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    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a book about an unethical world controlled by the totalitarian government known as the republic of Gilead. The government uses fear and manipulation to control the people in that society. In fact, Gilead controls every minute detail of its citizens’ lives. Atwood shows that using fear-based tactics is effective and the government is able to maintain its power in this way; however, the author reveals that ruling by fear has its limits, as the citizens of…

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    In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, mostly every major character engages in some kind of disobedience against Gilead’s laws. Since Gilead is a theocratic dictatorship, there is no possibility of appeal or a method of protecting oneself from the government. If one does decide to go against the law or Gilead’s government, the punishment involves being hanged or beaten till death. However, this did not stop Ofglen, a Handmaid and a friend of Offred, and Serena Joy, the Commander’s wife.…

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    to hide themselves under their thick covers in the icy mornings to avoid having to leave them behind. They put on a few, or perhaps more than a few, pounds to insulate their cold bones. Bitter or melancholy moods set in to reflect the weather. In Margaret Atwood’s poem, “February”, she makes use of similes and metaphors to compare humans to animals in order to emphasize her gloomy, apathetic tone in her discussion of human survival during the winter months. Immediately as the poem begins, the…

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    expected to push a child forward a maladaptive developmental pathway by promoting deviance’ (Bagwell). Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye focuses on this complex aspect of friendship relations. The novel delves deep into the world of school children portraying the nature, behaviour and desires of the girls of that age examining the various reasons causing conflicts. Adept in the portrayal of women’s sphere, Atwood presents the female world unveiled in her novels. She keenly follows the thought…

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    Macbeth, and Othello. Similar to Shakespeare, writers in colonial America often used betrayal as the theme of their works. The theme of betrayal is illustrated in Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Margaret Atwood’s “Half-Hanged Mary,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” through blunt disobedience during crucial moments in each of these works. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” expresses this theme in a harsh,…

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    is a study of gender difference, female male relationship, detective story, and journey towards nature, study of self-identity, sexual politics, and searching for the meaning of life. Atwood’s Surfacing is about a “woman’s spiritual quest” (Christ Margaret 316). “A feminist/ecological treatise that reflects the political and issues of the postmodern society (Hutcheon, Casnadian 54). Surfacing is written with the elements of suspense, with multiple layer of meanings and in brilliant style. The…

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    that life may seem trivial and an act of vanity altogether but it is also during these times that one possesses the strongest desire to strive for more and achieve some feat which would provide them with feelings of contempt and fulfillment. Margaret Atwood, in her book The Handmaid's Tale, attempts to convey the message that the struggle to add purpose into one's life is constant but must only…

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    College Is Not Right For Every Person Society says we all need to go to college in order to attain a good job. The common belief seems to be if students do not attend college they will most likely lead a miserable life as a fast food worker and will be inferior to those who receive a higher education. Those beliefs simply aren 't true in every case and most certainly aren 't true in regard to the value of an individual 's worth. We are all equal in God 's eyes no matter what we do. He…

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    because they are naïve and ill-equipped to grasp war. War offers many lessons such as truth, horror, fear, and reality, but the twenty-first century can change the notion of war in civilian minds. Margaret Atwood vividly expresses the truths of war in “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers.” Atwood explains how war is all around us when she writes “as I walked to…

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    In the book Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood illustrates the relationship between health and poverty throughout the theme “disease”. She uses this theme as a symbol of the segregation of social class in the urban areas. This paper will mainly focus on how health and poverty is inked together…

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