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Feminism

By | November 2012
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Feminism: Impacted More Than Just Her Life
Throughout Margaret Atwood’s writing, you can pick up on a common theme present in her works. That theme is feminism. In many of her most famous works, she represents the main characters as females who are used for sex or reproduction purposes only. In her works, she displays clearly how females seem to almost be belittled in who they are, making them into more of a possession. They seemed to have fewer rights and privileges merely because of their sex. Some of her works which clearly display her views of feminism include, but are not limited to: The Edible Woman, “You Fit Into Me”, Happy Endings, The Handmaid’s Tale, and her more recent novel Alias Grace. These works portray how woman use their strength and independence to deal with the inequality of the sexes. Margaret Atwood was born, in Canada, on November 18th, 1939 (Arbor). She was, and still is, a well-known writer who has produced many great works through her life. She has also received many awards for her works. Some of which include, but are not limited to: the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Prince of Asturias award for Literature, the Booker Prize, the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and the Governor General’s award twice (Gillet and Nicklin). Although Margaret Atwood is best known for her work as a novelist, she is also a well-known poet. Many famous writers spent their whole life writing but their works didn’t become famous till after death such as Edgar Allen Poe or Emily Dickenson. One of the greatest things about Atwood is that her works were well-known and some of them were even best-sellers during her life. She has written many great works through her life and continues to write because writing is a true passion of hers. She is an inspirational woman as much as she is a feminist and a social activist. She has done everything in her power to make a change in the way things were and the way...

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