecilia Tallis: You idiot... You realize that's probably the most valuable thing we own?
Robbie Turner: Not anymore it isn't.
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[voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.Robbie Turner
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I love you. I'll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.Cecilia Tallis
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So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for... and deserved. Which ever since I've... ever since I've always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I'd like to think this isn't weakness or... evasion... but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.Older Briony
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