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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 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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    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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    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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    There Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood. It is a dystopian novel wrote in 1985. The story is told from the point of view of Offred and switches between the present time, and the time before then with the events as to how she got into the situation she is in. The main character 's name is Offred. She is a handmaid to a wealthy family. A handmaid is a fertile woman who would provide the family she works for with children. In the beginning, Offred resists Gilead, the place where she lives. She…

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    “The Handmaid’s Tale”, by Margaret Atwood, is a dystopian novel concerning a woman living in the totalitarian and theocratic state of Gilead. Throughout Atwood’s novel, one is travelling alongside Offred, [a Handmaid to the Commander and Serena Joy] and is experiencing her journey as she is treated as political property. The Republic of Gilead is used by Atwood, to comment on the already existing radical feminism and religious rights trends within western society. Atwood utilises these trends…

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    American in which the government leaders are dead, the Constitution is suspended, a religiously guided regime is now in power, and women are relegated to the roles of baby makers. This is the reality for Offred, (her new name, since her true name is never revealed) who recounts the story of her transition from a typical college girl to a Handmaid. In A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood tells of a dystopian world through the memories of one of the lowest, yet most valuable, members of the new…

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    Women have been oppressed from their emotional and sexual freedom since the beginnings of time. Margaret Atwood was able to write a novel where she is showing to her audience the oppressive and rigid hierarchy of Gilead which is full of Orthodox traditions, making it a symbolism from the reality where we have been living forever. In Gilead there’s only one power, the power of repression and women have no hope that there is an opponent power that can save them from misery. Even though nowadays…

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