Essays Tagged: "Atwood"

A discussion of Margerat Atwood's use of shock in 'The Handmaid's Tale, and how it relates to current issues.

Atwood says Gilead is "a logical extension of current trends. There is nothing in the text that hasn ... requirements of the state, they can maintain their control.When 'The Handmaid's Tale' was written, Atwood was trying to counteract the anti-feminist backlash of the eighties, which called for women t ... luralism is in danger of leaving a vacuum that fundamentalist groups can take advantage of.Not that Atwood is against pluralism per se - 'The Handmaid's Tale' is nothing if not critical of systems tha ...

(11 pages) 79 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Anything for "LOVE": Joan's struggle to be accepted.

support while intense relationship can cause stress and discouragement. In Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood, the main character, Joan Foster, is a confusing and complex person who had more than her sha ... ught out clothes of a peculiar and offensive hideousness, violently colored, horizontally stripped"(Atwood 85). Joan deliberately went out of her way to annoy her mother and didn't care what the opini ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does Margaret Atwood portray women in Alias Grace?

rtune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can-Jane Austen. Throughout Alias Grace Atwood explores the way in which women conceal certain aspects and modify others of themselves in or ... that women are stupid, harmless beings is one that leads to the downfall of many men in the novel. Atwood portrays women in many different ways as lovers, wives, children, friends but upon reading be ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood - "Examine the ways in which the writer (Atwood) uses memory in the novel"

Atwood has used memory in this novel as a form of escape for the main character 'Offred' or 'June' a ... y on a line from 'Dr. Faustus' By saying this, Offred is stopping herself from getting carried away.Atwood also uses memories so that multiple pasts can be explored at once. During the novel, we are t ... h Luke, her mother and her best friend Moira, also the time when she was training to be a Handmaid. Atwood may have used this method to make the novel more interesting, but also, it enforces the fact ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood Discuss the Gileadean concept of "Freedom to, freedom from"

trolled, restrictive society with an imposition upon individual freedom that are most prominent. In Atwood's thought-provoking novel, two societies with conflicting ideologies and concepts of liberty ... the Gileadean regime as a Handmaid.What is most apparent throughout the novel, is that of Margaret Atwood's criticisms of the permissive approach of America and its people, towards the rising levels ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Defying the state? How is the concept of the individual against the state explored in the two novels 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' - George Orwell, and 'The Handmaid's Tale' - Margaret Atwood

Orwell's '1984' and Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' are both novels that can easily be seen to be set in dystopian societ ... oblem the author believes to be apparent, or may become apparent in the not-to-distant future. Both Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' fit into this category. Atwood's ... category. Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale', reacts against religious fundamentalism and sexist views; Atwood grew up in a very feminist society with abortion being legalised and more women's rights. How ...

(12 pages) 67 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Guy Vanderhaeghe's Short Story, "The Watcher" In relation to Margaret Atwood's essay "Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature."

Drama at the Farm: A Canadian Survival StoryCanadian Writer Margaret Atwood would argue that every country in the world has a single unifying and informing symbol, to ac ... uthors and literary thinkers; whether or not it is done consciously or subconsciously. According to Atwood, in the United States "Frontier" is the unifying symbol, the exploration of new land, the wes ... ctly represented by the medieval castles and fortresses of that nation. With these examples in mind Atwood states that the unifying symbol for Canadian Lifestyle, and consequently literature, is "Surv ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Analysis of Margaret Atwood's "True North"

In the essay, "True North," Margaret Atwood articulates explicitly that the real north is a dangerous and overwhelming environment for an ... the real north is a dangerous and overwhelming environment for anyone to approach or interact with. Atwood also argues vigorously that the consequence of entering the north is deleterious. In the essa ... uggest that the definition of "north" varies among different people from different places. However, Atwood explains that her north, the "True North," is the location of her hometown, a place of wilder ...

(4 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Downsizing : A Essay on the negative effects of downsizing on employess

rsonnel; it attempts to increase the efficiency of the organization; and it affects work processes (Atwood, p.1, citing a 1993 study by Huber & Glick). Downsizing of staff is often undertaken when ... kely to report improved profits." The Wall Street Journal reports the following downsizing results (Atwood):Desired Outcome Percent of Firms That Achieved Desired ResultsReduced Expenses 46%Increased ...

(5 pages) 197 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Theme analysis from Atwood's short story "Bluebeard's Egg"

Atwood's Bluebeard's Egg is a narrative that supports the theme of perception being a human characte ... is alive, and one day it will hatch. But what will come out of it?" (184, 1st prgh) This relates to Atwood's contemplating of the "creative process". Like in other poems by her, we see the birth of ne ... which our engagement with a text, the act of reading literature, corresponds to "reading" reality. Atwood's story suggests that in both instances, "guesswork" or "intuition" is as fundamental as clos ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison between 'The handmaids Tale' and '1894' (language as controlling force, language styles, structure and contexts'

pian states. Dystopian genres exist in both novels, but arise for different reasons. Resulting from Atwood's concerns about political groups and aspects of feminism; 'The Handmaids Tale' illustrates h ... oppression'.'The Handmaid's Tale' also uses language to manipulate people within the dystopia; but Atwood also uses Religious Discourse to prevent unorthodox thought. This could be seen as Atwood's e ...

(14 pages) 97 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"the journey, not the arrival, matters" - NSW 2004 paper 1

philosophy of such experiences, the murky and subterranean landscape of the human psyche painted by Atwood in "Journey to the Interior", and the arduous trek depicted by Leunig in How to Get There pro ... Away from the positivism of Coleridge and Lennon are the harsher and equivocal journeys depicted in Atwood's and Leunig's texts: "Journey to the Interior" portrays an ambiguous persona probing and nav ...

(4 pages) 74 0 3.7 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Journeys, irrespective of their form, usually present challenges and barriers that have to be met before a final goal is reached." Do you agree?

disorders that impede the journeyers from their paths. Kelleher's "The Ivory Trail" book cover and Atwood's "Journey into the interior" are two examples of this. Whilst both are different in form, th ... rriers which the protagonist must face, but whether it is psychological or physical remains unknown.Atwood's Journey into the interior deals with a very imaginative and inner journey. This poem is wri ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


est friend.Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx, 1890-1977 Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood As discussed at Lynn's townhouse, Wednesday, March 15, 2000 We've discovered the secret to a ... rnbaum Izabela Palczak The Highlights Lynn began the meeting by providing background information on Atwood, Alias Grace, and Susanna Moodie.Book discussion followed -- although we all really liked the ...

(13 pages) 21 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Cat's Eye Is A Story About Being Piked On By Friends" - Discuss..

The novel "Cat's Eye," by Margart Atwood, is a story in which a young girl, Elaine, grows up tormented by her youth which affects her ... he world without having to face its terrors. The metaphor of a cat's eye provides the algorithm for Atwood's art. This is much more believable. It is very conceivable that a human being uses some type ... having personal problems relates to us all. The key is to deal with them in a healthy, helpful way.Atwood's use of emotional scaring and healing is one felt with a heavy heart. But, in our everyday l ...

(1 pages) 9 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The robber bride

Depending on how you look at Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, Timson calls it an "upmarket melodrama" whereas Martin refers to it as a ... aggerated, this book comments on the way that women interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. Atwood tells the story of three women, and how they are drawn together because they have all been do ... owever, are dull and lifeless. We never get to know any of them in great detail. On the other hand, Atwood does a wonderful job of describing the setting, which really allows the reader become more in ...

(4 pages) 660 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Atwoods Theory of Canadian Sho

Atwoods Theory of Canadian Short Stories Margaret Atwood detects that in most Canadian stories there ... Wedding Gift by Thomas Raddall, we encounter a young woman named Kezia Barnes. She is portrayed, by Atwoods theory, as a creative non-victim. She cleverly uses her situations to her advantage. A "nor' ... the accusation. " I didn't know…"(72), and also because as she says "It was [her] dog."(73).Atwoods theory, so far, holds true in those three short stories in proving that most Canadian litera ...

(2 pages) 1579 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Handmaid's Tale: A Reflection of the Past and Warnings for Future Generations Author: Margaret Atwood

When the United States suffered a right-wing takeover, the Republic of Gilead, a system designed by Atwood, takes over to resolve the problems of infertility and the decreasing population in the socie ... e? He said again, still with that smile, as if he knewsome private joke he wasn't going to tell me (Atwood 220).The first sign that Offred notices is her Compubank (credit card) stops working at the l ...

(25 pages) 20 1 3.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

'Homelanding' by Margaret Atwood

I was in fact very confused by the way Atwood describes the condition of the earth to the outsider (or alien). Because when you start to ex ... ssume that both of you must first know and agree with something together. This feeling started from Atwood’s description of a funeral: “When a person has achieved death a kind of PICNIC is h ... ing complicated, we would explain it in simple words which they already know. Following this logic, Atwood must have made quite some assumptions of the aliens: They know what countries, arms, legs, se ...

(2 pages) 4146 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the Poem "Variations on the Word Love"

Analysis of the Poem "Variations on the Word Love"The writer of the poem Margaret Atwood was born in November 18, 1939 inOttawa, Ontario, Canada. She is not only a poet, but also a n ... ence fiction, and dystopian fiction.The theme of the poem "Variations on the Word Love" by Margaret Atwoodis that there is a wide range of types of love that are expressed differently. The poem mainly ... days used. And secondly, Atood related her own personal experience about love. In the first stanza, Atwood described the commercial side of love, making "love" seem insignificant. An example would be ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry