Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is the second oldest out of her two siblings. She spent most of her time in the woods of Quebec admiring nature. In her poetry, she provided a lot of background considering she is always observant in the woods. Her father was an entomologist, a branch of zoology dealing with insects. In 1946, she moved to Toronto with her family and focused on writing. She loved creative writing and knew that she was going to have a successful career in it. She is known for many things, such a poet, short story writer, cartoonist, and reviewer of her high school paper.
During Atwood’s later years, college life to be specific, Atwood went to Victoria College, University of Toronto,
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For example, “Your lungs fill & spread themselves / wings of pink blood and your bones / empty themselves and become hollow.” (Atwood 1-3). This line shows all the emotion and feelings happening inside of you “your lungs fill & spread themselves”. It shows how to feel to be awakened and to know how reality feels like. The theme that Margaret Atwood is trying to get across is that to live and make the best out of it. Take advantage of the things around you and to always surround yourself with people you love and that make you happy. Don’t let the bad things in life take over you because in the end it won’t be worth living …show more content…
It explains how a child is going through puberty and that they are experiencing new changes. They don’t feel protected as much as when they were younger by their parents. For example, “Well, all children are sad / but some get over it. / Count your blessings.” (6-8). Margaret Atwood implies that everyone goes through some sort of stage of depression and loneliness. Another line that connects to the theme would be, “I am not the favorite child” (20). Atwood describes what children feel when they don’t get the attention they want and that sometimes other siblings get more attention, this could lead up to depression and feeling left out. Overall, what Margaret Atwood is trying to say is that most children can get easily deprived and depressed. Most of the times parents tend to refuse that and not believe in that sort. Leaving it unfixed can result in possibly suicidal behavior. Also, children can become depressed when they are going through some traumatic changes in their

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