• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Atonement- Creative Writing Piece- what Briony may have written to Robbie

Extracts from this document...


I am writing to you so as to best explain my actions proceeding up to my decision in saying that I saw you by the lake, and why I stuck by my story in the months leading up to your trial. I understand that this attempt at sharing my experiences with you, will be no means of atonement for the terrible distress I have caused you and Cecilia, I understand that despite how very, very sorry I am for my actions, there is nothing I can say to convey my sense of shame and remorse for my actions. I will do the best I can; however, to explain with no embellishments, what events lead me into my decision. ...read more.


There are three key events that affected my judgment and view of you on that fateful, summer night, 5 years ago.Firstly, I must explain how I perceived the letter from you to Cecilia. Ultimately I saw it as an immense breach of my trust in you; it also led me to perceive you as a sex maniac, for even in all my literary interests, I had yet to come across such a vulgar word used in such a shocking way. It both shocked and appalled me at the time, the letter's contents are responsible for leading me to fear you while at the same time I did not know how I should act. Later that evening, I saw you with Cecilia in the library. ...read more.


As I sat by Lola, trying to comfort her, asking who she thought it was, I could see no other alternative in my mind then blaming the crime on you Robbie, for you had betrayed my trust and love in you. My overall state of mind contributed immensely to my decision. My age and lack of life experience, I believe can be attributed to my decision to stick by my story for months. In reality all I know is that the way I felt at the time was confused and horribly spiteful, more than any child should ever be capable of. I thank, you Robbie for hearing my words. I am very, very sorry for denying you and Cecilia the time you both so deserved together. Yours sincerely BT London 1999 ?? ?? ?? ?? To: Robbie Turner, ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate World Literature section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate World Literature essays

  1. Free essay

    English Literature CWK based on "Atonement" Letter of Briony to Cecilia

    With time, my responsibilities grow too, which makes me feel useful. Also, I somehow get strenght from the idea of you going through the same, perhaps you even worked at the same hospital, here at the Royal.

  2. Fighting Ruben Wolfe Alternative Ending Creative Response

    "Dunno." "Y' could've knocked me out but you didn't. I wanna know why," "There was no point. Either way I woulda won and gone to the next rounds." I thought for a moment. He was right. Either way I would've been knocked out anyway and there was nothing I could've done about it.

  1. Joining a gang - creative writing.

    Suddenly someone knocked on the door. I got a feeling my dad had returned, this gave me enough power to stand up and open the door. When I opened the door I saw the fuckin' POPO. There were two of them and both looked very sad.

  2. Roots. "Roots" is the inspirational story, written by Alex Haley. Haley researched his ...

    He was allowed to touch anything he wanted to except for the holy prayer blanket. Time passed quickly and before Binta knew it Kunta had begun to walk; she new that it was tome to wean him from the breast, so Kunta began eating food as the others.

  1. An evening in Guanima is a treasury of folktales from the Bahamas that was ...

    The celebrations of Bahamians are fairly linked to these stories as well. Especially in ?The Gaulin Wife? where Easter Sunday and Empire day was celebrated.

  2. The poem Two Hands, written by Jon Stallworty, is a piece of writing with ...

    or the potential of working in harmony with the two hands to create something. Another way that it could be understood, would also two hands, of two lovers that hold each other, about two people, therefore, a poem about love and relationship.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work