Vince Clarke

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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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  • Loss Of Freedom In The Handmaid's Tale And The Bath By Janet Frame

    Introduction The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Bath by Janet Frame both show the extraordinary loss of freedom humans can suffer in their lives. These talented writers have portrayed this theme through skilful use of characterisation, setting and imagery. In dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, antagonist Offred is stripped of her freedom by a theocracy. This government demand single women to be surrogates for rich, barren couples. In the short story, The Bath by Janet Frame, a…

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  • An Analysis Of Offred: The Handmaid's Tale

    Offred is a slave, she is a slave to an internal war within herself and an outside war that she has no control over. Offred is a handmaid. During a time of war her family and her were separated and she was given a choice. She could either choose to go to the colonies and clean up nuclear waste, or she could be a handmaid and give her body up for the wars purpose. The purpose of being a handmaid is to be an instrument, to bare children for the commanders and their wives. Offred only wants to find…

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  • Altruism Analysis

    Altruism’s Gifts of Nature Have you ever gone out of your way to help somebody in need, or maybe even done something for somebody just because you know it will make them happy? If you have, then you could relate to the word “altruism”. Altruism is the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well being of others. In the article “Of Altruism, Heroism and Evolutions Gifts” the author Natalie Angier describes altruism by using examples of not only human beings but also…

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  • Essay On The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood

    “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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