Analysis Of Ian Mcewan 's Atonement

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Any author can understand the challenges the writing process presents. Writing is never an easy task to achieve. Out of the many essential qualities that encompass the basics of a good novel, what separates the elite writers from the rest, is their ability to effectively use literary devices to shape the reader’s understand and attitudes towards the central issues of the novel. As the author of a novel they are inclined to covey a complete story and as a result their world filled with adventure and wonderful characters should serve as the reader’s guide in showcasing the author’s true intentions of the novels meaning. The novel Atonement is a prime example where the author Ian McEwan, transports the reader into a fiction narrative that demonstrates literary devices effortlessly. Within my analysis I hope to highlight McEwan’s use of metaphors, setting, and dynamic characters just as he demonstrated in Atonement. In the process, I will identify why McEwan’s desire to create a structure of words and literary devices to run side by side with the McEwan’s theme of guilt and atonement is vital to the understanding author’s intentions and to shape our understanding of the novel’s truest meaning. Section 1 In Atonement, McEwan writes with such uniqueness and purpose that his desire to communicate a deeper message can often be overlooked as a nicely worded sentence and without an analysis of these patterns and reference to phrases the reader could miss McEwan’s moral

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