you have failed me alice - Atonement & The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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  • you have failed me alice - Atonement & The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    • Guilt
      • "How guilt refined the methods of self-torture, threading the beads of detail into an eternal loop, a rosary to be fingered for a lifetime."
      • "I feel no pity for her. I feel no pity for myself either."
      • "Everyone was guilty, and no one was."
      • "A life calls for a life."
      • "I am a thief - yes, a common, vulgar thief."
    • Justice
      • "A life calls for a life."
      • "Let the guilty bury the innocent, and let no one change the evidence."
      • "There'd be a kind of poetic justice."
    • Crime
      • I hesitated with my hand on the door handle, looking back and wondering if there was anything i had left undone."
      • "Within the hour, Briony would commit her crime."
      • "There was our crime - Lola's, Marshall's, mine"
    • Victim
      • "Suicide! And I drove her to it."
      • "Everyone was guilty, and no one was."
    • Punishment
      • "A life calls for a life."
      • "So let it be veronal."
      • "She's taking on nursing as a sort of penance."
    • Criminal
      • "I did what little had to be done."
      • "she was finally able to reveal that he was the incarnation of evil."
    • Motive
      • "A demand for money"
      • "She hadn't intended to mislead. She hadn't acted out of malice."
      • "In her mind he had betrayed her love by favouring her sister."
    • Deceit
      • "I played Watson to his Sherlock."
      • "Each one of you has something to hide."
      • "Dr Sheppard has been a model of discretion."
      • "But not every child sends a man to prison with a lie."
      • "I saw him."
    • Tension
      • "There was tense silence. There was a dead silence."
      • "The air was still and heavy."
    • Detective
      • "Have i not told you at least thirty-six times that it is useless to conceal things from Hercule Poirot?"

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