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  • Margaret Atwood - 1,339 words
    Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is an acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer. With such a variety of works in different types of writing, it is difficult to grasp every aspect of Atwood's purpose of writing. A comparative analysis of Rape Fantasies reveals the Atwood's writing is varied in many ways yet soundly consistent especially when comparing a particular set of writing such as a group of her other short stories. Atwood's background plays a large part in her writing. Atwood was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1913. Her father was an entomologist, so she spent much of her childhood in the wilderness and other various urban places around Canada. Throughout her life, she lived in numer ...
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  • Margaret Atwood - 1,415 words
    ... ome another one of the social problems that they face by getting a conversation going with someone who is intending on raping you. Atwood appears to be making a comment on the strength of women and how she thinks that a society could be changed just by talking. The subject matter of "Rape Fantasies" is parallel with that of her other works. The most important factor is the relationships between male and female. The female relationships in "Fantasies" are very close. Atwood makes the women seem like they have a tight enough bond to be talking about rape together, yet they do not know each other well enough that they will not talk behind the others back. The flow of conversation that Atwoo ...
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  • Margaret Atwood - 1,217 words
    Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is a widely recognized literary figure, especially known for her themes of feminism. Her novels, including Alias Grace and The Handmaid's Tale are widely known for their feminist subject matter, and one finds the same powerful themes within her poetry. Judy Klemesrud, in her article for The New York Times, once made the wise acknowledgement that "People follow her on the streets and in stores, seeking autographs and wanting to discuss the characters in her novels- most of whom are intelligent, self-absorbed modern women searching for identity. These women also suffer greatly, and as a result, some Canadian critics have dubbed her 'the high priestess of angst'" ...
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  • Margaret Atwood - 1,198 words
    ... vement which rejects love and men and all things traditional. Atwood's first few lines reduce the word "love" to an object of convenience. Her words are highly discouraging, as "love" is merely something sold for commercial value ("add lace on it . . .") and cutesy magazine advertisements "There are whole/ magazines with not much in them/ but the word love, you can/ rub it all over your body and you/ can cook with it too"(802). Again, here we see a bit more of the feminist theme we've come to expect from Margaret Atwood. She expertly mocks the type of women's literature that provides its reader's with mushy romance, heavy perfumes, and cooking recipes. Yet, as before, it is important to ...
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  • Margaret Atwood - 1,248 words
    Margaret Atwood "There is so much silence between the words..." SOCI 4019 September 29, 1999. An Overview of Works, Styles, and Themes Margaret Atwood has written a great number of novels and other forms of literature. The major press editions are as follows: ~ WORKS~ Poetry 1964, The Cirle Game 1968, The Animals in That Country 1970, The Journals of Susanna Moodie 1970, Procedures for Underground 1971, Power Politics 1974, You are Happy 1978, Selected Poems 1978, Two-Headed Poems 1981, True Stories 1984, Interlunar 1987, Selected Poems II: Poems Selected and New, 1976-1986 1990, Selected Poems 1966-1975 1995, Morning in the Burned House Short Fiction 1977, "Dancing Girls" 198 ...
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  • Rape Fantasies By Margaret Atwood - 446 words
    Rape Fantasies By Margaret Atwood Irony is the use of words to express something different from and opposite to their literal meaning. It is used with tone and style to create humorous situations. There are various forms of irony. Margaret Atwood uses situational irony, dramatic irony, and verbal irony in "Rape Fantasies". Situational irony refers to circumstances in which bad things happen to good people, or in which rewards are not earned because forces beyond human comprehension seem to be in total control. Margaret Atwood uses situational irony in Estelle's first rape fantasy. Rapists are violent criminals that violate women physically, mentally, and emotionally. Estelle's would-be rapis ...
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  • Achilles - 1,660 words
    ... ating me out of my company. said Oswald complacently. Did he do something illegal? You mean in stealing Trojan from me? The doctor nodded. Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things. Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough, the doctor said, putting down his notebook, but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Troj ...
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  • Achilles Anophtheis Achilles Revisited - 1,652 words
    ... said Oswald complacently. "Did he do something illegal?" "You mean in stealing Trojan from me?" The doctor nodded. "Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things." "Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough," the doctor said, putting down his notebook, "but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Trojan takeover, would ...
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  • Achilles Anophtheis Achilles Revisited - 1,652 words
    ... said Oswald complacently. "Did he do something illegal?" "You mean in stealing Trojan from me?" The doctor nodded. "Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things." "Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough," the doctor said, putting down his notebook, "but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Trojan takeover, would ...
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  • Against Still Life - 1,239 words
    Against Still Life In the poem Against Still Life, poet Margaret Atwood fascinates us by weaving her words into descriptive feelings we can all relate too, especially women. Atwood is a well known poet and novelist who has a certain way of grabbing the attention of the reader and throwing the readers thoughts around without her even realizing it. In Against Still Life for example, Atwood opens her poem with an orange, nothing more than an orange. By the end of the poem she has got the reader pondering what men think about. It is assumed that Atwood is the speaker of the poem and the setting is simply a situation most of us can find ourselves in often. The speaker of the poem is Margaret Atwo ...
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  • Atwoods The Handmaids Tale: A Study Of Rebellion - 1,047 words
    Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion Rebels defy the rules of society, risking everything to retain their humanity. If the world Atwood depicts is chilling, if 'God is losing,' the only hope for optimism is a vision that includes the inevitability of human struggle against the prevailing order. -Joyce Johnson- Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale analyzes human nature by presenting an internal conflict in Offred: acceptance of current social trends (victim mentality) -vs- resistance for the sake of individual welfare and liberties (humanity). This conflict serves as a warning to society, about the dangers of the general acceptance of social evils and boldly illustrates the int ...
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  • Atwoods The Handmaids Tale: A Study Of Rebellion - 1,051 words
    ... e to see her daughter and husband someday. So she must survive for their sake because she needs to believe that they are still alive. Her dreams and reality become intertwined and this makes her fight for her sanity. Offred fights to retain her peace of mind. She says , sanity is a valuealble possession; I save it, so I will have enough when the time comes. (Atwood,140) To be sane is to be alive. If she were insane and blindly following orders she would be living, but she wouldn't be alive. Offred lives, as usual, by ignoring.Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance you have to work at it.(Atwood,734) For Offred obedience comes at a great price, Johnson characterizes it as a death of the sen ...
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  • Character Analysis Of Estelle In Margaret Atwoods Rape Fantasies - 1,236 words
    Character Analysis of Estelle in Margaret Atwood's "Rape Fantasies" Anyway Estelle is the only thoroughly developed character in Margaret Atwood's "Rape Fantasies." Though she is the narrator and quite thoughtful of the ideas and reactions of the story's supporting players, it is her almost obsessive preoccupation with a singular topic that actually prompts her to fully illustrate her own ideas and reactions, drawing a character far more compelling than any of the men or women she will attempt to describe. Estelle begins her story and ruminations swiftly. She considers rape, how rape has recently been treated like a new scourge, and how essays and tips on rape prevention have become somethin ...
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  • Fight For The Female - 1,770 words
    Fight for the Female Margaret Atwood, a contemporary Canadian author, has been classified as one of this centurys' most feminist, and near dystopian novelists. Her works illustrate how feminism has caused the downfall of contemporary society. Margaret Atwood, a prominent feminist author of the twentieth century, is driven by her sense of social reform and her realistic view of a disturbed society to produce works such as The Handmaids Tale. Atwood was born on November 18, 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario. In her earlier years as a child, she lived in the Canadian wilderness where her father was an entomologist. He studied and observed insects. Atwood is the second of three children of Margaret Doroth ...
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  • Identity And Margaret Atwoods Lady Oracle - 1,744 words
    Identity And Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle The relationships we have with different people throughout our lives are strong influences on us all. Our relationships with one another can define who we are, as well as the quality of the lives we lead. Strenuous relationships cause stress and unhappiness, while close, loving relationships are a source of support and comfort. Joan Foster, the main character in Margaret Atwood=s Lady Oracle, is a complex woman who has had more than her share of turbulent relationships during her life. From her childhood and teenage relationship with her mother, to her bond with her husband later in life, Joan=s relationships are rarely free of turmoil and drama. Th ...
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  • Subject English - 969 words
    subject = English title = Holden Caulfield-The Thinking Man papers = The Thinking Man The Catcher In The Rye Margaret Atwood once described the thinking man as on who resists, believes survival is a necessity, is isolated and alienated, and who is aware of the elements that make ones psyche and physical being disappear. Atwoods "thinking person" is exhibited in Holden Caulfield through the use of character, plot, & symbolism. To begin with, the "thinking person" is portrayed through Holden Caulfields character. One of the characteristics of Atwoods "thinking person" is one of being isolated and alienated. Holden is a very lonely character. An example that shows this is his direct reference t ...
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  • The Edible Woman - 1,364 words
    The Edible Woman Achieving Personal Identity in Atwoods The Edible Woman In the novel, The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood, the principal character Marian McAlpine establishes a well-integrated and balanced personality by rejecting the domination of social conventions, and conquering her own passivity. Through this process to self-awareness, Atwood uses imagery and symbolism to effectively parallel Marians journey and caricatures to portray the roles of the consuming society. As Marian stands at a pivotal point in her life, she examines and rejects the roles presented to her by society in order to achieve self-knowledge. She is 26 years old with her education behind her. She has her first jo ...
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  • The Handmaids Tale - 1,754 words
    The Handmaid's Tale ISP Essay - The Handmaid's Tale Many fictitious novels written today mirror real life; this tactic can provide readers with a sense of formality. Yet in some cases, fictitious novels provide readers with the shocking realization of a society's self destruction. I believe The Handmaid's Tale, written by Margaret Atwood, falls in the second category. Issues raised in this novel such as manipulation, public punishment, ignorance, and pollution are problems we face in the world today. Atwood's conception of the future encompasses many of these problems, and her use of these extreme conditions force readers to recognize her book as a warning; against creating the realities of ...
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  • Utopian Society - 604 words
    Utopian Society The utopian society in The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood is very different from what most people would consider a utopian society. The power of this society rests upon a small percentage of the population. In this society, men are superior to the women. Women have virtually no rights or say in what goes on in their lives and women with rights are only a few. This society was created by a powerful few who were able to overthrow the government by killing the president and congress. These people then suspended everyones constitutional rights and used terror to stop anyone or group from threatening their control. Then they took control over women by stopping their rights to o ...
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