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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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    Margaret Atwood’s reflections on the short fiction of Alice Munro represent commentary from one Canadian literary great on another. Fittingly, Atwood provides any number of insightful reflections on Munro’s work, each of which could be the basis for further study. I would like to focus briefly on just two of these: sex and sexuality as they are represented in Munro’s works, and Atwood’s observation that in Munro’s works “a thing can be true, but not true, but true nonetheless.” Taken together,…

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    Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. Her hometown is Ontario Canada. Her parents and siblings are Carl Edmund Atwood, Margaret Dorothy Killam, Ruth Atwood, and Harold Leslie Atwood. She is at age 79. Margaret Atwood is famous because she is an author. She writes famous poet. She is a literary critic. She is a journalist. She is also an award - winning novelist. Interesting facts about Margaret Atwood are she thought of her first poem while walking football field. She wrote a song…

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    Betrayal: “Lusus Naturae” and “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” Betrayal is a violation of trust which creates conflict within a relationship. Margaret Atwood’s “Lusus Naturae” calls attention to a protagonist, who understands and copes with a disease which turns her into a ‘monster,’ and who forfeits her own life for the sake of her family. Similarly, in Karen Russell’s “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” the theme of betrayal is present when Claudette realizes her desire…

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    Some people struggle with the concept of finances. Margaret Atwood forms her own theory, with evidence, on the topic of finances in her book Payback. Topics that will be discussed is Margaret Atwood’s views on finances to society, literature that supports her views, and a personal interpretation, and opinion, of Payback. Alistair Macleod stated that writers write about what worries them. Atwood contributed to this statement, with her own opinion, that writers write about what worries and puzzles…

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    Dystopian Critical Analysis “Whether this is my end or a new beginning I have no way of knowing” (Atwood 295). In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale a young women named Offred is trapped in a dystopian microcosm being forced to do the unthinkable. In the United States an outbreak of syphilis occurred causing many people to become infertile. The population is declining and the country is scared as a whole. Then, a group of extremists break into the congress building during a session and…

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    “There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from” (Atwood 24). The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a story of freedoms, and questions what it means to truly be free. An oppressive character in the novel, a woman apart of the theologically tyrannical Gilead, named Aunt Lydia introduces the ideas of “freedom to” and “freedom from” early in Offred’s telling of her story (Atwood 24). ‘Freedom to’ is best described as being able to do what one wants to do,…

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    When reading The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood capitalizes on the uses and misuses of language in Gilead, as well as our society. In the book, she demonstrates that language is vital for any form of power, whether in the privacy of a bedroom, or in the public streets of the republic. Atwood demonstrates how language can undermine the human condition, namely self identity, community and self expression. However, the use of language that can enrich lives, can revitalize memories or communities…

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    The Blind Assassin is a layered, multi genre story created by Margaret Atwood set in Port Ticonderoga, Canada throughout the 20th century. The two main characters are Iris and Laura Chase, the daughter of a rich war veteran who owns a button factory. The story itself is broken up into four subplots, all from the point of view of Iris, the eldest sister. The outermost story is of 80 year old Iris, her daily life, as she tells the second story of her family’s past, which hit on many of Atwood’s…

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    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel set in a future America. In it, a woman named Offred is a Handmaid in a republic called Gilead. Offred—whose name stems of-FRED--is one of many fertile women forced to carry the children of their masters in order to make up for declining births in the years past. With her old life erased, Offred finds herself provided for with daily necessities: a conservative red habit, daily bread, and a suicide-proof room to stay in. Provided with…

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