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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood presents the fictional story of a woman trapped in a post-modern world of strict social structure. This society has been based upon a very religious ideology and patriarchal worldview. The main character is Offred, who has been assigned the social and vocational role of a Handmaid. This is a woman who, because of her background as a fertile woman (she had a daughter) previously married to a divorcee (making her marriage null and void in this society and herself a close-cousin to a prostitute because she had broken her original vows), has been reassigned in the new world order to provide an elite couple with a child. Each month, when... ?Handmaid's Tale In her book A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret...
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood’s The Blind Assassin I. Introduction – The Blind Assassin is a structurally complex novel by Canadian author, Margaret Atwood. The novel contains three narrative threads that all revolve around the protagonist, Iris Chase. However, because of the narrative complexity of the work, the reader does not realize that Iris is the narrator of all three threads until the end of the novel. II. Focus- The structural complexity of the novel manipulates the reader’s perception of narrative and how an author unfolds her narrative. III. The first effect of the structural complexity of the novel... is that it challenges the reader’s understanding of conventional narrative structure. A. Dancygier...
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The poem the moment by margaret atwood
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...Atwood: The poem d “The Moment” is a beautifully illustrated and compactly presented work, and itsmeaning is especially relevant for contemporary societies. The poem is organized in three stanzas of six lines each. The first stanza sets up the narrative by making the claim about human beings’ ‘ownership’ of earth. The second stanza counters the first stanza by explicating the inherent folly behind the notion of ‘ownership’. The final stanza qualifies the second stanza by giving reasons for why human beings cannot be owners of the planet. The poem can be summed up thus: Whenever human beings start believing that they have mastered their environment and start... Analysis of The Moment by Margaret...
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English Grade 12 - A Travel Piece by Margaret Atwood
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...ATWOOD The work d ‘A travel piece’ by Margaret Atwood details the life of a freelance journalist, Annette, who experiences the horror of a plane crash over water. In the story, Atwood has projected the character of ‘Annette’ as someone to whom real events never seemed to occur. In support of her vision, Annette’s articles further used to describe about places where everything seems to go well and where unpleasant things never seem to occur. This drug and liquor vision of Annette, which is muddled amongst imagination, is a clever ploy on the part of Atwood to project a woman, whose life and thinking changes with the crash, which eventually seems to a real unpleasant event... A TRAVEL PIECE BY MARGARET...
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The Handmaids Tale of Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood is a terrifying foray into the realms of power in a totalitarian regime. It is about the power structures that exist in life, relationships and in this particular theocracy which seeks to subjugate women and strip them of their rights, individuality and more importantly their spirit. Told in narrative style, by a handmaid the novel brings to life a dystopian world - the Republic of Gilead where everyone is a pawn in the game of power. This essay seeks to explore the power-play between... The Handmaid's Tale: Power Structures in Life and Relationships in APA Style The Handmaid's Tale: Power Structures in Life and Relationships Introduction The Handmaid's Tale by the Canadian novelist Margaret Atwoo...
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood The main character in Atwood’s’ book, Snowman is sleeping on a tree while he is covered himself in an unusually dirty bed sheet. He is trying so hard to survive the difficult times which are going on in the society. He claims that the world has totally changed, and everything has gone wrong. Under the tree, there are strange animals that are called pigeons and wolvogs prowl, these animals are just creatures that are hybrid, and they were created by the human beings. The human beings have managed to wipe out the old generation of animals and their species. The spoilt tower blocks can be seen not so far away in the pleeblands. Then further away, he can see the wrecked... Oryx and Crake by Margaret...
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English 103 - The Respendent Quetzal by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood- the portrayal of North American tourists in Mexico The locale described in the story “The Resplendent Quetzal.” By Margaret Atwood relates to the ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico. Now that place is “overrun with big-hatted American tourists and gold toothed Mexican guides.” (Atwood, n. p.)The tourists do not fail to visit an ancient Mayan sacrificial well. The marriage relationship of Edward and Sarah is strained, and the Mayan ruins symbolize what remains of their marriage. In order to find a solution to their plight, both go on a vacation to Mexico... Essay: English 103 Topic: The Resplendent Quetzal by Margaret Atwood- ...
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The immigrants by Margaret Atwood and Borders by Thomas King
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...Atwood’s “The Immigrants,” the two authors show people’s strong resistance to cultural assimilation and acculturation, thus highlighting their need for personal identity. The main character in “Borders” pays a lot of importance to personal identity. When asked of her citizenship, she always declares that she is a “Barefoot.” It takes her and her son... Cultural Assimilation and Acculturation Every person undergoes the struggle for personal identity. Majority of people experiencethis struggle in their youth, when they start to discover and express their choices in life. Meanwhile, some people experience a never-ending struggle because they refuse enculturation. In Thomas King’s “Borders” and Margaret...
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwoods The Blind Assassin." Style 41.2 (2007): 133-152. Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Feb. 2012. This article is relevant to the topic because it examines the use of narrative anchors as a method that Atwood employs to achieve coherence in her story. The article provides quality evidence of understanding how the different levels create a coherent whole. Barbara Dancygier is a credible author. She is a cognitive linguist serving as a professor for The University of British Columbia. In addition to her credibility as a Ph.D... . in linguistics, Dancygier has published peer-reviewed articles examining narrative complexity in a variety of works. The article is current. Dancygier...
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A photograph of me by Margret Atwood
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...Atwood presents a nearly confused person seeking way out of his own mind. He stands in a field where he is the only person present in its vastness. Albeit such space, the character feels locked in where he does not comprehend. He calls to be let out when he is already out of his prison. The poem implies lack of walls or borders... ?A speech by my image The poems in question provide us with two people who struggle with the quest of identity. They are torn between freedom and imprisonment which makes it hard for the character to identify himself. He does not know who he is, whether he is free or not and whether there is a listener to his cries of grief. Progressive insanities of a pioneer by Margret Atwood ...
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The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood). Does this mean there is no such thing as truth In her famous novel The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood makes an interesting and essential pronouncement which has been debated and discussed in the field of knowledge for several decades and has vital application in the Theory of Knowledge - "Context is all." An important subsequent question of this important statement by Atwood which has great bearing in an understanding as well as analysis of the major knowledge issues is whether this declaration means that there is no such thing as truth. While attempting to answer the question, it is important to realize the terms context and truth. Whereas the term context may... "Context is all" (Margaret...
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The government in the Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood Introduction Reflecting the Gilead Republic, the Handmaid portrays a society that is oppressed by the government, but whose citizens are ready to fight for their freedom. This novel presents a world of dystopia vision, where religious fundamentalists are the rulers, while women are only confined to the roles of female with neither property nor education. Throughout the novel: The Handmaids Tale, the author, Margaret Attwood shows a futuristic society, called Gilead, wherein the government controls their citizens through fear, pain and manipulation. The main character Offred is forced and scared into her role as a Handmaid assigned to her... The government in the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood ...
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Imagery and Symbolism in Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood makes use of Imagery and Symbolism in her book, “Surfacing” to succeed in creating a desired image in the mind of the readers. Types of Imagery and Symbolism use in the book American Expansion Atwood uses American images showing how Americans were invading and ruining Canada. The Americans put missile silos, filled the villages with tourist cabins, and left trashes everywhere. Atwood describes the growth and expansion of American as the cause of cultural infiltration. The narrator of the story calls Americans having a brain disease, relating their identity with behavior... Imagery and Symbolism Introduction Most use imagery to explain or describe sensitive experiences in their text. For instance, ...
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Journal of book (THE HANDMAID'S TALE) by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s tale” is the story of a woman Offred who is being kept as a concubine in the totalitarian society of America. The story is set in the Republic of Gilead which has been formed after the dissolution of America. Male chauvinism is clearly visible in this society and so is the class system. From the babies that are born to the women living in the republic, everything has been divided into different classes. Margaret’s main aim behind writing the story is to show the probable result of the attitudes and opinions held by the society. She has set up a society based on conservative beliefs such as restriction of women to their homes... ? of the of the The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret...
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Risks of Modernity in Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood
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...Atwood Margret Atwood’s novel “Oryx and Crake,” published in 2003 delves more in a bioengineered environment where scientific research has given rise to a new species of human though embodied in Crake. Being a Dr. Frankenstein’s brainchild, the new species revolutionizes the world, and threatens to eliminate the entire human race. Towards the last part of the novel, the readers are left wondering the future and significance of Crakers and a handful of traditionalists. Jimmy the Snowman is left split in thought as to whether or not he ought to eliminate the remainder of his traces and pave way for the existence of the new Crake species made... ?Insert Risks of Modernity in “Oryx and Crake” by Margret...
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Margret Atwood, Negotiating with the dead: A writer on Writing
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...Atwood, Negotiating with the dead: A on Writing Democracy has set writing different from other arts this is because it is readily available to everyone as a medium of expression. For instance, a newspaper once stated that why not become a writer? This is because being a writer does not require experience or special education. Or as Elmore Leonard has one of his friends say, you are asking, do I know how to put words on a piece of paper but that is what a man does just writing down a word after another from your head. The good thing is that as a person you already learned in school how to write. You have the idea on what you intend to write and you simply write it down. For one... in this...
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THE BLIND ASSASSIN BOOK BY MAGARET ATWOOD (Book Report)
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...Atwood 43)1 It becomes clear later that her ruin is of her own making, brought about through her deliberate blindness towards her own motivations that underlay the choices she made. Thus she says: I did believe, at first, that I only wanted justice. I thought my heart was pure. We do like to have such good opinions of our own motives when we’re about to do something harmful, to someone else. (497) In old age, Iris is painfully aware of at least some of her motives. However, she is still not entirely honest because it is quite clear that she knew ‘back then’ as well. Thus “we do like to have such good opinions... Dangerous Power The Blind Assassin is full of complex characters with motivations...
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For what cultural critique does Margaret Atwood use the strory of Pyramus and Thisbe
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...Atwood use the story “Pyramus and Thisbe?” Table of Contents Works Cited 7 In the poem “Pyramus and Thisbe” by Ovid tells the story of two lovers forbidden by their families to be together fall to the ill hands of fate and die in the woods, by their own hands. In the poem “Marrying the Hangman” by Margaret Atwood, on the other hand, Atwood imagines the underlying psychology behind the story an imprisoned woman who was able to persuade a man likewise in prison to become a hangman and to become that hangman's wife, in order to avoid being hanged. The two are stories of contrast with regard to the ways in which men and women join in union. As a tool... for cultural critique, “Pyramus and Thisbe”...
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Comparison of Uncle Tom's Cabin(by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Surfacing (byMargaret Atwood)
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...Atwood) Harriet Beecher Stowe writes about the ugly face of slavery in theUnited States. It is a heavy topic to tackle and she has done it well. In contrast, Margaret Atwood is interested in topics which feature fairytale and folklore. In her work, Surfacing, Atwood reveals her brand of literary genius. Stowe is one of the writers who follows the sentimental literary tradition. Her writings are relete with instances showing her deep religious belief and transcendent references. In all her writings, Stowe has shown the full range of human emotion and social life and she draws inspiration from her Calvinist background. In contrast... Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet beecher Stowe) and Surfacing (Margaret...
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(247 to 374 ) of Oryx and Crake written by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood, a Canadian national. The novel illustrates speculative fiction, and also and a concept referred to as adventure romance. The novel is more than realism. The novel was published in 2003, by McClelland and Stewart. The novel made the shortlist for Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004 and Man Booker Prize in 2003. The television adaptation of the novel was made by Darren Aronofsky. It is part of the MaddAddam under HBO. The assignment requires analysis contents of the Oryx and Crake, between the pages 247 and 374. The book illustrates Jimmy and Cracker discussing destruction of the present civilization. Crake... Lecturer Oryx and Crake Oryx and Crake illustrate a novel that was written by Margaret...
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Comparative essay between The Passion by Jeanette Winterson and The handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale can both be considered feminist works. They both look at the different aspect of feminism, which can be seen in the remarkably different environments in which the stories in these novels are set, and these give a hint of the authors’ thoughts on the feminism. The Passion is a novel set in the Napoleonic age, and it is a story based on two characters, Henri, who is a cook, and Villanelle, a web footed cross dresser who works in a casino. The Handmaid’s Tale on the other hand, is a story set in a futuristic New England after the destruction of the United States, and it is based on the experiences of Offered... of these gains. In the state of Gilead where The...
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English Oral Presentation: The role of women in 'The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale As she struggles to survive the life she has now, the main character of Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale clings to memories of the daughter and husband she lost when the new order took control of what is suggested to have been the United States. This character is able to remember numerous elements of modern society and women’s rights, such as being able to drive a car, travel where she wished when she wished and making her own decisions whether they were of import or not. However, when she was arrested in her attempt to flee across the former Canadian/U.S. border, she lost husband, daughter and life in one fell swoop, now living a life... The Role of Women in Margaret...
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- Text The Handmaids Tale (Atwood) What is the purpose of morality What are the pros and cons What is morality
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...Atwood, the second Canadian to bag the Booker Prize is Canada’s most prolific The Handmaid’s Tale, a novel with a futuristic settingand a dystopic theme came out in 1985 when Atwood was forty-six. Belonging to both the genres of ‘speculative fiction’ and ‘dystopia’, the novel envisages a bleak future as the invariable outcome of a series of situations playing dominant in the post-modern, technocratic, cosmopolitan world, and attempts to warn humanity about an impending catastrophe. The erosion of values in the present world with its hiking rate of individual freedom prompt conservative, traditionalists of a sort to resort to checking measures. Whether it results in the reinstatement of moral...
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Consider the way in which two authors, John Irving and Margaret Atwood reveal an idea about the way in which an individual defines him or herself
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...Atwood Cat's Eye, reveal a similar idea about the way in which an individual defines him or herself. Cat’s eye is written by Margaret Atwood in 1988 and is one of her most renowned novels. The novel takes it reader on a thoughtful voyage of Elaine Risley’s life, a middle-aged highly praised artist who finds out that she cannot move ahead in her life as she is yet gripped by her childhood shock which was initiated by Cordelia, Elaine’s oppressor and friend. Elaine has been so intensely scared by the menacing girly “power-games” in her youth that unfortunately she loses herself, her recollections and turns out... in her past. Atwood’s novel appears to sculpt a voice that states...
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Consider how The handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood and White teeth by Zadie Smith represent/address a shared theme or con
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...Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. Although... Section/# A Thematic Comparison of Two Novels When one considers the topic of culture and religion and the level to which these two fixtures of society work to define and influence the way in which human beings interact with one another, it is easy to see why such themes are oftentimes the subject matter of various works of fiction. As such, for purposes of this brief essay, the author will examine the following two works of fiction and draw inference as to the ways in which narrative structure and imagery are utilized to compound the thematic nuances that their respective authors are attempting to engage the reader with: Margaret...
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Compare and contrast their attitudes towards motherhood, proposing why the differences and the similarities that is identified exist in the two stories The mother by Gwendolyn brooks and Giving Birth by Margaret Atwood
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...Atwood The poem, The Mother indicates about the feelings of a woman who has aborted her children. This fact cannot be denied that she has aborted her children but she also loved her children, which is evident from her last claim, “Believe me, I loved you all. Believe me, I knew you, though faintly, and I loved, I loved you….” (The Mother) This stanza indicates that she loved her children but aborted them on the basis of her problems that she faced. Previously, she considered abortions not as a crime but later on, she felt that she was wrong and aborting children is a crime. In the poem, the poet’s shows the woman who aborted her children... The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks and “Giving Birth” by Margaret...
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On Living in a Cold Country by Hugh MacLennan And Great Unexpectations by Margaret Atwood
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From this discussion it is clear that both writers too could be noted of using their own artistic styles in writing as they presented the different phases of their lives that brought them the courage and the reason to be where they are at present. Being recognized by people, as a fine creator of written pieces is something that many people dream of but only a few realizes the reality of such matter. For Margaret Atwood, realizing this particular possibility in her life was more of like a dream come true. Although it was almost a surprise, Margaret Atwood realized that writing was indeed her first love. She was able to recognize that the years of her life has naturally lead her to becomi...
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Margaret Atwood's Death by Landscape
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...Atwood: A Biography. Toronto, Ontario: ECW Press, 1998. Nathalie Cooke’s Margaret Atwood: A Biography is considered as the first biography of Nathalie Cooke, the famous author, poet and critic. The book portrays the author’s development as a writer of international fame. The famous works of the author including ‘Death by Landscape’ is analyzed in this book. The author’s sources of inspiration and the different influences she had are explained in the text. The people she met, places she visited and other events she encountered are chronologically presented in the text. The book includes the famous author’s personae, her private... assignment is due Annotated Bibliography Cooke, Nathalie. Margaret Atwood: ...
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Margaret Atwood's Death by Landscape
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...Atwood: A Biography. Toronto, Ontario: ECW Press, 1998. Nathalie Cooke’s Margaret Atwood: A Biography is considered as the first biography of Nathalie Cooke, the famous author, poet and critic. The book portrays the author’s development as a writer of international fame. The famous works of the author including ‘Death by Landscape’ is analyzed in this book. The author’s sources of inspiration and the different influences she had are explained in the text. The people she met, places she visited and other events she encountered are chronologically presented in the text. The book includes the famous author’s personae, her private... assignment is due Annotated Bibliography Cooke, Nathalie. Margaret Atwood: ...
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Compare and Contrast their attitudes towards motherhood, proposing why the differences and similarities exist
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...Atwood Roll No: Teacher: 9thFebruary 2009 University Attitudes towards Motherhood in "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks and "Giving Birth" by Margaret Atwood “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a poem while “Giving Birth” by Margaret Atwood is a short story. Both the works are quite different in terms of attitudes towards motherhood. In “The Mother”, Gwendolyn Brooks informs about a woman who is not a mother but the one who always aborts her children. In spite of the abortion of children, she feels love for her children. In “Giving Birth”, Margaret Atwood informs about two women that are pregnant and have... Attitudes towards Motherhood "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks and "Giving Birth" by Margaret...
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Happy Endings
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...Atwood’s “Happy Endings” as a Feminist Meta-narrative While reading Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings”, most of the readers are supposed to skip the point that the story is ultimately a feminist meta-narrative for traditional/conventional plot of literary works or fictions, until they reach the narrator’s comment in the story: “Thats about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what” (Atwood, “Happy Endings”). Indeed the most precious suggestion subsequently comes in the final line of the story: “Now try How and Why.” Atwood attempts to summarize all the possibilities about the affair between two couples: John-Mary... Analysis of Margaret...
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Happy Endings
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...Atwood sets out to present different life scenarios in her story ‘Happy Endings’.She narrates how some individuals choose to live their lives. She is keen to make the reader realize that all humans end up with death. For most people, her story touches upon the ultimate destination that is death. However, one may find more insights from the scenarios presented. There is a deeper message that Atwood sought to tell the world. She seems to be telling everyone in the society to make wise choices about living life because that determines the ending they are to face. She becomes more specific with choices that concern the search for love in the modern times. This essay... will explore the message...
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Analysis of Happy Endings
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...Atwood sets out to present different life scenarios in her story ‘Happy Endings’. She narrates how some individuals choose to live their lives. She is keen to make the reader realize that all humans end up with death. For most people, her story touches upon the ultimate destination that is death. However, one may find more insights from the scenarios presented. There is a deeper message that Atwood sought to tell the world. She seems to be telling everyone in the society to make wise choices about living life because that determines the ending they are to face. She becomes more specific with choices that concern the search for love in the modern times. This essay... will explore the message...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Atwood plays with language in The Handmaids Tale Introduction Despite the fact that English language has gone through an evolution process from the era of colonialism, its roots in society dominated by males has not changed. Margaret Atwood exemplifies this in the Handmaids Tale that language facilitates power. The ruling race, class or gender takes advantage to monopolize language through censorship of literature and control of discourses to fortify their leadership position. Atwood makes use of word choices and sentence structure in her book “The Handmaid’s Tale” to expose the shocking structure of Gileadean society, which was built upon foundation of gender inequality founded... How Margaret Atwood...
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...Atwood’s “Happy Endings” as a Feminist Meta-narrative While reading Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings”, most of the readers are supposed to skip the point that the story is ultimately a feminist meta-narrative for traditional/conventional plot of literary works or fictions, until they reach the narrator’s comment in the story: “That's about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what” (Atwood, “Happy Endings”). Indeed the most precious suggestion subsequently comes in the final line of the story: “Now try How and Why.” Atwood attempts to summarize all the possibilities about the affair between two couples: John-Mary... Analysis of Margaret...
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Bad news letter
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...Atwood Cheese Mary Maxwell, 345 Aggie Drive, Cengage, California 94321. Dear Ms Mary, Atwood Cheese feels honoured to be chosen as the desired company for your project. The fact that our repute has been able to extend itself beyond its industry boundaries and enter the field of academics has filled us with such a sense of contentment that defies expression in words. I on behalf on my entire company take this opportunity to thank you profusely for endowing Atwood Cheese with such a coveted position. From your letter it is evident that you would require certain information pertaining to the financial statements and...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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...Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale is based on the ideology of leading societal oppression that had been formulated in the Republic of Gilead. The state was created after the fall of the government to be replaced by a tyrannical society where equality lack and oppression shape the society. The narrator Offred is at the center of the social oppression that has been subjected to women. She explains how the society has turned her into a Handmaid taking the responsibility of a slave and being charged with bearing children to the women who could not conceive. Offred is placed to serve under the commander and Serena. The age of infertility has reduced Gilead to offer... The Handmaid's Tale Introduction Margaret...
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How Atwood's The Penelopiad Re-Imagines Homer's The Odyssey
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...Atwood’s The Penelopiad is a revision of Homer’s Odyssey narrated through the voice of Penelope. This work can be considered not only as a revision, but as a certain reply to The Odyssey. Atwood uses her version of The Odyssey to demonstrate the double-standard that existed between men and women. She interprets the male-oriented myths created by men and undermines the obligation of a gender hierarchy. Introduction Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad is her own revision of Homer’s Odyssey narrated through the voice of Penelope. In modern literature “revision” means a literary work in which canonical texts are used and reimagined by a writer. Thus, a classic work of literature underlies a new... Margaret...
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Scholarly Critical Analysis Final Research Paper of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale
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...Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale”, which whisks the reader away to a dystopian futuristic society; the horrific setting of the dictator government and the oppressed subjects is narrated from the perspective of ‘a handmaid’, offred. Atwood’s use of literary devices combined with a strong... ?CRITICAL ANAYLSIS OF ‘A HANDMAID’S TALE’ Submitted By Prepared For Teacher’s Teachers Today’s Date Critical Analysis of ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ Throughout history there has been a battle for equality between a man and a woman. Women’s rights are where they are today not because of mass rebellion, but by every woman standing up for herself and what she believes in, subtle yet firm. Such is the tale presented in Margaret...
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...Atwood 22). This transition can be related to the fact that in her childhood she did not have the right people and opportunity to converse with and even interact with. This is similar to my situation. When I... My life’s experience and identity vs. Elaine Risley Identity development is shaped by various factors ranging from individual experiences, interactions with their environment, their memories and even timelines of the incidences shaping their lives. This essay will consider the experiences and the events that have helped shape the identity of Elaine Risley in the novel Cat’s Eye, from her childhood to adulthood. The essay will compare the experiences of Elaine to my own life. As seen in the novel,...
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'Oryx and Crake' Interpretation
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...Atwood has never shied away from controversial s and issues and her widely acclaimed novel Oryx AndCrake contains its fair share of hard-hitting questions. Moreover, Atwood seldom gets into controversies for the sake of gaining publicity. Her bravadoes have always been to reflect on contemporary social, political and economic problems and this book too maintains this standard. Not quite a full-fledged science fiction novel, while at the same time not confining to the realist norm, the book can be loosely classified as ‘speculative with a tinge of dystopia’. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the book re-invokes the themes found in Aldous Huxley’s masterpiece... ?  Oryx and Crake Interpretation: Margaret...
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Analysis and Responses
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...Atwood is one of the classical novels that have enhanced the feminist view. This paper aims to provide an insight to the first six chapters of the novels. This paper shall also include my response regarding the story. The analysis of the first six chapters of the book will allow understanding with the narration of protagonist and also the main goal of the authors for adopting a feminist approach in writing. The narration in the first six chapters of the novel is introductory of the location where the protagonist and other women are staying. The narrator and protagonist of the novel is Offred who... ? of The Handmaid’s Tale: Chapter Analysis and Responses The novel the Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Poems - You fit into me & First Poem for You
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...Atwood and "First poem about you" by Kim Addonizio. Atwood's way of depicting love is interpreted differently by female readers and male readers (Simmons 259). Most women understand the first two lines "You fit into me/ like a hook into an eye (Atwood 1971)" as positive and appealing way. The "fit" can represent lovemaking, when the two bodies are tight. It can also mean that the partners belong to each other. The "hook" and "eye" refer to clothing fasteners, such as hook and eye of the bras. However, few male readers should association the hook... Comparing Contrasting two poems - You fit into me & First Poem for You Love is a concept that flows through both of the poems - "You fit into me" by Margaret...
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Uncle Tom's Cabin and Surfacing
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...Atwood) Harriet Beecher Stowe writes about the ugly face of slavery in theUnited States. It is a heavy topic to tackle and she has done it well. In contrast, Margaret Atwood is interested in topics which feature fairytale and folklore. In her work, Surfacing, Atwood reveals her brand of literary genius. Stowe is one of the writers who follows the sentimental literary tradition. Her writings are relete with instances showing her deep religious belief and transcendent references. In all her writings, Stowe has shown the full range of human emotion and social life and she draws inspiration from her Calvinist background. In contrast... Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet beecher Stowe) and Surfacing (Margaret...
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
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...Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has been celebrated as a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction and speculative fiction and the novelist offers a fascinating vision of the modern society which is fundamentally knocked over by a theocratic revolution. One of the most significant aspects of the novel is the effectiveness of the novelist in exploring crucial themes such as women in suppression and the various means by which they achieve agency. It is the quality of the themes dealt with in the novel which makes the piece one of the most powerful and most widely read novels in the recent times. In the novel, Atwood tells the story of Offred... Margaret Atwood's ...
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Genetic Engineering in Oryx and Crake
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...Atwood Novel Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood The relationshipbetween scientific research, technological development and society has been the subject of heightened scholarly interest for many years. In particular, genetic engineering has been acclaimed as a potential tool for addressing many problems facing modern societies. On the other hand, scientific experimentation, especially genetic engineering presents numerous threats to human existence. Consequently, there are inherent concerns that careless pursuit of scientific experimentation and technological development could override humanistic and ethical concerns. From this perspective... ? Topic Novel Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood...
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Structural Complexity and Its Effect on the Reader in Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin
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...Atwood’s The Blind Assassin Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Blind Assassin, revolves around the life of two sisters, Iris Chase Griffen and Laura Chase. Though the novel concerns the lives of both characters, the focus is on Iris. Laura Chase dies in a car crash that is an apparent suicide shortly after the end of World War II. Iris is an elderly woman at the time of the novel, and her role as the center of the book becomes apparent throughout the course of the story. The narrative of The Blind Assassin is particularly complex. Three narrative threads weave throughout the book. In one... ?John Q. Doe English 344 8 May 2000 Structural Complexity and Its Effect on the Reader in Margaret...
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Poetry Analysis
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...Atwood’s “February” will be taken to illustrate how Atwood applies thematic language, imagery, and an unconventional rhyme scheme to develop and reinforce the poem’s message. To begin with, the speaker of the poem utilizes the extended metaphor of associating... the twilight month of February—a time of quiet and darkness before spring—with the dissociative and unendurable oppression imposed by the sexual repression of winter. The longing the speaker holds for sexual activity stands out in stark contrast to the daily morning reminders that the warmth of lovemaking has been replaced by the “black fur sausage” (Atwood line 3) of her increasingly needy cat. She notes that...
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Oryx and Crake
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...Atwood is the reflection upon the society that we live in and discusses in a elaborate fashion her perceptions and beliefs on what would happen if mankind does not mend its senseless ways. Clearly, this novel reflects that she is on a crusade to help preserve our society. The initial part of the story gives a sense that something is not appropriate with the world of today. Dawn casts a strong glow while waves crash past a pile of industrial garbage. ‘Oryx and Crake’ is in fact the story of how the world has reached such a desperate situation and is clearly projected given the storytelling genius in Atwood. Atwood depicts several moods... Oryx and Crake: Society ’Oryx and Cake’, a novel by Margaret Atwood ...
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Margaret Atwoods Happy Endings
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...Atwood's "Happy Endings" is told in a fashion different from other short stories. Atwood tells the story as if she were a teacher showing the reader how to write a story. She directs the reader to choose a version of the story based on what kind of ending she wants the story to have. In version A there is a happy ending for the main characters, John and Mary. Versions B through F explore variations of John and Mary's relationship to each other and the very different stories of their lives. This method of storytelling is successful in that it allows the reader to analyze the totality of each life story and easily compare it with the others. In addition... A Closer Look at "Happy Endings" Margaret...
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