Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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  • Equality's Society In Anthem, By Ayn Rand

    In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, the main character Equality’s society is built on strict rules and guidelines. These rules are enforced from the time they are born. They are taught never to love, have any self motivation, or individuality. Equality breaks free from these rules, and lives in the Uncharted Forest with Liberty, someone who also broke free from The City. Equality envisions creating his own society, one far different from the society he has raised in. Although Equality’s ideal…

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  • Relationships In The Handmaids Tale

    When people think of someone being held against their will they associate that with people being treated like property, but that is not the case in the book Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It is a story about a dystopian society where everything is regulated and people do not have the ability to make free choices. The story takes place from a point of view of a specific handmaid named Offred, a handmaid is a woman who is brought into a household for the sole reason of reproduction. They are…

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  • Oppression In The Handmaid's Tale

    In Margaret Atwood 's The Handmaid’s Tale, one is given a look into a society where women are deprived of power and live out lives of enslavement under a very strict and vigilant government. The government uses the Handmaids and other people, such as the commanders, in the society to ensure that everyone in the society is complying with its rules. The methods of Gilead’s government are absolutely archaic, “The Handmaid 's Tale brings together pre-Christian notions of absolute patriarchal…

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  • Feminism In Handmaid's Tale

    In the book “Handmaid’s Tale”, written by Margaret Atwood, explore Offred’s view on the world and how totalitarianism and theocratic is now taking over the United States because of the low reproduction rates they created the Handmaid’s to give birth to elite couple who are having trouble conceiving. The women are subjective to prostitution, pornography and violence during the republic of Gilead. As the author states “Atwood’s protagonist, Offred, is a Handmaid—a fallen woman who is forced to…

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  • Character Analysis Of Offred In The Handmaid's Tale

    Her attitude to the ceremony is, certainly not a respectful one, not the one that Gilead would have tried to instil in her, "...the Commander fucks, with a regular two-four marching stroke, on and on like a tap dripping...". These are hardly the sentiments of a true believer in the role of the Handmaid. However, it is clear that the Red Centre did have some psychological effects on her by the way that she sees everything in a sexual light, she is obsessed by the colour red…

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  • Feminism And Marxism In The Handmaid's Tale

    Milestone Two: Rough Draft Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel takes place in Gilead, located in New England in the United States, where the republic’s democracy has been overthrown and replaced by a totalitarian theocracy. In order to procreate, the plummet of live births in Gilead leads to the implementation of divorced and fertile women serving as surrogates for childless couples. The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred’s life prior to the change in government and follows her as she…

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  • The Role Of Identity In The Novel The Handmaid's Tale

    Margret Atwood’s novel "The Handmaid's Tale" published in 1985 is a brutal and unimaginable prediction of America’s future as a totalitarian state. The Republic of Gilead resorts to old fashion traditions in order to get the population back to where it once was. By recruiting fertile women as handmaids who's sole purpose is to carry children for the social elite. The government of Gilead stripped the women of any right to education, forbidding all women the ability to read and write. Instead,…

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  • Dystopian Characteristics Of Propaganda In The Jewel By Amy Ewing

    The Jewel. In the series “The Jewel” by Amy Ewing, the dystopian genre shows itself through many dystopian characteristics such as a totalitarian government using propaganda to control its citizens. In these novels propaganda contributes to controlling the citizens and crushing dissent. Propaganda is used to hide the murder of surrogates through unwanted pregnancies with babies they are not compatible with. It is also used to convince the citizens that everything is fine and that the royalty…

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  • Why Is The Handmaid's Tale A Dystopia

    The novel The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, is a dystopian novel in which the protagonist Offred is cut off from any outside information and is supposed to assume that she is constantly being spied on. Offred is a handmaid and is only valued for her ability to produce offspring as the world she lives is suffering from declining birth rates. Atwood incorporates several features of dystopia such as the idea of power, totalitarianism, and war. Atwood also includes the features…

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  • How Does Margaret Atwood Use Language In The Handmaid's Tale

    In “The Handmaid’s Tale” the author Margaret Atwood's use of language represents how power restricts women from their freedom. In the novel the women are stripped of their real names, their voices and their rights. The Handmaid's work in a house in Gilead run by a married commander, whom they must have sex with to become pregnant and provide the household with a child. The narrator, Offred uses her language as a tool to escape the plight of her existence by manipulating things to her…

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