Study Guide

Atonement Characters

By Ian McEwan

Briony Tallis

Briony Tallis, thirteen-year-old dreamer and interferer, is a very useful character for you....

Robbie Turner

Robbie Turner is the son of the Tallis family's cleaning lady. On the one hand, this isn't very...

Cecilia Tallis

Cecilia Tallis, Briony's older sister, totally doesn't know what she's doing. She comes back from...

Lola Quincey

Lola Quincey, the fifteen-year-old cousin of the Tallis children, wants to be grown up. She's a...

Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall, Leon Tallis's friend and successful businessman, is the chocolate guy. He's also a...

The Tallis Family

Emily is Briony, Cecilia, and Leon's super delicate mother. She suffers from migraines and spends...

The Tallis Family Servants

The cook. She often has conflicts with Emily, which Cecilia has to sort out. She makes Jackson...

Robbie's Wartime Companions

A large man who thinks quickly on his feet. He gets Robbie out of trouble a number of times...

Briony's Hospital Acquaintances

The nurse in charge of Briony and the other trainees. She is strict and terrifying. If you make a...