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Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell - What is the title?: Gone with the Wind, an American classical novel and film detailing the love affair between an emotionally manipulative woman and a playfully mischievous man. Who is the author?: Margaret Mitchell, an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 after publishing Gone with the Wind. What type of work is Gone with the Wind?: A novel that was later depicted in a motion picture. What is the genre?: Romance, historical fiction, and bildungsroman, or a storyline that carefully depicts the main character's maturation....   [tags: Margaret Mitchell, Analysis] 1621 words
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Tell-Tale Titles Of Margaret Laurence's A Bird In The House - Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House is a collection of short stories that is rich in symbols and similes. Descriptions like "claw hand", "flyaway manner" and "hair bound grotesquely like white-fingered wings" are found abundantly in the writer's novel. The Oxford English Dictionary defines symbols as, "something that stands for, represents, or denotes something else (not by exact resemblance, but by vague suggestion, or by some accidental or conventional relation)" (reference). Yet, there is nothing coincidental about Margaret Laurence's diction and her usage of symbols in "A Bird in the House" and "The Mask of the Bear"....   [tags: Margaret Laurence] 995 words
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Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake - In a world dominated by religion it was thought that the only place where perfection existed was within God. In some cases, for instance the ontological argument, it was the proof to his existence. But in a modern world the concept of perfection has been distorted and comes with an abundance of seemingly negative consequences, ultimately putting into question whether or not perfection is even possible. In Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake the concept of perfection is constantly challenged in a world run by corporations who are trying to package human perfection and profit from it....   [tags: oryx and crake, margaret atwood ]
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Marriage is not a Game as Seen in Margaret Atwood's Habitation - Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist and poet whose writing usually treats contemporary issues, such as feminism, sexual politics, and the intrusive nature of mass society. While she is best known for her works as a novelist, her poetry is also noteworthy. One of her notable poems, “Habitation,” discusses the seriousness of marriage. The speaker basically gives a message that the marriage is not a game or a play; rather, it is a serious, unstable condition that calls for a lot of effort and attention to maintain harmony....   [tags: Margaret Atwood, poems, Habitation, ] 806 words
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Colonialism in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing - Colonialism in Margaret Atwood's 'Surfacing' Margaret Atwood's novel 'Surfacing' demonstrates the complex question of identity for an English-speaking Canadian female. Identity, for the protagonist has become problematic because of her role as a victim of colonial forces. She has been colonized by men in the patriarchal society in which she grew up, by Americans and their cultural imperialism, or neo-colonialism as it has come to be known as, and the Euro-centric legacy that remains in her country although the physical presence of English and French rulers have gone....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Surfacing]
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - I Tell, Therefore I Am In Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, women are subjected to unthinkable oppression. Practically every aspect of their life is controlled, and they are taught to believe that their only purpose is to bear children for their commander. These “handmaids” are not allowed to read, write or speak freely. Any type of expression would be dangerous to the order of the Gilead’s strict society. They are conditioned to believe that they are safer in this new society. Women are supposedly no longer exploited or disrespected (pornography, rape, etc.) as they once were....   [tags: Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale] 878 words
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Relationships and Religion in "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood - In the novel The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood the themes of Religion and inter-human relationships are the themes that are most evident in the text. This novel shows the possibility of the existence of an all-powerful governing system. This is portrayed through the lack of freedom for women in society, from being revoked of their right to own any money or property, to being stripped of their given names and acquiring names such as Offred and Ofglen, symbolizing women’s dependant existence, only being defined by the men which they belong to....   [tags: Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood, relationships, re] 613 words
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Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood - Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood "Rape Fantasies" is written by Margaret Atwood in 1977. Basically this short story is about the narrator, named Estelle, recalling a conversation of several women during their lunch hour. It starts with one of Estelle's co-workers, asking the question 'How about it, girls, do you have rape fantasies?'(pg 72) The story goes on with each woman telling their supposed 'rape fantasy' to one another. As each is telling their fantasy, Estelle is doing her best to try to deflect the situation by making jokes about their fantasies....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Rape Fantasies Essays]
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Love of God replaces love of humanity in Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred’s recollections of her past life, especially of her husband, are ones filled with passion and happiness as she remembers his tenderness towards her. Much more emphasis is put on the physical human form in her memories; she often remembers lying with her husband while she wears little or no clothing. Appreciation of the human form is an essential component of loving humanity....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Handmaid Tale Essays] 1418 words
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Chapter nine opening section two of the novel is mainly recalling the last chapters and about the narrator rediscovering herself, surfacing the truth. In section one we see the narrator talking in the present tense in a very descriptive form, outlining the novel. However in section two we see her talking in the past tense demonstrating the stories she is telling. The separation between the human and the natural world and the narrator’s struggle with language most directly portrays the novel's dualities....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Handmaid's Tale Essays] 1712 words
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The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel is a compelling journey of flashbacks seen through the eyes of Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman nearing the end of her life.  In the novel, Margaret Laurence, uses the stone angel to effectively symbolize fictional characters.   The term symbolism in its broadest sense means the use of an object to stand for something other than itself.  In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to sybmolize the Currie family values and pride and in particular, the pride and cold personality traits of Hagar Shipley.  There are three primary areas where the stone angel is used to symbo...   [tags: Stone Angel Margaret Laurence Essays]
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Margaret Atwood's Surfacing - Margaret Atwood's 'Surfacing' Throughout the book the narrator constantly intertwines the past and present as though it is side by side. Atwood shows this in the opening sentence ‘’I can’t believe I’m on this road again’’. The use of the adjective ‘again’ reveals the narrator has been in this place in an earlier life. The narrator seems to repress a lot of her past and continuously contradicts herself, which at times confuses the reader as we can not tell whether she is talking about her past or her present and whether she regards it as home as she says ‘’Now were on home ground foreign territory’’....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Surfacing Essays] 1297 words
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Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller In her essay, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller discusses the state of marriage in America during the 1800‘s. She is a victim of her own knowledge, and is literally considered ugly because of her wisdom. She feels that if certain stereotypes can be broken down, women can have the respect of men intellectually, physically, and emotionally. She explains why some of the inequalities exist in marriages around her. Fuller feels that once women are accepted as equals, men and women will be able achieve a true love not yet known to the people of the world....   [tags: Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller] 1136 words
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Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is the most recent novel by Margaret Atwood, Canada’s most prominent modern novelist. The novel is, as Atwood writes in her afterword, ‘a work of fiction, although it is based on reality’(538) centred on the case of Victorian Canada’s most celebrated murderess, Grace Marks, an immigrant Irish servant girl. The manner in which Atwood imaginatively reconfigures historical fact in order to create a subversive text which ‘writes back’ to both the journals of a Canadian literary ancestor, and to Canada’s nineteenth century self -image, illustrates what critic Linda Hutcheon has called ‘the use of irony as a powerful subversive rule in the rethinking and...   [tags: Margaret Atwood Alias Grace Essays]
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The Manipulative Sirens and Their Victims in Margaret Atwood's Siren Song - The Manipulative Sirens and Their Victims in Margaret Atwood's Siren Song In Homer's Odyssey, the Sirens are mythical creatures whose enchanting voices lure sailors to their deaths. These women have fascinated people ever since Homer sung the lines of his epic, inspiring artists of many genres from oil paintings to films. In her poem "Siren Song," Margaret Atwood re-envisions the Sirens to draw a comparison between the myths and modern life. Atwood portrays men as victims of "Sirens" (women) by making her readers the victims....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Siren Song Essays]
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Representation of Colors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Representation of Colors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Imagine if you can, living in a world that tells you what you are to wear, where to live, as well as your position and value to society. In Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale, she shows us the Republic of Gilead does just that. Offred, the main character, is a Handmaid, whose usefulness is her ovaries. Handmaids are ordered to live in a house with a Commander, his wife, and once a month attempt to become pregnant by the Commander....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Atwood Margaret Essays]
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Society in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - “Atwood’s feminism is an integral part of her critical approach, just as her concept of criticism is inseparable from her creative work” Walter Pache (1). A dystopia is a fictional society, usually existing in a future time period, in which the condition of life is extremely difficult due to deprivation, oppression or terror. In most dystopian fiction, a corrupt government creates or sustains the poor quality of life, often conditioning the masses to believe the society is proper and just, even perfect....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Essays]
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Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls - The Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls     Dancing Girls is a collection of Margaret Atwood's short stories. Each story captures a different aspect of society, different people of different ages, culture and status, with different attitudes, emotions and behavior; all in different locations and life circumstances. Yet there are many connections between the stories and these links are primarily found in Atwood's portrayal of women. As Atwood says: By and large my novel's center on women...None of them are about miners in the mines, seamen on the sea, convicts in the jail, the boys in the backroom, the locker rooms at the football game…How come....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Dancing Girls Essays]
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An Artist in her Way: Representations of the Woman Artist in Margaret Oliphant's Kirsteen - Representations of the Woman Artist in Margaret Oliphant's Kirsteen Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) was a prolific writer. She published almost 100 novels as well as biographies, art criticism, travel writing, historical sketches, and over two hundred articlesfor periodicals like Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine andThe Cornhill Magazine, yet her ambivalence about representing herself as a serious artist in her Autobiography provides Oliphant aficionados with grist for speculation and conjecture: did Oliphant even think of herself as an artist....   [tags: Margaret Oliphant Kirsteen Essays]
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The United States as a Dystopian society in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale - In the Days of Anarchy To live in a country such as the United States of America is considered a privilege. The liberties that American citizens are entitled to, as declared in the Constitution, makes the United States an attractive and envied democracy. It would be improbable to imagine these liberties being stripped from American society. However, Margaret Atwood depicts the United States as a dystopian society in her novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The first society is modern America, with its autonomy and liberal customs....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Handmaid's Tale] 1122 words
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Margaret Wise Brown's The Making of Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown's The Making of Goodnight Moon The numerous books that Margaret Wise Brown wrote during her short career hold a special place in the hearts of children and their parents. Many readers have no understanding of the scrutiny a book goes through before it reaches the printing press, a book's ultimate goal. Even though Brown would publish several books a year, none is more cherished than "the hypnotic, mystery-laden words and joyful pictures of Goodnight Moon" (Marcus, The Making of Goodnight Moon, 3)....   [tags: Margaret Wise Brown Making of Goodnight Moon]
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Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books - The Importance of Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny is probably one of the most popular children’s books of the last two generations. Readers love the gentle magic of the words, and loving pictures. The illustrations of Brown’s children’s books fulfill the concerns and emotions of the child reader. Clement Hurd was the illustrator of The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and many of his own books. The Dream Book is another children’s book written by Brown and illustrated by Richard Floethe....   [tags: Margaret Wise Brown Children's Books]
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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood - Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood The adolescent years are often associated with turbulence, illusion, and self-discovery; however, Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman demonstrate that more often than not, the twenties possess these qualities to a greater extent than adolescence. The age period of the twenties often consists of relationships, employment and self issues and using the premise of these uncertain times, Amis and Atwood effectively satire various societal systems....   [tags: Lucky Jim Amis Edible Margaret Atwood Essays] 1591 words
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Use of Water in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - Water can symbolize many things throughout the novel. Whether it is in Manawaka, the Pacific Coast or Shadow point, what is constantly recognized in the number of times water is used. If one were to closely examine these situations, they would soon discover it's symbolic importance. In the novel The Stone Angel, water is presented in the many fluctuations, in Hagar's life. Hagar goes through many stages in her life, where water is represented but without it being physically present. Without the imagery of water, the story would be less effective and meaningful for the reader....   [tags: Margaret Laurence] 937 words
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Margaret Mary Bell of "Galatea" - In the short story “Galatea,” Margaret Mary Bell meets William Bell when she’s at a playground with her sister. Margaret and William end up getting together and getting married pretty quickly. Suddenly one by one Margaret’s belongings disappear and she doesn’t understand why William is doing this. William ends up leaving Margaret and leaves her with nothing and no reasons why he took the stuff or himself away from her. She ends up finding out that William is the Collegetown Creeper. Margaret definitely stood out to me after reading “Galatea.” There are some characteristics of her that I liked, and others that I thought were a little ridiculous....   [tags: Literary Characters] 551 words
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Are You There, Reader? It's Me Margaret - Joseph Michael Sommers, has written an article on one of Judy Blume’s most iconic coming of age story; Are You There, God. It’s Me Margaret. In this article he speaks about the nature of this novel and how it speaks to young adolescent females. He speaks about the connection the novel has between the protagonist and the reader. Sommer’s argument is that the protagonist breaks the fourth wall and seeks outside intervention to her troubles in her life. The author speaks about the boundaries Judy Blume has tested....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Great Lawsuit by Margaret Fuller - The Great Lawsuit Throughout the centuries there have been many groups pursuing equal rights for themselves. These groups feel that they are excluded from privileges others possess and are subject to injustices that others are not. These groups feel they deserve better and that their presence in the world is unequal to others’. In the United States a large percentage of women started to feel they warranted equal rights to men. Margaret Fuller was among the supporters of the movement and published ground-breaking article called “The Great Lawsuit.” In “The Great Lawsuit”, Margaret Fuller tries to stop the great inequalities between men and women by describing great marriages where the husband...   [tags: Groups, Equal Rights]
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Margaret Walker and the Harlem Renaissance - A Contemporary writer, living in a contemporary world, when she speaks of and for her people older voices are mixed with hers- the voices of Methodist forebears and preachers who preached the word, the anonymous voices of many who lived and were forgotten and yet out of bondage and hope made a lasting music. (Benet 3-4) For the purpose of this chapter, these words by Stephen Vincent Benet in his foreword to Margaret Walker’s first volume of poetry, For My People (1942) are really important. They give an idea about the richness of the literary heritage from which Walker started to write and to which she later added....   [tags: american history, poetry]
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Theater With a Conscience: Margaret Fleming - During the 1890's, American audiences still saw theater as a form of entertainment and therefore, it could not be considered a medium through which to comment on the social situation of the society. However, across the Atlantic, Henrik Ibsen was steadily bringing realist drama to prominence and simultaneously achieving critical acclaim. At home, James A. Herne débuted his radical play, Margaret Fleming, but achieved little success. However, it did draw both positive and negative criticism. Such a varied reaction to such a controversial play at such a pivotal time must have a profound effect on the society that existed during this time....   [tags: Theater]
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A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence - In A Bird in the House, Margaret Laurence is able to incorporate many themes and motifs into her stories such as, war, tragedy, religion, and faith. Another theme that is also shown throughout the book is identity, both national and individual identity. National identity is defined as “ a sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, etc.” (“national identity”), while individual identity is what makes a person unique, it is what a person believes, thinks and feels....   [tags: war, tragedy, religion]
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Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind - ... Gone with the Wind’s protagonist is the head strong and stubborn Scarlett O’Hara. Miss Scarlett is the spoiled, fiery tempered daughter of Irish immigrant parents who prospered in the agricultural society of the south. The story begins in 1861 when Scarlett was a young girl, a Southern Belle, born to privilege, and her most difficult decision is which beau to dine with at the afternoon barbeque. The reader follows her life as well as her moral and psychological growth as she braves the horrors of war, struggling to survive the apocalypse that destroyed all she had ever known....   [tags: epic tales, story analysis] 905 words
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Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - Set in the Victorian era where women remained at the bottom of the social and economic ladder, Alias Grace's female characters emerged out of the stereotypes of its time. Not only were they unique and extremely dynamic but Margaret Atwood's characters stood for more than just the unconventional women of such a society. They were strong and able women who overcome the traumas in their lives. They chose not to be labelled by impressions of the ideal women rather they made their own mark in society....   [tags: victorian era]
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The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood - In Margaret Atwoods ‘The Handmaids Tale’, we hear of one women’s posting ‘Offred’ in the Republic of Gilead. A society based around Biblical philosophies as a way to validate inhumane state practises. In a society of declining birth rates, fertile women are chosen to become Handmaids, walking incubators, whose role in life is to reproduce for barren wives of commanders. Older women, gay men, and barren Handmaids are sent to the colonies to clean toxic waste. Fear is power. Fear is ever-present in Gilead; it is implemented through violence and force....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary] 735 words
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Imagine growing up in a society where all women are useful for is to reproduce. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is an excellent novel of what could potentially be the fate of the future one day. The main character, Offred, moves into a new home where she is there to perform “rituals” with the Commander, head of the house, so she can hopefully reproduce herself. Basically, she is a sex slave and birthing a healthy child is all she is wanted for. Also if she does have a child then she will be treated better, so it can be stressful for these women....   [tags: Women, Gender Roles, Reproduction]
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The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood - ... The narrator Offred is a Handmaid and she explains how she feels “erased” and how she is powerless and becomes suicidal. During pre-Gilead, the rights of women were abolished, and given to the closest family male member. This is where Offred feels powerless because her husband Luke wanted to make love that night the law was passed for women, but she refused because she felt that Luke now had more power than her. She also felt as if she wasn’t independent anymore. At the Commanders house, Offred has a relationship with the Commander and decides to use his power for her own....   [tags: gilead, dystopian society, power] 775 words
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Billy Elliot and Margaret Thatcher - The film, Billy Elliot, is about the social and personal crisis and the everyday life during the era of Margaret Thatcher. It is also about the social differences and stereotypes which still exist in the society. In this research paper I will analyse various roles in the family and the relationships of the characters in Billy Elliot during era of Thatcherism. I will focus on Billy’s relationships with people who somehow influence him from his grandmother to his ballet trainer. We can explore the political and cultural background of Thatcherism to understand the events in the film....   [tags: Thatcherism]
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The Diviners by Margaret Laurence - Literature is a cultural construct and provides us with valuable insights into the development of Societies. It helps psychological understanding and reformations of espistemological constructs. Literature in itself is a rich source material for interpreting the past. Women’s writings focus attention on the manifestation of female sensibility, feminine reality and on its significance as a means of bringing about an awareness of this reality. Feminism being an important movement in the modern world, a woman’s place, position and especially the quest for her identity and importance, are not duly recognized....   [tags: literature, women]
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Ryan White and Margaret Atwood - Ryan Wayne White was born on December 6, 1971 in Kokomo, Indiana. At three days old, he was diagnosed with Hemophilia A, a life-threatening blood disorder. To treat this disorder, he received blood transfusions of Factor VIII weekly. In 1984, during a procedure to remove a portion of his left lung due to pneumonia, White was diagnosed with AIDS. From that point on, his life became a battle in all aspects—for his health, for his education, for his friends. Although White passed away in 1990, he is remembered as a fighter and a poster-child for AIDS education....   [tags: Literature, Abortion]
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Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake - The Ending of the Human Race Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake is considered to be a world time dystopian masterpiece. Atwood presents an apocalyptic atmosphere through the novel’s antagonist, Crake, and protagonist, Jimmy/Snowman. She does this when Crake uses his scientific knowledge and wickedness to eliminate and recreate an entirely new society. “Future-Technology was envisioned as a way to easing the burden of life, and it was accepted that slavery would remain a tacit part of human existence until there would be some effective replacement for it, for until the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them (bk.1, pt.4), there would be a need for...   [tags: novel, literary analysis]
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Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings” is an Author’s telling of societal beliefs that encompass the stereotypical gender roles and the pursuit of love in the middle class with dreams of romance and marriage. Atwood writes about the predictable ways in which many life stories are concluded for the middle class; talking about the typical everyday existence of the average, ordinary person and how they live their lives. Atwood provides the framework for several possibilities regarding her characters’ lives and how each character eventually completes their life with their respective “happy ending”....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1363 words
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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, depicts a young 16 year old girl who is found guilty of murdering her employer and his lover in conspiracy with James McDerrmott. James McDermott is put to death by hanging, but Grace is brought to prison because she is of the “weaker sex.” This is a reflection of the construction of femininity and masculinity of the mid and late nineteenth century. A social issue of the Victorian age was women being treated as subordinate to men....   [tags: victorian era, subordinate women] 1338 words
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Biography of Margaret Thatcher - Margaret Thatcher Power triumph, and authority. These are some of the most pronounce qualities possessed by none other than Margaret Baroness Thatcher. Throughout her lifetime, Thatcher was able to transform and lives of many. It was evident from the start that Thatcher would soon begin to influence life in the modern world. Margaret Thatcher contributed to the history, art and culture of Britain through woman’s rights, end of socialism, and the revitalizing the British economy. In her earlier years, Margaret attended Oxford University; majoring gin chemistry and later pursuing a law degree (The Path)....   [tags: woman’s rights, end of socialism]
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Blessed Margaret of Savoy - Margaret of Savoy was a dedicated woman. She was unlike anyone else. She had wealth, power, and good looks but she didn’t use any of those things to her advantage. Many looked at her as being a powerful royal daughter but as I learned more about her I learned that she was and is much more than that. Prince Amadeus went to Geneva to arrange for his marriage which was customary, especially for the ruling families in Europe. His choice was determined by the recommendations of his suzerain (to whom people must pay tribute to)....   [tags: saints, catholisism, ]
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Biography of Margaret Brent - Margaret Brent stands out in the beginning of American history for her daring and self-determination. She never married but that did not keep stop her from flourishing in a world ruled by men. Instead, she became a successful businesswoman, trading land and servants, and earned the respect of Governor Leonard Calvert, who entrusted her with managing his estate upon his death. (Witkowski) While these achievements were both unusual and significant, Margaret is best known for being the first woman in America to request the right to vote....   [tags: american history, women, right to vote]
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Biography of Margaret Atwood - There are many female writers, some known better than other. Female writes most of the time focused their stories in experiences or personal point of view on what is going on around them. Other women write fiction of unusual worlds and character that people can relate to with the struggle or experiences. Margaret Atwood the “Canadian nationalist poetess is a prominebt figure concerned with the need for a new language to explore relations between subjects and society“ (Omid, Pyeaam 1). Atwood wrote her first novel called, “The Edible Woman”; this first novel categorized her as feminist, based on the main character of a strong woman....   [tags: Female Writer, Stories, Feminist, Author]
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Wit by Margaret Edson - Patients and doctors have one major thing in common, sickness. The patients have the illness and the doctors treat the illness as necessary. In this instance, Vivian Bearing is the patient while the two research doctors treating her are Harvey Kelekian and Jason Posner. Each individual has their own needs, aspirations and goals to associate with in the play W;t, written by Margaret Edson. Because individuals are just that, individuals, each of these traits may either coincide or conflict with another character....   [tags: play analysis, doctor-patient relationship] 1422 words
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Margaret Sanger - “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body,” said Margaret Sanger. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” Many people may not think Sanger is important or even know who she is, but there are many reasons why she is important in American history. She revolutionized women's health all over the world. Her family life played a tremendous role in her becoming a women’s rights activist. Sanger changed women’s rights in the 1900s and still has an impact on women’s rights today....   [tags: women's health, comstock laws]
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Margaret Walker - In 1942, Margaret Walker won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for her poem For My People. This accomplishment heralded the beginning of Margaret Walker’s literary career which spanned from the brink of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s to the cusp of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s (Gates and McKay 1619). Through her fiction and poetry, Walker became a prominent voice in the African-American community. Her writing, especially her signature novel, Jubilee, exposes her readers to the plight of her race by accounting the struggles of African Americans from the pre-Civil War period to the present and ultimately keeps this awareness relevant to contemporary American society....   [tags: Poet, Biography]
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The Case of Margaret and Andrew at the Welcoming Party - As Margaret and Andrew move through the welcoming party to meet his friends and family, they interact with each other and Andrew's dad and ex-girlfriend through various facets of interpersonal communication in an attempt to make their relationship believable. Their failure is a result of lacking in both verbal and non-verbal communication. While they intend for those around them to believe they are madly in love, they do not excerpt key methods of communication such as listening, self-disclosure and body language....   [tags: building interpersonal communication skills]
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The Affliction of Margaret - The Affliction of Margaret Dear Mom, I haven’t had the chance to send a letter in a while I was captured by the Snarlers. My soldiers and I were in the middle of a full on attack on their base, it was going well they were down to what we thought was their last line of defence. We nearly had the base taken but they had called in reinforcements and sprung up behind us, it was their seventy or more against our twenty. A hideous site, seventy of them all the same, 6ft tall growling through gritted rows of tiny gritted teeth, pointing their guns they look like dogs but with the tail of a scorpion....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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Abstract: Margaret Thatcher - Abstract: Margaret Thatcher The essay explores the life, times and legacy of Margaret Thatcher, the most outstanding female in the 20th century. The controlling idea is that she was a woman with great ambition, endeavour and determination to overcome difficulties of reaching her dream. Her ambition gained her trust from others gradually and made her the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She struck to sweep away a great prejudice against the mere idea of having a woman as an important political member ....   [tags: Biography] 1553 words
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The Life and Achievements of Margaret Eleanor Atwood - Margaret Eleanor Atwood, one of the most acclaimed and idolized writers’ to date. Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 18th, 1939 in the Ottawa General Hospital. Two and a half months after the beginning of the Second World War (Atwood). She is a renowned novelist and poet; furthermore writer of short stories, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts and books for children (Gale). Margaret Atwood is a living inspiration to many writers today. Atwood is a fiction, and non-fiction writer....   [tags: writers, writing, biography]
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The Satire of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - The Handmaid's Tale has been described as a scathing satire and a dire warning. Which elements of our own society is Margaret atwood satirising and how does her satire work . Atwood tries to open our eyes by satirising our society with a brilliant contrasting novel. Dystopian in every way, the reader encounters a world in which modern values of our society seem/ are replaceable. Showing the worst of all possible outcomes, she demonstrates that our primarily heartless, just economical thinking could bring the downfall of our society....   [tags: literary genre, Satirical] 505 words
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Julia Margaret Cameron - At a time when women were looked upon as being homemakers, wives, mothers and such the late 1850's presented a change in pace for one woman in specific. Photography was discovered in 1826 and soon after the phenomenon of photography was being experimented with and in turn brought new and different ways of photo taking not only as documenting real time, but also conceptualizing a scene in which an image would be taken. Julia Margaret Cameron will forever be recorded in the history books as one of the first female photographers to make significant contributions to a field that was ruled by the male counterpart of her time....   [tags: Photography]
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Margaret Fuller - A Feminist Mind on Fire - Margaret Fuller was a journalist, critic and women's rights activist associated with the American transcendental movement. She was the first full-time female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. was an early proponent of feminism and especially believed in providing education to women.[113] Once equal educational rights were afforded women, she believed, women could push for equal political rights as well.[114] She advocated that women seek any employment they wish, rather than catering to the stereotypical "feminine" roles of the time, such as teaching....   [tags: Women's Rights] 2371 words
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An Analysis of The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood - ... Ainsley’s quest for a child of her own without a marriage is also one of those paradoxes, Ainsley still wants to have a child despite her beliefs that women should go against expectations. She is “proto-feminist” and believes that women should have the right to choose and yet she is the one who tells Marian that “she (Marian) has turned her back on her own feminity” for making a decision to be herself. De Beauvoir further expounds that “the enslavement of the female to the species and the limitations of her various powers are extremely important facts; the body of woman is one of the essential elements in her situation in the world....   [tags: gender inequality, De Beauvoir] 738 words
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The Life and Writing of Margaret More Roper - Although Margaret More Roper received recognition as a learned woman in her own time, she is most often viewed through the lens of her relationship with her father, Thomas More, as his well-read and dutiful daughter. Inextricably tied to the life of her father, Roper’s story and her accomplishments rely on the association of her father and his colleagues. Historians gleaned evidence of her character and intelligence through letters from her father, commentary from his humanist contemporaries, and her depiction in the biographies of her father, including one written by her husband, William Roper....   [tags: biography]
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The Future in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" - Will society ever reach a point where it is considered the “natural norm” by all to be completely controlled by a regime. It is impossible to imagine that such a point could ever exist, as all people would have different beliefs, values and expectations according to their past experiences. In The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, the oppressive Gilead regime enforces their new ideals on the unsuspecting population. When compared with our contemporary society, the Gilead rule shows us our world in a different and more critical light and shocks us with what we see....   [tags: Literary Review] 1474 words
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Analysis of the Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood - The Edible Woman was written in the 1960s, when males dominated society. At this period in time post-war feminist movements were trying to conquer and fight that women could do everything a man could do if only they could get the chance to prove so. In The Edible Woman there are three parts to Marian MacAlpin’s life that play a major role throughout the novel, all the parts have a common denominator, which happens to be food. Part one of the story is about how Marian is trying to identify herself in a male dominate world, while going through a sudden change dealing with her eating habits....   [tags: life, food, identity, person, normal] 1504 words
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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - “There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from,” (Atwood 24). The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood, is a novel set in the near future where societal roles have severely changed. The most notable change is that concerning women. Whereas, in the past, women have been gaining rights and earning more “freedom to’s”, the women in the society of The Handmaid’s Tale have “freedom froms”....   [tags: freedom, offred, women]
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Restrictions - “The Handmaid’s Tale”, by Margaret Atwood, is a documentary of the gender roles in the Gilead society and the quantity of restrictions placed on women. The purpose of Atwood’s book is to provide the readers a sense of reality. She attempts to convey the message that life can change in a moment and warns the inhabitants to not take advantage of the present day society. Readers of Atwood’s book should listen to her message because she wrote the book in a time period of the future so through her book she is making a prediction....   [tags: restrictions placed on pleople, inhuman]
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Overview: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace is a work of historical fiction that has drawn upon several historical sources. As Atwood states these sources are often contradictory to each other and their creators have their own motives and biases in producing them. Atwood uses these contradictory versions of the same events very cleverly to underline the fact that the truth of Grace Marks’ guilt or innocence is no clearer now then it was at the time of her conviction. The novel also provides an interesting look at the historical records of women from different classes and circumstances....   [tags: lower class women, fiction]
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Feminism in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye - Feminism is defined as supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. Feminism interests in the “equality and justice for all women” and “seeks to eliminate systems of inequality and injustice” for all women (Shaw and Lee 10). The Equal Rights Amendment was presented into Congress in 1923 from the failure in referencing women and citizenship in the Fourteenth Amendment. If the Equal Rights Amendment passed, women would have the same equal rights as men. Women would also not be separated or singled out by other men....   [tags: Social Conflicts, Character Analysis]
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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - ... A woman will become a Martha if she is unable to reproduce. The Martha’s job is to look after the families. She has to care for the family, protect them, and to comfort them at all times. The Wives job is to essentially have her family. The wife is to make sure the Handmaid has her child and she is to be calm and peaceful. A woman would become one of the Wives if she was already married to her husband before the laws in their society changed. The color of clothing that the women wear is an important element because it helps to show the women’s power and privileges....   [tags: story analysis] 646 words
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A Critical Analysis of Margaret Atwood's Writing Style - ... However winning these awards was not an easy task. She has a unique vision within her poems that ties in greatly with her childhood and parents. Margaret Atwood developed a complex view of the world, from which she developed her poetic vision. Growing up in Canada Margaret Atwood has developed some very nationalist Canadian views (A Critical Companion by Natalie Cooke, pg.9) But, that is not the only thing that she developed growing up in the wilderness of Ontario. Because her dad was an ecologist she spent many summers within the wilderness of Ontario (A Critical Companion by Natalie Cooke, pg.3)....   [tags: poems, nature, childhood] 881 words
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Margaret Sanger's Influence of the Field of Modern Medicine - A phenominal woman named Margaret Sanger contributed significantly to the feministic revolution that took place in the 1920s. Her legacy of making the right to use birth control legal for women is an example in history for the foundation of the equal rights battle .Margaret Sanger believed that by giving control back to women over they sexuality lives, those women's confidence that they lives only revolved around pregnancy will be restored .She has become an influencial icon to women all around the world who enjoy the security of birth control that gives them the security in their sexuality on a daily basis.In this paper I would like to explore the life of Margaret and how she has impacted...   [tags: nursing, abortions, contraception]
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Margaret of Anjou: Monstrous Monarch or Quintessential Queen? - "To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation or city is repugnant to nature, contumely to God, a thing most contarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equality and justice." Queen Margaret of Anjou(1430-1482), wife of King Henry VI of England(1421-1471)has been reveled for centuries. She was nicknamed "she-wolf of France" by Shakespeare and depicted as a ruthless, murderous, cold-hearted monster....   [tags: wife of King Henry IV]
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Margaret Thatcher's Climb to Power of Prime Minister - ... In 1952, funded by her husband, Margaret studied law and qualified as a barrister in 1953. Due to the birth of her twins, Mark and Carol, she could not contest for the 1955 General Election, but soon returned into the political field. Margaret won her first election campaign in 1959, winning the seat of Finchley in London. She instantaneously rose within the ranks of the Conservative Party, holding a variety of positions and finally, entered the Shadow Cabinet in 1967. In 1970, Margaret Thatcher, as the Minister for Education, encouraged an increase in the education budget and the creation of more schools....   [tags: parliament, britain, philosophy] 1009 words
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The Environment and Margaret Wise Brown - The Environment and Margaret Wise Brown Margaret Wise Brown used the environment around her as an inspiration for her children’s books. As a child, Brown would often play outside, on the beaches and in the woods with her imaginary animal friends (Marcus, “Margaret Wise Brown” 45). The fictional animals in the stories that she made up as a child played a role in the characters that gave life to her books. When Brown decided to become a writer she bought a cottage off the coast of Maine that she called “The Only House.” This house did not include running water, electricity, or even a bathroom (Greene 32-33)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Birthcontrol and the Work Of Margaret Sanger - Birthcontrol and the Work Of Margaret Sanger Works Cited Missing "A free race cannot be born" and no woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother"(Sanger A 35). Margaret Sanger (1870-1966)said this in one of her many controversial papers. The name of Margaret Sanger and the issue of birth control have virtually become synonymous. Birth control and the work of Sanger have done a great deal to change the role of woman in society, relationships between men and woman, and the family....   [tags: History Historical Birth Control Sanger Essays] 1619 words
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Unequaled Realism in Margaret Fleming - James Herne's Margaret Fleming is surprisingly bold and realistic in regard to the time period in which it was written. The subject of infidelity is dealt with candidly, and other aspects, such as the breast-feeding of an infant, are depicted in a true-to-life form. The content, then, seems quite modern for the play's 1890 date. Yet, Herne is the successor of a playwright like Henrik Ibsen rather than Bronson Howard or, even, Augustin Daly. As Watt and Richardson note, Margaret Fleming is "unequaled in realism by any other known American drama of its century" (236, emphasis mine)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 737 words
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Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House - Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House differentiates itself from the four other novels that make up the 'Manawaka series' that has helped establish her as an icon of Canadian literature. It does not present a single story; instead, it is a compilation of eight well-crafted short stories (written between the years 1962 and 1970) that intertwine and combine into a single narrative, working as a whole without losing the essential independence of the parts....   [tags: Laurence A Bird in the House Essays]
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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence is a heart-warming story of a ninety year old woman who is nearing death and who has very little to look back on with pride. Her life had been ruled by her concern of outward appearances and manners. Although she often felt love and happiness, she refused to show it fearing it may be viewed by others as a weakness. Hagar inherited this strong pride from her father, Jason Currie, along with other poor qualities....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister - MARGARET THATCHER Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britain . Margaret changed many policies and she also defended strongly other government policies. An example of this was when Margaret Thatcher was Secretary of state for education and science. The government had to cut school funding by $300 million. She didn't want to cut anything that had to do with the students missing out of education. It was her duty to provide the best education for them. The solution she had come up with would be one of the most unpopular moves in her career-up to and including her as Prime Minster (Hole 35)....   [tags: Political Science Politics] 1176 words
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Margaret Higgins Sanger: Sex Educator and Nurse - ... Federal and state obscenity laws (18 U.S.C. § 1464- Broadcasting obscene language, 18 U.S.C. § 1465- Transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution, 18 U.S.C. § 1466- Engaging in the business of selling or transferring obscene matter) (Justice.gov, 2014) essentially prohibited her from speaking to crowds about the prevention of pregnancy. The post office also refused to deliver her articles and threatened to have her arrest under the Comstock Law. As she struggled to educate women about their bodies and the rights she believed we all have over our own bodies and what should be allowed to happen to them....   [tags: birth control activist, writer]
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Biography of Margaret Sanger - Biography of Margaret Sanger Margaret Sanger founded a movement in this country that would institute such a change in the course of our biological history that it is still debated today. Described by some as a "radiant rebel", Sanger pioneered the birth control movement in the United States at a time when Victorian hypocrisy and oppression through moral standards were at their highest. Working her way up from a nurse in New York's poor Lower East Side to the head of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Margaret Sanger was unwavering in her dedication to the movement that would eventually result in lower infant mortality rates and better living conditions for the impoverished....   [tags: Heroines Birth Control Planned Parenthood Essays] 5086 words
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood In every human beings life, one is given freedoms. With freedom comes responsibility, consequence following close behind. Sometimes this freedom is not freedom to do, but freedom from harm. The extreme form of this would form a Garrison mentality. A Garrison mentality is a situation in which a society protects but also confines an individual. “There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood As I first started to read ‘Oryx and Crake’, I was somewhat skeptical of whether or not I would enjoy reading it. The first chapter confused me with unusual words that I have never heard or seen before. Whenever I read something it is usually a book or magazine that I plan on reading or that is based on actual facts on a certain subject such as history or sports related. This book came as a surprise as I started to read it because it was not as hard to understand as I thought it would be and was actually quite enjoyable....   [tags: Atwood Oryx Crake Book Review] 1263 words
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Explicating Love Song for Alex by Margaret Walker - Love Song for Alex by Margaret Walker is a tribute to the poet’s husband, embodying the beauty of their relationship. The poem begins with a descriptive praise of Walker’s husband and grows into sketch of their relationship that finishes with praise. Consequently, Walker brings to life both the passion and happiness of her and her husband’s love, while also identifying the comfort of time within their relationship. By using metaphor, changing pronoun tense, and creating imagery; Margaret Walker not only defines her husband’s attributes but demonstrates their intimate relationship in Love Song for Alex....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Literary Works of Margaret Atwood - Literary Works of Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is an acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer. With such a variety of works in different types of writing, it is difficult to grasp every aspect of Atwood's purpose of writing. A comparative analysis of Rape Fantasies reveals the Atwood's writing is varied in many ways yet soundly consistent especially when comparing a particular set of writing such as a group of her other short stories. Atwood's background plays a large part in her writing....   [tags: Papers] 2118 words
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