“Dreams of the Animals” by Margaret Atwood represents the nature of animals’ dreams. They mostly dream of other animals “each according to its kind”, moles dream of “mole smells”, and frogs dream of “green and golden/ frogs”. The word “mostly” is used here. Why? That’s because there are exceptions. The poem later states that “certain mice and small rodents/ have nightmares of a huge pink/ shape with five claws descending”. The word “nightmare” doesn’t only mean a bad dream when sleeping, but also something (as an experience, situation, or object) having the monstrous character of a nightmare or producing a feeling of anxiety or terror, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. Therefore, it might also means that mice and small rodents are afraid of “a huge pink/ shape with five claws descending”. What is “a huge pink/ shape with five claws”? This is a question. However, the poem continues with red and black striped fish’s and birds’ dreams which are different. The dreams of moles and frogs are simple, but “red and black/ striped fish” and “birds” also dream of something more complex. The fish dream of “defense, attack meaningful/ patterns” and the birds dream of “territories/ enclosed by singing”. Why are their dreams different? Two questions are waiting to be answered. Halfway through the poem, there are “exceptions”. The silver fox, the armadillo, and the iguana are distinguished from the moles, frogs, fish, and birds by human enclosure. As a result, the fox dreams of violence (“…baby foxes, their necks bitten”), the armadillo live in fear (“its piglet feet pattering”) and “is insane when waking”, and the “royal-eyed” iguana is devalued to dreaming only of sawdust. Likewise, I can make an assumption that “a huge pink/ shape with five claws” is probably a human hand. The mice and small rodents are afraid of a human hand, because they might be used in laboratory and they know what they will encounter after this pink shape descending. There is also a possibility
my contention that the process of reading is a part of the process of writing, the necessary completion without which writing can hardly be said to exist.” In this text written by Margaret Atwood, explains how the reader is the necessary component in completing the final purpose of a given piece of writing. Without the reader, there would have no meaning to write and too express, if it does not grasp the attention of a person and lure them into timeless reading. The United States has become one of….
Animals in the Now
Animals have always been a main and important part in the lives of humans and still is till this day. Yet, as humans we don’t entirely praise or respect all animals the way they deserve to be treated. In Margaret Atwood’s poem, “The Animals in that Country” she confronts the idea of how animals are viewed from “that” country to “this” country by describing how the animals are treated in both scenarios and using a shift in her poem to show contrast between the two countries.
Only a handful of authors have been as successful as Margaret Atwood. She was born November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Canada. As a poet and novelist she 's won over 55 awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Governor General 's Award and the Booker Prize five times (“Margaret Atwood”). Though she 's written over 40 novels and collections of poetry, her most notable works consist of The Handmaid 's Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Edible Woman, The Blind Assassin, and The Year of the Flood. She writes….
“Atwood presents us with heroines who suffer victimization but who are not finally defeated” How far do you agree with this view of Atwood’s presentation of Elaine thus far in the novel?
Margaret Atwood’s novel Cat’s Eye explores the life of the female protagonist Elaine, and her struggle to move on from her difficult and disturbing past. As a heroine who suffers victimization, to say Elaine was not effected harshly by these circumstances would be untrue. The victimisation and bullying Elaine received….
Summary and Analysis
“This Is a Photograph of Me,” by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, presents a speaker who begins by promising to show us a photograph of herself. Later, however, we learn that the speaker has died from having drowned in the lake the photograph depicts.
The poem begins with a title that is a crucial part of the text. Unlike many poems, where the title has little effect on the work’s meaning, here the title is essential to a total understanding of the whole….
Margaret AtwoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s poem The Landlady presents a depressing and frightening experience of one living in a rented room. The landlady is very much the dangerous gaoler of this prison, and one who specializes in oppression. The poem is striking in its use of language, including imagery, sounds, and rhythms, that vividly portray the feared landlady and the shrinking tenant.
The comparison of the speakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s living situation to that of a prison, a place of oppression, is the dominant thematic….
Margaret Atwood uses symbolism and tone to show the destruction that civilization has brought to the lives of natives and to nature itself. Throughout the poem you can tell that Margret is upset about how Indian tribes were hunted down and forced to leave their homes.
In this poem Margaret Atwood uses symbolism to represent the animal’s reasons for being in the poem. In the beginning in says “In that country the animals have the faces of people:” The word animals used in this line represents the….
Surviving the Real World
(Summary of Attitude by Margaret Atwood)
By Rupashri Ashok
Deciding on what to tell a graduating class of liberal arts is a difficult thing, and most of Margaret Atwood’s speech, Attitude, is delivered with that as a frame. Atwood addresses Victoria College’s Class of 1983 at their convocation ceremony with a humourous tone, mentioning a lot that they should know or shall soon find out about the world that they are being ‘launched’ into. Her point, though….
This quotation was taken from Margaret Atwood's story, "Homelanding." This story recounts many aspects of human existence from an outside view, as if it was being told to an alien race. This story tells about human appearance, sex (both difference and the act of), sunbathing, sleeping, death, and many other human functions in a scientific way. This story takes a step away from the normal way of describing these objects. For example, Margaret Atwood talks about eating and describes it by saying "I….
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Feminism in the Works of Margaret Atwood
Feminism is the belief and advocacy of equal rights for woman. This belief is shown through Margaret Atwood’s works, although she doesn’t believe so “Every time you write from the point of view of a woman, people say it’s feminist.” Critics all of the world disagree with her and say that Atwood’s novels are blatantly feministic. Margaret Atwood uses time, male chauvinism, and jealousy to display her belief that….