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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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    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 society. Each section of A Handmaid’s Tale is revealed to be a different cassette recording that Offred recorded sometime after her…

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    The main theme of the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is about love and loss. In the novel, Offred, who is a narrator of the story, is one of Handmaids in the society of Gilead. Before she was a Handmaid, she had a little cute daughter with Luke, her husband. Offred had experienced some worst situations about losing her daughter in the past that became her nightmare forever. The first situation was when she and her husband were shopping at the supermarket, someone stoled her…

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    procreation their life and their duty to conceive. "Give me children, or else I die. Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? Behold my maid Bilhah. She shall bear fruit upon my knees, that I may also have children by her. (Atwood, 88)" The only task they are allowed to participate in is procreation and they are not allowed to have any intimacy from that experience. This intimacy involves impersonal and wordless sexual intercourse while another woman, Serena Joy…

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    Analysis of Alias Grace and The Heart Goes Last by Margret Atwood : Rough Draft In the novels, Alias Grace and The Heart Goes Last by Margret Atwood, Atwood uses a specific style of writing to convey her themes of each novel. Atwood utilizes techniques such as symbolism, syntax, point of view and the use of setting to create the Theme of these two novels, In The Heart Goes last the theme is that even utopias are not all they seem to be and can often turn out to be dystopias, sort of like the…

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    Margaret Atwood is a famous writer and poet in canada, many people and causes influenced Atwood and her work, Atwood was heavily awarded and an extraordinary writer, Atwood has been writing since a young age and has known what she has wanted to do for a long time. Atwood was impacted by many people in addition to her father. “The position of her father as a prominent entomological researcher had a profound effect on the eventual career of his daughter” (Gray 73). Her father's work inspired her…

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    In Margaret Atwood’s book, Oryx and Crake Childhood plays an important role in the lives of all characters. Jimmy has constant flashbacks to his childhood, which explains how his childhood shaped his whole life. The story takes place in the future where Jimmy lives with his scientifically oriented parents in an isolated compound. The compound has no value for those who are not scientifically capable. However, Jimmy is more of a “word person” and his talent is mostly unappreciated in his world…

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    The novel, The Handmaid 's Tale, by Margaret Atwood concentrates on the decisions made by the general public of Gilead in which the protection and security of humanity is more extremely respected than happiness or joy. The general public has experienced numerous physical changes that have urged remarkable mental consequences. I assume that Margret Atwood accepts that the likelihood of our general public getting to be as that of Gilead is extremely obvious in the decisions that we make today and…

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    How effectively have the texts you have studied convey aspects of power? The composers Stephen Spender, Robert Browning and Margaret Atwood of the texts My Parents Kept Me from Children Who Were Rough, ¬¬¬My Last Duchess and The Handmaid’s Tale, all convey various aspects of power in their corresponding texts through the use of a variety of language techniques embedded in their writing. The poems My Parents Kept Me from Children Who Were Rough, and My Last Duchess both explore aspects of…

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    is easy to see the power emotions hold over characters in literature. Emotional decision making can lead the character to hurting themselves in a way they may not have experienced if they had followed logic. In the novel The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood the reader is constantly in tune with what the main character Offred is thinking and feeling. Throughout the novel we see Offred making multiple decisions that impact her and those around her. When she makes these emotional decisions she…

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