The Vase represents the shattering of the Tallis Family
"She might not agree to it I bet she will. Maniacs can attack anyone" Pg. 113
"Briony's was a shrine to her controlling demon the model farm spread across a deep window ledge consisted of the usual animals but all facing one way--toward their owner" Pg. 5
"Was everyone else really as alive as she was? For example, did her sister realy matter to herself, was she as valuable to herself fas Briony was?" Pg. 34
"Briony whispered, who was it and before that could be answered, she added with all the calm she was capable of, I saw him. I saw him" Pg. 155
"One moment Briony was giving patient instructions to Jackson, then she paused and frowned as if to correct herself and then she was gone." Pg. 52
The books represent how she views everyone as characters and lives in her imagination. The clock represents her inability to change the past and her guilt from past to future.
"Sometimes when a soldier Briony was lookingg after was in great pain she was touched by an impersonal tenderness that detached her from the suffering so that she was able to do her work efficiently and without horror" Pg. 287
"She had hated herself for everything she had been, but she had never thought of herself as a liar. How strange, and how clear it must seem to Cecilia. It was obvious and irrefutable" Pg. 318
"The only conceivable solution would be for the past never to have happened if he didn't come back... she longed to have someone elses past to be someone else" pg. 272
Briony is wearing a prison jumpsuit to represent how she is trapped in her thoughts of guilt.
"She would never undo the damage she was unforgivable" Pg. 269
"He had done nothing wrong. It was for herself, for her own crime which her conscience could no longer bear" Pg. 215