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  • Margaret Atwood - 1700 Words
     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...
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  • Margaret Atwood - 1801 Words
    Sabontu Jamal Critical analysis of the Handmaid's Tale,The Edible Woman, Oryx and Crake Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes their true character traits. Identity is the self­awareness of one’s self. This leads them to find out who they are, their capabilities and allows them to be more self­aware of their inner and outer self. In other words, it's basically who you are and what you define yourself as being. Knowing oneself also knows what one desires out ...
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  • Margaret Atwood Happy Endings
    Happy Endings. Or Are They? Never have I read a short story quite like Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood. As a matter of fact, a good amount of my peers and I have become baffled on whether or not to even refer to it as a legitimate story. It is divided into four parts, each giving a very frank and emotionless set of love scenarios. She purely tells it like it is; simply fact-based and stoic without any sort of feeling whatsoever. One thing leads to another, and that is that. Overall, the...
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  • Surfacing-Margaret Atwood - 561 Words
    Surfacing is an amazing story. It explores the life and times of a young twenty-something year old woman as she travels back to her childhood summer home and come to terms with a plethora of psychophysiological issues. Her live-in lover, Joe and their two friendly antagonist acquaintances’, Anne & David, have joined her in the search for her reclusive father, a Botanist, who was last seen working and living at the remote summer lake house, situated on a private island. Back at her old nature...
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  • "The Edible Woman" by Margaret Atwood
    The main theme in the novel 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...
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  • Margaret Atwood- Feminism - 1227 Words
    Jennifer 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...
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  • "This Is a Photograph of Me", by Margaret Atwood
    Picture of Death In the poem "This Is a Photograph of Me", Margaret Atwood attempts to depict the parallels between a picture slowly developing and the narrators realization of her death. This poem is divided into two parts with the second half separated by brackets. The elements of the picture begin to emerge reflecting the narrator's awareness of her death. In the first stanza it is as if the speaker is trying to remember fuzzy memories of her past and maybe as far back as her youth. This...
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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...
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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...
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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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  • 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...
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  • Analysis of Chapter 1 of the Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)
    Analysis of Chapter 1 of ‘The Penelopiad’ (Margaret Atwood) The Penelopiad is, first and foremost, is a feminist perspective of events that unfolded during The Odyssey. It is from Penelope’s, the cousin to Helen of Troy, point of view- a violent and revisionist view of events that took place. As the central figure is a woman, we heard her thoughts and know of her feelings, we are able to emphasise with her. History tends to ‘downsize’ a woman’s (even women’s) role in events, not telling of the...
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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...
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  • margret atwood - 274 Words
    In the book The Penelopiad, Margret Atwood gives the 12 hanged maids a voice throughout the novel. She tells the story of the odyssey and Penelope’s voice is powerful while also truthful and honest throughout the story. There is a reason and a purpose of why Margret Attwood chooses to give the maids a voice and let them be heard. In the story, Margret Atwood talks and discusses the maids for a specific reason. I believe that she thinks that the maids had no voice, they are all females,...
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  • Bread and Atwood - 1666 Words
    Wealth, Greed and Death – Are We to Blame for Global Starvation and Wars? Margaret Atwood’s “Bread” carefully crafts several scenarios in which most people easily relate. All the while however, Atwood sets up the reader to be overcome with emotion and empathy. Through bread, Atwood stealthy argues that we have an abundance of comfort and life while others are suffering throughout the world. That American’s turn a blind eye to what is happening in the world today. Eventually, Atwood leads...
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  • Margret Atwood - 951 Words
    Vasanth Pandi Ian Lea LSO 100: Canadian short story 14/03/2013 “Margaret Atwood” An honored Canadian writer who is globally recognized as a feminist and a role model for developing writers, you may ask who this person is; she is no other Margaret Eleanor Atwood herself. Margaret Eleanor Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on the day of November 18, 1939. Atwood was the middle child of her mother and father: Margaret...
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  • How Does Margaret Atwood Establish and Develop a Dystopian Narrative in Her Novel ‘the Handmaid’s Tale’?
    Throughout Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded state is created through the use of multiple themes and narrative techniques. In a dystopia, we can usually find a society that has become all kinds of wrong, in direct contrast to a utopia, or a perfect society. Like many totalitarian states, the Republic of Gilead starts out as an envisioned utopia by a select few: a remade...
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  • Margret Atwood Murder in the Dark
    2012-01-23 Table of Contents 1. Introduction /Margaret Atwood Author Info 2. Murder in the Dark Summary/Hurricane Alicia Historical Event 3. Survival, Space, and Place 4. Victim Positions/Work Sited Introduction The author of my independent study novel is Margaret Atwood. Atwood is a multi-award winning writer, and also a hobby painter. She is a well known writer of poetry, fiction novels, and many others. Atwood is most honoured in her recent fiction novels, and is very...
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  • An Analysis of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
    Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is in a class of its own. I have never read a book with its form of organization, syntax, or use of description and imagery. Atwood used these tools to awesome effect. Atwood's narrative is written in what seems as no order at all, yet as you get deeper into the book, you realize that it is chronologically arranged, with countless flashbacks thrown into it. It feels as if you're reading a steady stream of thoughts straight out of a person's mind....
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  • Essay on Margaret Atwood's bodily Harm
    Emily Blanzy The Relationship between Postfeminism and Power Politics Margaret Atwood’s, Bodily Harm, details the descent of a Canadian woman named Rennie from normalcy to physical, emotional and psychological disturbance. Rennie undergoes a partial mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, suffers the disintegration of her romantic relationship with Jake and finds herself entrenched in the political upheaval of the Caribbean island St. Antoine. Rennie lives rather...
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  • Analysis of Margaret Atwood's "The Year of the Flood"
    Julie Stover Honors 200-012 Essay #3 In Margaret Atwood’s novel The Year Of The Flood she unfolds a bizarre, futuristic world of nature; one in which we see the primal instinct to survive. After a super disease wipes out the vast majority of the population, the few remaining characters endure dangerous creatures, strange weather, and other risky survivors. Why did certain individuals live while others perished? Was it simply fate, or was their survival predetermined by their beliefs?...
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  • A Look at Plot Using Happy Endings by Margret Atwood
    A look At plot using, “Happy Endings,” by Margaret Atwood Stephen I. Perrine English 101 Sec003 Plot deals with where a story begins, and how it ends. Some of the twists and turns that occur might be part of it, but the basics of plot are according to Atwood in “Happy Endings” two people meet, a bunch of stuff happens and they die. The point Atwood is making is that plot, no matter how a writer contrives it, is in consequential; because, all endings are the same. Plot is nothing...
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  • The Double Personality of Violence in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace
    The Double Personality Of Violence In Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is one of the fictions written by Margaret Atwood, who was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario. Atwood is a well-know writer, publishing a variety of literary works, such as poem, novel, magazine article and children’s book in Canada. The fiction, Alias Grace talks about a story based on a real murder case introducing a sixteen year old girl, Grace Marks, who is convicted of murder and is regarded as one of...
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  • A Literary Analysis of Margaret Atwood's Happy Endings
    English 102 Natalie O’Heir March 10th, 2014 Kelly Scott Literary Analysis Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood In the story “Happy Endings” the author Margaret Atwood gives 6 scenarios in alphabetical order from A to F of how a couples life could play out over the span of their lives. In these six scenarios Atwood uses satire to emphasize how interchangeable and simple each couples life is. In this story Atwood uses character, style, and point of view to chastise the desire for the everyday...
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  • Struggle for Gender Equality in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
    Explore the ways Atwood presents the struggle for gender equality in the novel Written by Margaret Atwood The Handmaids Tale explores the reversal of women’s rights in a society called Gilead. It is founded on what is to be considered a return to traditional values, gender roles and the suppression of women by men, and the Bible is used as the guiding principle. Women are not only tripped from their right to vote, they are also denied the right to read and write, according to the new laws of...
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  • The Importance of Memory in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale.
    For this essay I aim to show the importance of memory and of remembering the past in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale is a ‘speculative fiction’ first published in 1985 but set in the early 2000s. The novel was in response to changes in US politics with the emergence of Christian fundamentalism, the New Right. Atwood believed that society was going wrong and wrote this savage satire, similar to Jonathan Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal’, depicting a dystopia which she uses...
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  • Theme of Margaret Atwood's Poem Journey to the Interior
    THEME OF MARGARET ATWOOD’s POEM “JOURNEY TO THE INTERIOR” Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born on November 18, 1939) a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist, is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history. She has been short listed for Booker Prize five times winning once in 2000 for her novel “The Blind Assassin”. Best known for her work as a novelist, she is also a poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date. Many of her poems have...
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  • Figurative Language in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
    Figurative Language Figurative language was used by Margaret Atwood, through the persona of Offred, to illustrate The Handmaid’s Tale. Figurative Language consists of similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole and idioms. First, figurative language can be used to describe different settings. 1. Offred’s experience at night in her bedroom “The heat at night is worse than the heat in daytime. Even with the fan on, nothing moves, and the walls store up...
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  • Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale: Exploring Gender Inequalities
    Readers can gather many different ways of understanding and thinking about the world by studying the way in which the author presents major and minor characters, language devices. Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a speculative future, exploring gender inequalities in an absolute patriarchy where women are breeders, mistresses, housekeepers, or housewives or otherwise exiled to the colonies. By using context, we can learn that The Handmaid’s Tale, published in 1986, written...
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  • Margaret Atwood's a Handmaid's Tale - Analysis of Themes
    What are the major themes of The Handmaid’s Tale? Choose one character and assess how they contribute to any of these themes. What does this character reveal about Atwood’s attitudes and values? How does the narrative voice of the novel affect the reader’s understanding of this character? I feel that the major themes of The Handmaid’s Tale are fertility and birth. Emphasis is placed on the grief experienced by individuals in society who incapable of reproducing. The character which best...
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  • The Narrator’s Abortion Started the Process of her Mental Transformation (Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing)
    The Narrator’s Abortion Started the Process of her Mental Transformation Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing is a novel about a woman who seeks redemption because of having her baby aborted. Her name is never revealed what denotes a serious problem in her identity. She has lost all the human characteristics such as the ability to feel (Atwood 22), love (Atwood 36), dream (Atwood 37) or weep (Atwood 166). She has to go through both physical but mainly mental transformation to realize and find her...
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  • Woman, Land and Nation: an Ecocritical Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Poetry
    Anup Kumar Dey Assistant Professor Department of English Assam University, Diphu Campus Diphu, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India - 782460 deyanup1@gmail.com Woman, Land and Nation: An Ecocritical Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Poetry The word "ecocriticism" was probably first used in William Rueckert's essay "Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism" (1978) and was subsequently accepted in critical vocabulary when Cheryll Glotfelty, at that time a graduate student at Cornell,...
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  • Oppressed Rights by the Oppressive Regime in Margaret Atwood's the Handmaid's Tale
    Oppressed Rights by the Oppressive Regime in Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale delves well into the horrid nature of extreme control and immoral limitations in defining the corrupt theocratic government at large, and more specifically the effect this control has on the society’s women. In an age in which a newly emerged and merciless governmental system called the Republic of Gilead has “put life back to the middle ages,” sparked by a widespread panic of...
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  • Explore the Narrative Techniques Used by Atwood to Portray the Inner Life of Offered in ‘the Handmaid's Tale'.
    The narrative style and structure of ‘The Handmaid's Tale' is something very unique to the novel. Atwood has used a complex structure of four different time scales; the most prominent is the first person present tense, where she is a member of the Gilead community and living in the Commander's house: "Nothing takes place in bed but sleep; or no sleep. I try not to think too much. Like other things, thought must be rationed…I intend to last." This narrative allows experiences to be filtered...
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  • What Language Devices Does Atwood Use to Convey Offred’s Perspective and Make It Vivid in 'a Handmaid's Tale'?
    Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a modern dystopian fantasy which tells the story of an ordinary women who becomes subject to the ultra religious beliefs of the Republic of Gilead, a state in which the law of the bible rules. The novel is both modern and classic; drawing influence from many past works of literature such as the bible, but still manages to show a strong significance with modern political attitudes. From the very first chapter the reader is thrust into Offred’s mind,...
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  • Dystopian Imagination in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
    Literature as a whole grows and changes from generation to generation. Each age has its own particular point of interest and its own particular way of thinking and feeling about things. So the literature which it produces is governed by certain prevailing tastes. Modern age is a complex age and the changing attitude of this period has influenced thought and literature of this period too. Of all forms of literature, fiction dominated the twentieth century as it reflected the currents and...
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  • A Comparison of How Orwell and Atwood Present State Control in Their Dystopian Novels, “1984” and “the Handmaid's Tale”.
    A comparison of how Orwell and Atwood present state control in their dystopian novels, “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”. State control is central to both ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘1984’ for they present totalitarian societies, whose politics is to impose control on the individuals of which they are comprised. Both authors express their concerns for these societies, run by extreme dictators, and how they dehumanise individuals by depriving them of essential freedoms. They are both tales of...
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  • The Effects of Objectification of the Human Body in Margaret Atwood’s “the Handmaid’s Tale” and Nalo Hopkinson’s “a Habit of Waste”
    Kylie Greenham March 29, 2012 In recent history, there have been many cases of rape all over the world that have been sparking public outrage, not only because of the perverse acts but also for the way that society has responded to these attacks. The Steubenville, Ohio case is one account, where a sixteen year old girl was raped by two high school football players. Instead of focusing on the tragedy of the rape, the public and the media chose to speak about the two rapists - the boys -...
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  • It Has Been Said That Atwood Has Included Nothing in the Handmaid’s Tale That Does Not Exist in Our Society Already; She Has Simply Taken Ideas to Their Logical Conclusion. Compare and Contrast How Far the Authors of
    It has been said that Atwood has included nothing in The Handmaid’s tale that does not exist in our society already; she has simply taken ideas to their logical conclusion. Compare and contrast how far the authors of The handmaids Tale and Stepford Wives draw on the issues of the society in which they are writing to create a disturbing vision of the future. “There isn't anything in the book not based on something that has already happened in history or in another country, or for which actual...
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  • How Are the Two Female Protagonists Offred from “the Handmaid's Tale” by Magaret Atwood and Celie from “the Color Purple” by Alice Walker Oppressed by Men, in What Ways Are Their Situations Similar and How Do They Deal
    “How are the two female protagonists Offred from “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Magaret Atwood and Celie from “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker oppressed by men, in what ways are their situations similar and how do they deal with the pressure and abuse?” Abstract The purpose of this essay is to look at how the two protagonist women, Offred from “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Celie from “The Color Purple” are treated in literature. This essay aims to answer the question: “How are the two protagonist...
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  • Oryx and Crake: From Perfection to Divnity
    Marisa Ng Ms Schwartz ENG3U1-04 March 5, 2014 From perfection to divinity Ancient Greeks believed in two worlds, a terrestrial and a celestial world. Ultimately, they strived to make Earth perfect and a reflection of the heavens in order to please the gods that gave them life (Kasak). However, as the desire for perfection increased over time, humans grew to be selfish, corrupt. Likewise, Crake strives to correct and perfect the corrupted world by creating the innocent Crakers. In the novel...
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  • Close Reading Essay: a Handmaid's Tale
    Close Reading Analysis: The Handmaid’s Tale Often times when one reads a piece of literary work, the way that its’ themes and storyline are interpreted is truly dependant upon the reader’s individual beliefs and morals. The same passage from a novel or poem can be seen in completely opposite perspectives from two different readers, despite the fact that they contain the same literary text. By definition, this is what close reading is. It is taking a passage (or passages) from a work of...
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  • Oryx and Crake Summary - 1875 Words
    Harvest v. Humanity: Can We Move Past the Desire for Profit? In the development of drugs and scientific ways to improve the lives of the general public there is the constant struggle in society to make money, grow companies and make new products to stay competitive in a growing field. What isn’t often considered, however, is how companies stay on top of their competition and whether their motives involve helping people, or making money. In Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood highlights this ethical...
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  • essay on alias grace - 948 Words
    Is Alias Grace a suitable choice for study in 3U1 English? Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is a suitable choice for a university course in grade 11, it holds a lot of literacy elements which students should be encouraged to read and retaliate upon. This scripture entitles to mature matters and allows the reader to relate and connect situations to real life occurring’s. The book also has many different characters which are portioned in different...
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  • Five Ways Of Looking At The Penelopiad
    Five Ways of Looking at The Penelopiad CORAL ANN HOWELLS As the lights go down in the great church of St James, Piccadilly, a voice speaks eerily out of the darkness somewhere off to the side: ‘Now that I’m dead I know everything.’1 And then a single spotlight reveals centre stage a small grey-haired female figure robed in black sitting on a throne; she begins to speak. This is Margaret Atwood, doubly imaged here in performance as Penelope, for I am describing a staged reading of part of The...
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  • The Edible Woman Landscapes - 770 Words
    Landscapes in a sense is a walk through of an individual. For viewers to follow on these journeys without straying, they must look for signposts at the intersections of life and art. The landscape accentuate a characters life’s experience or system of beliefs or to a express an individual vision of the world. The scenery demonstrates your identity and who you are portrayed to become. The atmosphere of the landscape compares to personality and represents individualism. Seymour's, Peter's...
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  • Why Recommend the Blind Assassin
    To each their own I would recommend this novel to an individual who is interested in a book that involves mystery, death and love. I recommend this novel to one of my friends, who likes a book with lots of depth, complicity and secrecy at the same time but yet it all comes together eventually. This specific individual is interested in novel’s that keeps her guessing and constantly on her toes. Another good reason why I would recommend this novel to this specific person is because her...
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  • Wilderness and the Canadian Mind: Treatment of Nature in Canadian Literature
    Wilderness and the Canadian Mind: Treatment of Nature in Canadian Literature Since Northrop Frye first proposed his "garrison mentality" thesis in 1943, many literary critics have debated its validity as a representation of early Canadian attitudes towards Nature. In the 1970s a number of books were produced, which dealt with this thematic element at great length. Most of these supported Frye's theory and demonstrated the tendency of Canadian writers to depict Nature in negative ways. A more...
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  • Oryx and Crake - 1256 Words
    Jason Jun Mr. Dixie ENG 3U1 30 March 2014 Corruption of Corporations in Oryx and Crake In Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood illustrates a dystopian world where human beings and numerous hybrids organisms coexist. The setting is drawn in the future and Atwood foreshadows that some animals will go extinct and in order to fill up some gap in the food chain, human will have to fill the gap with modified organisms. Moreover, she suggests several interesting ideas about what she thinks might...
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  • A List of Canadian Authors - 452 Words
    Grade 12 ISU—Canadian Authors Author | Title | Adamson, Gil | The Outlander | Alexis, Andre | Childhood | Anderson-Dargatz, Gail | The Cure for Death by Lightning | | Recipe for Bees | Atwood, Margaret | Alias Grace | | The Blind Assassin | | Bodily Harm | | Cat’s Eye | | The Edible Woman | | The Handmaid’s Tale | | Lady Oracle | | The Robber Bride | | Surfacing | Badami, Anita Rau | Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? | | The...
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  • Manipulation in Oryx and Crake - 791 Words
    Manipulation in Oryx and Crake Manipulation may be a horribly effective word. Individuals have a tendency to utilize this move consistently to impel what they require in life. By misleading individuals or deceiving them into seeing a precise reason for read, individual’s addition power. To skilfully utilize the office of control an individual ought to utilize someone else's shortcomings. By utilizing an individual's feelings against them, they will be controlled effortlessly. In the novel “Oryx...
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  • Independent Women - 1697 Words
    Sometimes, the lack of a mother figure in a woman's childhood years can have a huge effect on what kind of woman she will become. It's a proven fact that 67% of women who grow up without having a mother figure in their daily life, tend to mature into strong, self sufficient, and independent women (Sparks 321). In other words, women who grow up in stable households, complete with both mother and father figures, mature into being more so often then not, dependant women. These "dependant"...
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  • Illusion and Identity in Atwood’s “This Is a Photograph of Me”
    Illusion and Identity in Atwood’s “This is a Photograph of Me” In her poem “This is a Photograph of Me,” author Margaret Atwood uses imagery and contrast to explore issues of illusion versus reality as well as identity. The poem is split into two halves. The first half contains descriptive words about scenery and natural objects, and the second half, surrounded by parentheses, begins with the unnerving surprise that the narrator is dead. The poem opens with a description of a picture that...
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  • imagery and symbolism - 1349 Words
    Name Institution Course Instructor Date Imagery and Symbolism Introduction Many authors use imagery to explain or describe sensitive experiences to the text. For instance, visual imagery, which pertains to sight, allows the reader clearly see the events and places in the entire text. Auditory imagery, which pertains sound and in the form of onomatopoeia uses languages like bells chimed and crows (Atwood, 40). Other forms of imageries include olfactory imagery, gustatory imagery,...
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  • ENG 3D1 Comparison Paragraph
    Alyssa Petsinis ENG-1D1 Mrs. Kok March 23rd 2015 Comparison Paragraph between The Quiet American and Oryx and Crake. Throughout life there are people who thirst and hunger for power, and people who strive to survive off of it. Often people let power consume them creating selfish tendencies that may result in bringing chaos and suffering to the people around them. This behavior may cause destruction to the foundation of many societies all for the benefit of an individual’s selfish desires....
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  • Dystopia and Utopia - 823 Words
    Do you believe that the life you live will stay ‘perfect’ forever? What is the true definition of ‘perfect’ or ‘utopian’ and who decides what this is? One man’s utopian mansion could be another man’s dystopian nightmare. Using extracts from popular movies, poems and novels such as Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake or the movie directed by respected director Peter Weir, The Truman Show, this essay will compare and contrast why the modern definition of the ‘Utopian’ condition is unsustainable....
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  • The Edible Woman Landscapes - 8110 Words
    The Female Body in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman and Lady Oracle By Sofia Sanchez-Grant1 Abstract This essay examines scholarly discourses about embodiment, and their increasing scholarly currency, in relation to two novels by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. Like many of Atwood’s other works, The Edible Woman (1969) and Lady Oracle (1976) are explicitly concerned with the complexities of body image. More specifically, however, these novels usefully exemplify her attempt to demystify...
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  • The Handmaid's Tale Critique - 832 Words
    he Handmaid’s Tale- Fertility of Women Critique In The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilead rose to power in large part because no one was making babies any more. Even though baby making is a two-person process, society has shifted all the blame for infertility onto women. “There is no such thing as a sterile man anymore, not officially. There are only women who are fruitful and women who are barren, that's the law” (Atwood 18). Margaret Atwood’s use of certain motifs such as flowers and eggs portray this...
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  • Alias Grace - 1 - 782 Words
    Relationships in Alias Grace Thesis: In Alias Grace, not only does Grace keep several people in her life attracted to her, she also draws the reader in as part of her fascinated audience. To begin with, Simon Jordan is one of the main characters of Alias Grace. Doctor Jordan was a specialist in mental illnesses and is granted permission to handle Grace’s case. Through attempting to figure out whether Grace is innocent or not, Doctor Jordan begins to cast his sexual desires onto Grace...
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