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‘Typically, social class is presented as the most important factor in the relationships between lovers.’

‘Rebellion against conformity is typically presented as futile.’

‘Women characters are presented primarily as those who suffer and endure.’

‘Dreams will invariably lead to disillusionment.’

‘The force of tradition are typically presented as opposing social change’

‘Romantic love is typically presented as transient at best.’

‘Capitalism typically has a detrimental effect on the inner-life of the individual.’

‘The loss of innocence is of primary importance in these texts.’

‘A focus on materialism typically leads to downfall.’

‘Optimism is typically presented as folly.’

‘Power is invariably shown as corrupting.’

‘Isolation is presented as crippling.’

‘Temptation is typically presented as destructive.’

‘Deceit is typically presented as rarely punished.’

‘Compassion and forgiveness are typically presented as virtues.’

‘The future invariably is a direct result of the past.’

‘Physical and emotional violence often goes unpunished.’

‘Misunderstandings are at the core of human relationships.’

‘Identity is typically presented as unstable.’

‘Appearance is often starkly at odds with reality.’

A dark and challenging text of mankind’s search to conquer the world around him, Atonement is the seminal gothic story of reason vs emotion. 

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