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Margaret Atwood

 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 with...

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Margaret Atwood- Feminism

Yeomelakis Major Author Rough Draft 2/13/12 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...

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Poem Analysis : Spelling by Margaret Atwood

Jeffrey Chen Mrs. Mekhala MYP Year 5 Language Arts April 3, 2013 Poem Analysis on “Spelling” Margaret Atwood’s Spelling is a sophisticated and emotional poem. Like much of Atwood’s poetry, it has one central objective deeply rooted in her feminist beliefs. She aims firstly at the women in history by expressing the horrors of the low social status of women and how they were tortured in war; then she explains that education is what gives women the power to stand up for themselves and fight for freedom...

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"The Edible Woman" by Margaret Atwood

entitled The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood is consumerism. To consume, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is "To take in as food; eat or drink up. To expend; use up. To purchase (goods or services) for direct use or ownership. To waste; squander. To destroy totally; ravage. To absorb; engross." Consumerism is demonstrated throughout the novel in a variety of ways, some more subtle than others. One of the more subtle, yet most common ways Atwood displays this theme is...

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Name Prof Class Date The theme of Totalitarianism in “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood All throughout the text “The Handmaid's Tale”, there is a permanent theme of totalitarianism. Regimes that follow a totalitarian cultural ensure dominance over their subjects with the use of manipulation (Finigan 435). Besides the use of manipulation, the authority figures in “The Handmaid's Tale” dominate the subjects by controlling their experience of life, time, memory and history (Finigan 435)...

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Margaret Atwood Spotty Handed Villainesses

MARGARET ATWOOD: “SPOTTY-HANDED VILLIANESSES: PROBLEMS OF FEMALE BAD BEHAVIOUR IN THE CREATION OF LITERATURE” BUI CONTEXT Margaret Atwood is once of Canada’s best known literary composers. She is best known for her ability as an author of novels such as Alias Grace, Bodily Harm, Hairball, Rape Fantasies, and the highly acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale, which was later made into a movie. These works establish her as a feminist writer, raising issues of women in literature, the difficulties associated...

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Margaret Atwood and Anwar Sadat Speeches

What makes the selected speeches worthy of critical study? Margaret Atwood’s Spotty-Handed Villainesses (1994) and Anwar Sadat’s Statement to the Knesset (1977) are both speeches worthy of critical study because of their fascinating ideas and values. “There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad, she was horrid!” Atwood begins her speech with an anecdote and quotes this famous nursery...

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Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood Analysis

Margaret Atwood’s ‘‘Happy Endings’’ first appeared in the 1983 Canadian collection, Murder in the Dark, and it was published in 1994 for American audiences in Good Bones and Simple Murders. Subtitled ‘‘Short Fiction and Prose Poems,’’ Murder in the Dark featured four types of works: autobiographical sketches, travel notes, experimental pieces addressing the nature of writing, and short pieces dealing with typical Atwood themes, notably the relationship between the sexes. ‘‘Happy Endings,’’ which...

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GOOD Margaret Atwood s commentary about

Margaret Atwood’s commentary about social issues in our society Rebecca Harper Mr.Yuen English 12 May 19, 2014 Margaret Atwood’s commentary about social issues in our society Born on the 18 November 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Margaret Atwood was the second of three children. Her family spent most of every year in bush country Quebec and Ontario. She grew up surrounded by science, and was encouraged to read up on popularized science by her entomologist father, his students, colleagues and...

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Margaret Atwood; Cat's Eye Analysis- Refraction and Self

"Our commonsense explanations of the world and ourselves are problematised by Atwood through her novel. Nothing is quite as it seems, when we look at anything (in a mirror, in the past, at others) it is refracted as if through water." Discuss the ideas and issues in the novel in relation to this statement, paying particular attention to the techniques and narrative elements used to show this. Our commonsense explanations of the world are based on the absolutes in our lives. Ways of seeing have been...

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