Professor Sara Moore
4th February 2016
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood is a dystopian novel based in a totalitarian Christian theocracy that has forcibly removed the United States government from power and has become the Republic of Gilead. Due to the terrible decline in reproduction rates because of natural disasters, women become an essential part of ensuring that the population does not drop any further. In this republic, women are…
In the book “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer, there is a broken society with cyborgs and humans. The opportunity for a cyborg girl (Cinder) and a queen (Levana) to use her different powers is created in this world, that is full of many obstacles. At the same time, Meyers is writing her book in a special way. One theme that the story is representing is, someone's differences can be used as a strength when they use it to their advantage.
The obstacle is challenged by the main character (who’s name is…
Demonstrating the strength of the setting played a major role in delivering the idea of the systemic control of the society in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood chose the non-resistant attributes of the protagonist in the novel carefully because she sought for displaying a clear picture of the story, without letting the protagonist’s pathos alter it; which helped on letting the historical notes increase the significance and the power of the setting by showing how non immune she was…
The dystopian novel, The handmaid’s tale, written by Margaret Atwood in 1985, is based after the government calls off the constitutional and begin to build a ‘christian society’ that replaces the US, now called Gilead. The handmaid’s tale explores many different themes, one of which is surrounding the contrast of gender roles and why they are represented this way.
Women and men have completely different titles they are chosen to have based on certain characteristics and backgrounds. Gilead…
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried - Winston Churchil. Democracy is not really by the people, there is always someone who actually controls everything. In the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the notorious1 big nurse, Nurse Ratched rules the mental hospital and keeps everyone under her control.
Democracy is cynical and in the novel it is developed through the diverse2 events occurred in the hospital.
“The Handmaid’s tale” by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel, where women are being
controlled and have no freedom. Women are expected to cover their body; they are subjected to
being treated as the weaker sex that aren’t allowed to read or learn. In this dystopian, women are
being controlled by men, by controlling women’s knowledge, feelings and attachment. Women in
this society are not allowed to have freedom; they are controlled by the commanders or their wife’s.
The women that are…
Consider an instance when you were required to make a choice. A time when you understood all the facts and recognized rationally what path you should follow. However, once it came down to making the choice for some odd reason you didn’t use your head at all. Instead, you realized that you had to act on what you felt because somehow that feeling you felt was stronger than the opposing logical choice. We as humans are caught in an internal struggle because our heads lead us one way while our…
One’s imagination is one’s reality, the mindset and possibility an event or action can be. In the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the novel presents a dystopian literature that emits an alternate reality of life. The story is gives off the government being broken and the society itself completely changed to the ways a few wanted which stripped women’s rights, United States of America changed to Republic of Gilead, and the Gilead made some women into Handmaids which used just for…
How does the writer make the ending so dramatically effective?
- The plight of Madame Loisel
(How does she perceive her life to be? Draw upon examples here!)
(What does her life become? Why is this ironic?)
- The relationship between Madame + Monsieur
(Why does he seem so pleased with himself for the Party invitation?)
(He uses all his money not just to help buy her an outfit but also to buy a real diamond necklace)
(Why is he so content in life?)
- Symbolism of the necklace
Option 3: In Hanife, how does Soysal deal with the issue of “honour killing”?
Hanife (2010), is one of the famous short stories of Sevgi Soysal who was a Turkish- German female writer and was imprisoned for political reasons, during a military coup in Turkey in 1971. Soysal deals with the issue of honour killing by examining the different perception of honour and its importance and the place of women in the view of society, through the symbolism of the images such as the poplar tree and the…