Essays Tagged: "Commander"

"How does Margaret Atwood portray the role of women in the Republic of Gilead?"

daughter, but she is not allowed to be a Wife as she was once divorced. Wives are those married to Commanders, men in senior positions in society. Although they have quite elevated status, they have ... Handmaids, who have sex with their husbands in order to give them a child. Marthas are servants of Commanders and Econowives are those married to common men. Aunts are older, infertile women, dedicat ...

(6 pages) 100 1 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Police work- Quality vs Quantity.

a member can be promoted to nine different levels. These range from: Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief (or Assistant Deputy Superintendent), Chief, Deputy Superintendent, First De ... dent, First Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent of Police. It is not until a member becomes a Commander that her or she becomes part of the police administration. A Commander is the lowest membe ...

(3 pages) 127 1 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

'Discuss Atwood's presentation of "Gilead in the first seventy-six" pages of the novel'

the society by which Offred is held captive. It is through flashbacks and daily rituals within the Commander's household that the reader learns not only of how Gilead came about but about its violent ... ecessary for creating offspring and so limits it to a process to be performed between Handmaids and Commanders, in order to increase the previously declining birth rate in a controlled manner. It has ...

(9 pages) 43 2 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Handmaids Tale

d. This means she must do the shopping for her "household". She must also have intercourse with the Commander, who 'owns' her, in order to increase the population of Gilead. All of the people in Gilea ... cted by the concept of "freedom from" and "freedom to". In the Gileadean society, Handmaids, Wives, Commanders, Econowives; the whole population is effected by the adoption of "freedom from". Women's ...

(6 pages) 44 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood - exploring the limitations imposed by gender, power and religion

ate power, but in another, the females are in control. Power is divided into classes, or positions. Commanders and their wives seem to hold physical power, but handmaids hold the mental power. Althoug ... is a desired object, an entity. There is a big gap between male and female. Maybe not as much with Commanders and their wives, but there is still an obvious distance between them. It also seems that ...

(5 pages) 137 4 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critical Analysis of 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood

d once had an affair with Luke before their marriage. This can be compared to the meetings that the Commander and Offred have, yet there is obvious discrepancy. When Offred used to meet Luke, there wa ... iscrepancy. When Offred used to meet Luke, there was one sole reason -- love. Offred meets with the Commander for the things that represent freedom to her; fashion magazines, silk stockings and lotion ...

(4 pages) 78 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heros in Gilgamesh by David Ferry and Offred The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

. In contrast, Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of wo ... ause women are no longer permitted to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant since Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries a ...

(4 pages) 66 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Handmaid's Tail.

behind walls and gossip amongst themselves. The last character that comes in to play is the Commander's Wife. The narrator first describes her wearing a long powder-blue robe. She describes he ... three, the narrator sets the tone for chapter four of expectations now that she recognizes who the Commander's Wife is and what to expect from her.

(2 pages) 41 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

This essay discusses "The Handmaid's Tale" by Magaret Atwood, with particular reference to the historical notes and their significance adn importance to the whole novel.

not exactly. All I can hope for is a reconstruction". Also, another example is when she sits in the Commander's office p193, and attempts to create a more homely atmosphere by describing the light in ... realize that this is just an artificial stratification, as the professor discusses the roles of the commanders. A part of this mock stratification was the degradation of women to merely Wives, Handmai ...

(6 pages) 69 1 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

[ENGLISH]Science Fiction Sotry Part 10-Finale

rry, nothings bad gonna happen to her" he saluted.I was then escorted to the main dock, to meet the commander."Good day Captain!" saluted the commander of the rescue ship."Nah, not really but..." I wa ... the rescue ship."Nah, not really but..." I was suddenly cut off when, an officer ran into the room."Commander, there is still a man on the planet!"Jason! I remembered seeing him not running with us to ...

(3 pages) 76 3 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Handmaid's Tale. Is Atwood's novel ultimately a feminist work of literature or does it offer a critique of feminism?

use she showed her fertility in pre-Gilead society by having a daughter. Wives are women married to Commanders, men with a superior rank in society. Despite their elevated status, they have do not hav ... llocated Handmaids who have sex with their husbands in order to give birth. Marthas are servants of Commanders and Econowives are those married to common men. Aunts are older, infertile women, dedicat ...

(5 pages) 41 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Struggle of Women in "The Handmaid's Tale"

e recruited as Handmaids, and their only mission in life is to give birth to the offspring of their Commander, whose wife is infertile.The main character in the book is Offred, one of these unfortunat ... rtunate servants whose only right to exist depends on her ovaries' productivity. She lives with the Commander and his wife in a highly supervised centre.Unlike men, women have been facing unique probl ...

(2 pages) 50 0 2.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How are the main characters in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood constructed to represent the text's underlying values and attitudes?

her, as the western reader is able to identify the importance of freedom to remain individual. The Commander is the owner of Offred and although he holds power in the regime the reader is also encour ... oping the stance to reject totalitarian societies as limiting to individuality.The character of The Commander is constructed through the manipulation of various methods of construction in order to rep ...

(6 pages) 42 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Power Of The Novel The Handmaid’s Tale Is Derived From Margaret Atwood’s Ability To Draw The Reader Into A Convincingly Bleak And Nightmarish Future World. Discuss.

t.The population is forced to serve the state and is classified into roles. These roles include the Commanders, the Wives, the Aunts, the Handmaids, the Marthas, as well as the Eyes and Guardians amon ... being now a "national resource"). They are given the role of the handmaid and are "issued" to those Commanders that require children, and are recycled when their services end.Fertility is only conside ...

(15 pages) 876 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Power Of The Novel The Handmaid’s Tale Is Derived From Margaret Atwood’s Ability To Draw The Reader Into A Convincingly Bleak And Nightmarish Future World. Discuss. (readable Ver)

t.The population is forced to serve the state and is classified into roles. These roles include the Commanders, the Wives, the Aunts, the Handmaids, the Marthas, as well as the Eyes and Guardians amon ... being now a "national resource"). They are given the role of the handmaid and are "issued" to those Commanders that require children, and are recycled when their services end.Fertility is only conside ...

(15 pages) 1587 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Handmaids Tale

to the doctor to check that they are fertile.We also find that the world of Gilead is corrupt. The Commander's Wife, Serena Joy was once an everyday household name on the television, she would have b ...

(5 pages) 684 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Handmaid's Tale

dn't want to see what Serena Joy would have done to her due to the fact that the affair between the commander and Offred had been found out. Another reason could be that Nick didn't want any harm comi ... me through status and it can come through influence. The Handmaid's Tale portrays power through the Commander who has full authority in the household. He controls the household and what he says goes. ...

(6 pages) 18 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Handmaid's Tale - by Margaret Atwood Prompt: Compare how different characters in the novel adapt to life under the new regime. (full title below)

f-sufficient, and women as servants. Men are defined by their ability in the 'military' (Guardians, Commanders and Angels), while women are named solely for the purpose their bodies can serve. Under t ... novel, Offred, is a handmaid. She is a uterine slave, her only purpose is to be impregnated by her commander and bear his children. Shorn of her name, her family, and her past, Offred is forced to ad ...

(3 pages) 1461 1 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gender and Power in the Handmaids Tale

removes the Handmaids names, in this society the are know as Of[Male name here] in reference to the Commander in which they are placed with. Throughout the novel, Offred resists these rules. She creat ... red skirt sway around me." [p32] The kiss she engages in during a secret game of scrabble with the Commander is also a reflection on the power of her sexuality and choice. The Commander, a high level ...

(7 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature