– 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.
(Vanessa Redgrave in “Atonement” by Joe Wright, 2007)