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The Tale of the Heike

- The Tale of the Heike is a collection of tales that depict the livelihood of warriors during the Heian and Kamakura period. These tales illustrate that warriors during this period spent their existence dedicated to their duty to the Buddhist Law and that the growing contention arose from each warrior’s devotion and loyalty to the Buddhist Law. The tales communicate that a warrior’s duty was to protect the Buddhist Law which in turn meant to protect the imperial authority. Written letters between the Onjōji to the Kōfukuji Temples avow that the “great virtue of the Buddhist Law is that it guards the imperial authority; the imperial authority endures because of the Buddhist Law.” Furthermore...   [tags: The Tale of the Heike]

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The Handmaid's Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaids Tale’, we hear a transcribed account of one womans 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: The Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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Analysis Of ' The Handmaid 's Tale '

- ... I know all the details” (Atwood 84). She was once the mother of a daughter and a faithful wife, she worked at the library in the discing room, but soon lost her opportunity to work. Offred is supposed to be used for one purpose only: to get pregnant and have a child for her commander and his wife, but she fails to do that. Offred soon falls in love with Nick, who is the family chauffeur. This is the beginning of many unorthodox actions because Nick, in fact, is apart of the Underground Femaleroad....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Symbolism Of The Handmaid 's Tale

- ... What I feel towards them is blankness. What I feel is that I must not feel. What I feel is partly relief, because none of these men are Luke. Luke wasn’t a doctor. Isn’t.”(33). The main character Offred, was once married but was separated from her husband Luke, during the start of the war. Offred, believes that he may still be alive, but every time she looks at the wall she fears he will be hanging. This adds suspense to the reader whenever they are at the scene of the hanging wall that maybe her husband Luke could be the next one hanging....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Science fiction]

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The 's Handmaid 's Tale

- ... She discards the female and male sexual interactions, which is the only kind that the Republic of Gilead will accept. Moira also used her rejection of the interactions between people to form her basis to become a lesbian, which is a form of rebellion against the Republic. Moira is also the only character in the novel to stand up directly to the authority, and also at the same time rejecting the new identity that she was given. She reflected her disgust of the Republic of Gilead by escaping on her second try....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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A Tale Of Two Cities

- ... She is described as a lesser-developed character in the novel; her dialogue tends to be fluffy, melodramatic, and full of sentimentality, not giving her any real substance. Her actions and influences on other characters, though shows her true qualities. This shows the theme of actions speak louder than words. For example, her speech to her father on pages 51 and 52 after he is released from prison and she meets him again for the first time is basically just her repeatedly telling him to, “weep for it.” Doctor Manette symbolizes the mysteries that surround everybody....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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Courtly Love in The Knight’s Tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale

- “The noble knight slays the dragon and rescues the fair maiden…and they live happily ever after.” This seemingly cliché finale encompasses all the ideals of courtly love, which began in the Medieval Period and still exists today. While these ideals were prevalent in medieval society, they still existed with much controversy. Geoffrey Chaucer, a poet of the period, comments on courtly love in his work The Canterbury Tales. Through the use of satiric elements and skilled mockery, Chaucer creates a work that not only brought courtly love to the forefront of medieval society but also introduced feministic ideals to the medieval society....   [tags: The Knight’s Tale, Wife of Bath’s Tale]

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The Handmaid 's Tale

- ... Her wanting so badly to return to the way things once were is the start of her unorthodoxy. If she does not like the society in which she lives, there is no reason for her to be following the rules that have been set for her. Offred hates the society where she cannot be who she really is. Her Unorthodox behavior escalates to a new level when she says: “I would like to know.” It sounds indecisive, stupid even, I say it without thinking. “Know what?” he says. “Whatever there is to know,” I say; but that’s too flippant....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The 's Of The Handmaid 's Tale

- “Reality Control” is the concept that with manipulated information, if all records showed the same, the lie will eventually pass into history and become truth. Traditionally dystopias hold characteristics such as propaganda used to control and manipulate citizens, whilst banning other independent thoughts and freedoms. The only way the illusion of a perfect society is maintained is generally through the manipulation of the state on the individual. Though there is a degree of manipulation to benefit the states own interests in both texts, the focus in Fahrenheit 451 is much more to benefit the state as a whole, where The Handmaid’s Tale manipulate situations to benefit the states control over...   [tags: Dystopia, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid's Tale]

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The Handmaid 's Tale And Kindred

- ... Nobody ever comes back to tell you about it”(145). Here we see the disbelief in a slave that freedom was a real possibility. Tess compares freedom to heaven and thus makes it seem like a far off unattainable thing that is only achieved after death. Butler is commenting on the fact that this race of people had been beaten down so badly that freedom was not a realistic idea that the majority of the slaves thought was possible. Tess says “What others?” as if she doesn’t even think that freed slaves exist....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, Slavery]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, published in 1985, explores the concept of a dystopian totalitarian Christian theocracy, the Republic of Gilead, that overthrows the United States government at an unspecified point in the near future. Gilead enforces a highly controlled patriarchal and militaristic society based on fundamentalist biblical principles. This new order is necessitated by widespread infertility caused by toxic pollution and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as many women ceasing to want children....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Voices in the Park

- Moebius’ definition of intangible and invisible includes the vast array of human emotion and experiences from love to death through to responsibility and truth beyond the individual. His ideas are corroborated by Bader’s comment that they are about sensations and emotions, which provoke a shift in the reader’s paradigms (Moebius, 2009). This essay will look at how Potter and Browne convey these ideas using Moebius’ codes and exploring the concept of relationships concluding with how Potter and Browne illustrate their views on childhood....   [tags: The Tale of Peter Rabbit]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... They took everything from her. The change started with her job, her money, her rights and it wasn 't the kind of society that she wanted to live in, to raise her child in. Next, when she, her husband, and their little girl were caught trying to escape to a place where they could be free, the new government took them away from her too. In the present tense of the story Offred flashes back to these memories, the times when she was free and happy. These flashbacks are one of the ways that we see that she is unhappy with the way that the society is because of all that she has been through....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Ideal Man and Woman in The Tale of Genji

- Similar to current male views of the perfect women, the ideals in the Heian period were various depending on the man. However, with that being said, there are still common features that each man’s “perfect woman” shares. In the tale of Genji, the author Murasaki Shikibu dedicates almost a whole chapter to a conversation between four men, including the famous Genji, about their ideal woman. Tō no Chūjō, a Guards Captain in the tale describes that even a seemingly perfect woman could be a disappointment....   [tags: The Tale of Genji Essays]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... By wearing this uniform every day, Offred feels restricted as if she were in a prison cell. The obligatory wearing of a veil in Atwood 's dystopian society where women are silenced, oppressed and disempowered…it makes them nun-like, ostensibly pure, chaste, and virginal and it aids their effacement, actively disempowering them.” (David, 54-67.) Throughout the whole novel, Offred carries a bit of hope with her every day regardless the situation. She reminded herself of her memories to a time when she was carefree....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a speculative fiction novel written by Margaret Atwood that describes an authoritarianism society created after the United States government was overthrown and became the Republic of Gilead. The objective of this takeover was to improve the environment, economy, and reverse the falling numbers in healthy births. All women’s rights were removed. They could not read, write, speak freely, or be in love. Their lives were controlled completely by Gilead. We are introduced to Offred, not her real name whose previous life with a husband, child, job, and money have all been taken away....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Science fiction]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... Offred is looking for “gallantry from her, swashbuckling, heroism, single-handed combat.” (249). Instead, she finds a woman making understandable and seemingly defeated remarks about following the status quo and trying to get the best deal out of a bad situation. However, on page 243, Moira makes remarks about the men in control of society which reveal her hidden and small acts of rebellion: 'Who. ' she whispers back. 'That shit you 're with. I 've had him, he 's the pits. ' 'He 's my Commander, ' I say....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... These new laws did not allow women to even be able to read or write and ultimately gave men all the power. In the bible it say "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). Meek is meant to represent the humble loving and attitudes towards the people around them in the name of the lord. In the novel the sections which highlight meekness are used to have power over all women which the men crave. The only authorized religion that is allowed in Gilead is the one that benefits the state leaders....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... In the Red Center, the Handmaids are forced to cooperate with the Aunts by electric cattle prods, this includes very little, controlled socialization between Handmaids. The lack of socialization is continued on into the homes of the commanders where the Handmaids have a controlled relationship, or lack thereof, with everyone in the house. Offred also mentions the Commander’s office and how he spends most of his time there when he is home, implying that he works in his office. In pre-Gilead children start school at the age of four, and depending on the school system, would take mandatory classes until the age of 18....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Analysis Of ' The Tale Of Cinderella '

- Over the years, fairytales have been distorted in order to make them more family friendly. Once these changes occur, the moral and purpose of the stories begin to disappear. The tales featured in the many Disney movies - beloved by so many - have much more malignant and meaningful origins that often served to scare children into obeying their parents or learning valuable life lessons. A perfect example of such plot alterations occur in the tale of Cinderella. This parable is "one of the oldest and most widespread fairy tales in western culture" ("The Origins of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty" 4) originating in roughly 50 BCE....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, The Little Mermaid]

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Analysis Of ' The Tell Tale Heart '

- ... It is when others who have ill or damaged minds try to fix what they think they should be experiencing their own solitary world view is there cause for alarm. “I think it was his eye…” This reason appears to come about naturally as he speaks, as it were, not truly the main purpose, but as if he was making it up as he went alone. The goal of the speaker is to convince us that he is not insane. He constantly digs a hole for himself as he ironically disproves his own continued claims of being of a rational mind....   [tags: Mind, Perception, The Tell-Tale Heart, Reason]

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The Raven And Tell Tale Heart

- ... He would describe the way he carefully snuck into the room with the old man, and his eye in grave detail. This isolation and the idea that the eye was out to get him led him to kill the man. When he killed the man, he described “the wise precautions he took for the concealment of the body” (Poe 253). This is almost the same as Norman because Norman states that "everyone goes crazy once in a while" (Psycho). Norman went crazy because he was isolated, as well as this man because he was all alone as well....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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The 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... These comments prove that men in today’s society only see women as sexual dolls to play with and molest. These abusive comments show that a society where women are used only for sex is not a successful one. In the movie however, sex is not an act often talked about or seen in the community. Men and women are not taught to have sex, even for the purpose of reproduction, they are given a child when they are ready. This ensures that men or women do not mistreat each other for sex or other sexual acts....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, The Handmaid's Tale, Gender role]

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A Tale of Chances and Connections

- In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote the timeless masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities. In this novel, Dickens draws people to his excellent novel with brilliant uses of irony he makes by using coincidences and connections between the characters whose lives are being thrown into turmoil during the dark and violent times of the French Revolution. Dickens reveals these links throughout the story, some the reader understands immediately, while others are slowly revealed as the reader becomes closer to the characters in the novel....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Masterpiece, Tale of Two Cities]

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The Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- ... The weak social structure needed to be changed, and fighting was the only way to achieve their desires. Violence may can’t change everything, but it can at least wake people up, and let people realize what kind of situation they are in. Although the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, described a lot of the atrocities, it ultimately expressed the belief that violence would give way to a new and better society, which was the resurrection of the new world. Furthermore, A Tale of Two Cities proved the theme of violence....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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The Tell Tale Heart And The Possibility Of Evil

- ... I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him, although I chuckled at heart.” During the time of the character trying to murder the old man the author uses the tone and descriptive language to describe one thing in a luxurious way with showing the reader that the character was about to yawn. Overall, tone can change how our minds think about the story, but in The Tell-Tale Heart tone made the story interesting and gave more thought about what the character is trying to clarify. Also, in The Possibility of Evil , the revealing actions that Miss Strangeworth presents eventually will come back to her....   [tags: Protagonist, Character, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- ... In the play, Dickens’ character sacrifices himself so his rival may have the woman whom they both adore. This plot becomes the basis of A Tale of Two Cities. This novel contains several themes the reader can decipher, the main of which is the theme of Resurrection. Can a ‘dead’ character come back to life. The character who contains this theme is very obviously Sydney Carton. In the novel, Sydney Carton’s death makes a new and peaceful life for Lucy Manette, Charles Darnay, Little Lucy, and even Carton himself....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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The Handmaid 's Tale : Gender Inequality

- ... Handmaids are not just the society’s wombs: they must be submissive; they cannot speak their mind, even to each other. No matter how much pain one woman is in, she must still follow God’s laws: "Blessed be the fruit," she says to me, the accepted greeting among us. "May the Lord open," I answer, the accepted response. (Chapter 3, page 15) Another way the women in The Handmaid’s Tale are unequal to men is in dress. In modern society it is normal to think of clothing as a way to express our personality and individuality....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, Gender]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens is regarded as one of the most popular and prolific writers of his era. He is considered a literary genius by many people and his novels and short stories prove that claim. He has created some of the most known characters in fictional writing. He had a very big influence over the Victorian society and was one of the first authors to write primarily about the lower classes. He gives readers a unique insight on the Victorian Age. He manages to capture the emotion and feeling of all his characters and turn them into a realistic viewing; Dickens characters lived in exact detail, which is a primary reason why his characters were so memorable....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, French Revolution]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Many people in the world execute certain actions that can affect their choices in life. These actions that people take can also interpret how an individual can change from one type person to another. The novel, A Tale Of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens demonstrated how an individual can change because of their choices. Charles Dickens establishes Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge as the catalysts of the plot through the use of characterization to interpret how an individual can change from a loving or ruthless person because of how their actions influence their choices in life....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margret Atwood

- ... As Gilead reorganized their city to an Old Testament-inspired society, they referred all authoritative figures with some form of religious term attached to their title. For example The commander of the faithful were the high-ranking officials, the guardians of faith were the police force, the angels were the army, and the eyes were the secret police who watched over the citizens of Gilead. They are the eyes of God watching their every move. Gilead also had a classification for the women, the Wives, Econowives and Unwomen, however, the two who referred to the bible were the Martha’s and the Handmaids....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, Bible]

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The Summoner and His Tale in the Canerbur Tales by Goffergy Chaucer

- ... The Summoner was also a drunk who loved garlic, onions, and leeks (Chaucer). When children saw the Summoner they were generally afraid (Chaucer). Chaucer uses the physiognomy of the Summoner to show his true character. Chaucer constructs the Summoner's portrait so as to describe the Summoner's medical conditions (Braswell-Means). The Summoner is clearly unnaturally hot as both his description and his cures indicate; the combination of these two suggests that the Summoner is choleric or bad tempered (Braswell-Means)....   [tags: occupations, pilgtimages, character, tale]

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The Misogyny Of The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- ... The protagonist’s mind was indoctrinated by Aunts to be accept the internalized oppression, and her fate. Aunt Lydia, and the other Aunts corral the Handmaid’s and teach them their purpose in life. The Aunts are the only representation of female power in The Handmaid’s Tale. At the Reeducation Center equipped with “cattle prods…and brain washing slogans” (118) the Aunts encourage and teach women to deceive and betray each other. “Danger was from the other [Handmaids]” not always the Aunts. (88) The aunts taught them that “friendship were suspicious” (87) Women couldn’t be friends....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Analysis of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit

- The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a fictional story for children written by Beatrix Potter. The main character of the story was Peter Rabbit, who had three sisters by the names of Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. The four bunnies lived with their mother, Mrs. Rabbit, underneath a huge tree in the woods. All the characters displayed the element of anthropomorphic because they are dressed in human clothing and display human characteristics such as walking straight up on their hind legs. The three sisters were wearing a pink to reddish cloak, Peter Rabbit a blue jacket with brown shoes, and the mother a blue chambermaid dress....   [tags: tale of peter rabbit]

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Margaret Atwood 's The Handmaid 's Tale

- ... For instance, the story of Moira, a friend whom Offred assumes is dead soon after their last encounter, is included in her recount. Offred also hears stories from others. The unbiased, transparent truth comes from the seedier underbelly of Gilead’s society, while the Commander’s, the Aunt’s, and the media preach lies or purposefully leave out crucial information. The Commander reads from the Bible some nights, selecting specific verses to prove that a man should have multiple partners. Offred often hears Bible verses quoted and “...[knows they are] wrong… but there [is] no way of checking” (Atwood, 89) due to the undeniable reality that she is not permitted to read....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Handmaids Tale: Oppression of Women for Male Political Gain

- The Handmaids Tale is a poetic tale of a woman's survival as a Handmaid in the male dominated Republic of Gilead. Offred portrayed the struggle living as a Handmaid, essentially becoming a walking womb and a slave to mankind. Women throughout Gilead are oppressed because they are seen as "potentially threatening and subversive and therefore require strict control" (Callaway 48). The fear of women rebelling and taking control of society is stopped through acts such as the caste system, the ceremony and the creation of the Handmaids....   [tags: The Handmaids Tale Essays]

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Margaret Atwood 's The Handmaid 's Tale

- Ryan Lee 11-21-14 AP Literature Period 7 The Handmaids Tale Essay Whether women are equal to men or not this is an ongoing topic that brings to light many different opinions. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, is a fictional yet plausible story that Atwood uses to warn us of the possibility of our society changing into her dystopian fantasy. To convey her argument, Atwood uses the point of view of a women named Offred to demonstrate the morals and struggles of women in this male-dominated society known as Gilead....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Essay on Variety in The Merchant's Tale

- Use of Variety in The Merchant's Tale   The Merchant's Tale tells the story of an old man searching for a wife and finding one, who is ultimately unfaithful to him. Chaucer uses a variety of elements in the poem to show his knowledge of contemporary interests and his story telling capacity through another figure. Irony flows through the poem, laced with allusions to the Bible. Chaucer's use of his astronomical knowledge not only allows modern day scholars to date events, but also adds another dimension of interest for the contemporary audience and of course, the pilgrims....   [tags: The Merchant's Tale]

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Charles Dickens’ Novel, A Tale of Two Cities

- The French Revolution mainly took place in the city of Paris during the late 1700’s. The Revolution did not only affect the people of France, but also the citizens of England as well. The French Revolution is known as one of the most brutal and inhumane periods of history. If one studied the beliefs and views of the people involved at the time, one would see a reoccurring theme of “ being recalled to life”. Born from the world of literature, Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities takes a deeper look at the culture of the late 1700’s, in both England and France....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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Exploring Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart

- Edgar Allen Poe’s a genius of innovation. He uses the ideas that were common concerns of the time to revolve around in his short stories. Edgar Allen Poe grew up in a rough time with his parents died at a young age and was placed with a foster family in which he was treated without any respect. He took the ideas of mental illness to a sophisticated example in his short story, The Tell Tale Heart. The Tell Tale Heart is written in the gothic theme that helps set the surreal theme. Poe’s whole idea in the poem is to address the idea of mental illness....   [tags: The Tell Tale Heart Essays]

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Margaret Atwood 's The Handmaid 's Tale

- Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale provides a look into a dystopian world of complete male dominance. Women have been entirely denied of their basic needs, and are no longer able to live as individuals. For decades preceding the creation of Gilead, women were regarded as subordinate to men. These inequalities often led women to believe they were inferior and lacked the knowledge and power men seemed to display. They were not granted access to voting rights, equal wages, or job opportunities. As the years progressed, women fought for equal rights; however, these accomplishments were soon revoked with the transition of the United States, into a totalitarian region known as The Republic of G...   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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The Tell Tale Heart Vs. The Raven

- ... The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” is reliable because he is telling a story about an event in his life he experienced first-hand. On the other hand, I feel he holds no creditability because he can’t see and accept himself as being a mad man. The narrator is disturbed by an old man’s eyes. The narrator shows this saying "I think it was his eye. Yes, it was this!" (Poe 1). The old man’s eyes are described as being pale blue that has a film over it. The narrator discloses how the old man’s eyes made him feel cold....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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The Tell Tale Heart : The Guilt Of The Narrator

- ... In his wrath against the way of things, he takes after Prince Prospero, who immures himself in a manner strengthened against death, and William Wilson, who tries a standout amongst the most astonishing (and maybe regular) of all tests—to disavow his very own piece being. An investigation of the imagery of "The Tell-Tale Heart" will, I trust, distinguish the storyteller 's definitive rival as the power that will definitely make him take after the old man with the horrifying "eye of a vulture." His squabble, then, is not with an attacked individual but rather with Time, which on one level is symbolized by the ubiquitous "watches" and on another by the "obvious" heart....   [tags: The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe]

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The Tale Heart And The Masque Of The Red Death

- ... It is the norm that is going on his servant is not showing his true feelings causing no need for the old man to be nervous or to worry about his soon fate to be that the reader already has learned about. The third variation of reality is the version the police see. To them it is just a call from neighbors late at night with nothing to be found at the home of the old man. When the police arrive the main character, murderer is so confident he has them sit right upon the floor boards where the man was hidden....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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The Black Cat And The Tell Tale Heart

- Everyone hits rock bottom or hits that breaking point in their lives. For some people it may be sooner than others. Our actions can be justified in some ways, where it depends on the person’s mental state, physical state, or emotional state. Additionally, we always try to find a reason on why our actions may be perceived to be right in our own eyes. In “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates the concept of morality through the state of madness, horrific narration and strong symbolism....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- ... This outlines the true intentions of Madame Defarge to support the societal corruption of the revolution. There is a sense of separation between the characters in this passage. Madame Defarge is creating tension between the characters. The vocabulary used within the passage reveals how everyone is working against each other. The usage of dark words and the use of words like “group” separates and discriminates people within society. “And as Madame Defarge moved on from group to group” this line shows how she is working against everyone....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, A Tale of Two Cities]

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The Tell Tale By Edgar Allan Poe

- ... He only solidifies this stance when he states, “the care of the public must oversaw all private respects by which not only conscience but mere civil policy doth bind us.” (Winthrop, 19) When Winthrop says this, it display how greatly valued the public good is in comparison to the good of the singular person, and that the citizen not only should, but has to act in the public interest. While this way of thought is influenced the rather strict religious beliefs that the Puritans ascribed to, it, nevertheless, represents the way that the Puritans lived....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, Romanticism]

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The Tale Of Cinderella By Anne Sexton And The Brother 's Grimm

- ... Therefore, the Grimm’s version is more prosaic in typical story-telling fashion. Another reason why Sexton may have chosen to base her poem off of the Grimm’s story because of the uncommon path their version took. The Brothers Grimm Cinderella was masterpiece for its time because of the unexpected yet unique turn it took with its story and standards. They changed many of the archetypes in their version, including the magical being that helps Cinderella, the item that identifies the real Cinderella, and the stepsisters as well....   [tags: Fairy tale, Cinderella, Brothers Grimm]

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The Tale Of The Brothers By Charles Perrault And Cinderella By The Grim Brothers

- ... When the daughter realizes his intent is unwavering she decides to run away. Despite her betrayal he eventually sees her again. Instead of getting angry he embraces her and says “May the heavens be blessed for allowing me to see you again, dearest child”. Similarly, the father in Cinderella also wants to remarry. Instead of marrying his daughter, he marries a cruel woman with two daughters. They treat the girl poorly, giving her the name “Cinderella” because “she always looked so dusty and dirty” similar to the cinder in the fireplace....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Fairy tale, Mother]

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The Portrayal Of Women Throughout The Novel ' A Tale Of Two Cities '

- ... This paralleling of reality into his novel is able to show the reader how much Dickens idealizes Lucie Manette. The second of the women Dickens takes perceived positive characteristics from is, Mary Hogarth, the sister of Dickens ' wife of twenty-two years. She is said to have been "just seventeen" (or eighteen depending on the source) when she collapsed on the stairs and died in Dickens ' arms. Dickens ' is said to have went through intense grief, cutting off locks of her hair to keep; and keeping Mary 's clothes which he would take out at times to stroke, wishing he was buried next to her (Fox par....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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Analysis Of Jack Zipes 's ' The Great Fairy Tale '

- Fairytales share similar themes in the manner in which they approach storytelling for the individual. In “The Great Fairy Tale Tradition”, Jack Zipes has selected and edited stories and categorized them by their respective themes, illustrating the different thematic elements found in each story. Every chapter includes a short introduction to the literary history of the selected stories and their themes. In the “Three Brother’s Who Become Wealthy Wandering the World”, “The Three Brothers”, and “The Four Skillful Brothers” each story explores the adventures and pursuits of brothers who venture into the outside world and are later faced with a test of skills in which they must prove their...   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Family]

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Sydney Carton in Charles Dickens’ "A Tale of Two Cities"

- Sydney Carton is the most memorable character in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, a story of redemption, resurrection, self-sacrifice change and love, all of these words have to do with the extreme transformation of. Sydney Carton had such great love for Lucie Mannette that evolves from a depressed loaner that can only attempt to substitute happiness with alcoholic indulgence to a loyal caring friend who makes the ultimate sacrifice for the ones he loves. In the beginning, Sydney Carton’s the character that everyone looks down upon....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, ]

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Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities

- Orison Swett Marden, an author known for his works in philosophy once wrote, “You will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact”. Using these words, Marden summarizes what factors influence humans and shape how they turn out. A similar scenario appears in Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities, where two characters are initially driven by their love for different people, but soon turn into complete opposites. Madame DeFarge, fueled by love, turns evil, while Sydney Carton, a lazy alcoholic, takes charge of his life after being motivated by love....   [tags: a tale of two cities, charles dickens]

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The Squire's Tale

- The Squire's Tale     The Squire's tale ends two lines into its third section, and following this abrupt termination is the "wordes of the Frankeleyn to the Squier."  The Franklin praises the young Squire's attempt at a courtly romance and says that he wishes his own son was more like the Squire.  This is followed by the "wordes of the Hoost to the Frankeleyn."  Many critics believe that the words of the Franklin to the Squire are intended as an interruption of the tale that threatens to go on far too long.  However, I believe the words of the Franklin to the Squire were not meant to be an interruption at all.  There are four main reasons why I believe the passage...   [tags: Squire's Tale Essays]

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The Tale of Genji

- In the “The Broom Tree,” the main characters Genji, Tō no Chūjō and two acquaintances find themselves in a friendly debate regarding the various vices and virtue of women of the court. The story has only begun, but the narrator is already introducing the concept of an ideal woman and as the story progresses, an image of the ideal man emerges as well. The chapter opens with Genji and his friend in his room on a rainy day, and spotting some love letters lying around, Tō no Chūjō broaches the topic by declaring “I have finally realized how rarely you will find a flawless woman, one who is simply perfect” (20)....   [tags: The Tale of Genji]

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The Tell Tale Heart And The Black Cat

- In the stories “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe, the true motive or feelings behind the confession of the two narrators are questionable. As the reader, you would believe that with a confession comes true guilt and sorrow for the crime committed, but that is not the case for these two stories, where the narrators are anything but remorseful. Now although these two stories have a completely different plot and background, a similarity both stories have is their introduction....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, Short story]

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The Tale Of The Old Flies By Paul Delarue

- ... The text “The Story Of Grandmother” illustrate this general idea in very easy short text. The other text “little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault suggest almost same massage I would say but, the differences between former text are the target audience class which this text is aiming more higher class. In this audience differences, author choose to use the cleaner words and nicer character to write a text. In the conversation between wolf and Little Red Riding Hood that “Grandmother, what big arms you have!......   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm]

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Rebellion in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

- Rebellion in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale "Rebels defy the rules of society, risking everything to retain their humanity. If the world Atwood depicts is chilling, if 'God is losing,' the only hope for optimism is a vision that includes the inevitability of human struggle against the prevailing order." -Joyce Johnson- Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale analyzes human nature by presenting an internal conflict in Offred: acceptance of current social trends (victim mentality) -vs- resistance for the sake of individual welfare and liberties (humanity)....   [tags: Handmaids Tale]

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The Tale of the Pardoner in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

- A Look at the Pardoner: the Genius of Chaucer The Canterbury Tales is a literary masterpiece in which the brilliant author Geoffrey Chaucer sought out to accomplish various goals. Chaucer wrote his tales during the late 1300’s. This puts him right at the beginning of the decline of the Middle Ages. Historically, we know that a middle class was just starting to take shape at this time, due to the emerging commerce industry. Chaucer was able to see the importance and future success of the middle class, and wrote his work with them in mind....   [tags: Pardoner's Tale]

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The Mogul Tale and the Little Theater in Haymarket

- The Mogul Tale and the Little Theater in Haymarket The Little Theater in Haymarket was one of the more prominent venues in London during the latter half of the 18th century. Built and opened in 1720, the “Little” Theater, so it was called to distinguish it from the larger King’s opera house located nearby, was originally designated as a playhouse for French performers.2 Its proprietor John Potter obtained permission for its construction from the Lord Chamberlain Thomas Pelham with the help of the influential Duke of Montagu.1 True to its name the Little Theater’s original measurements were 48 feet wide and 136 feet long....   [tags: Mogul Tale]

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The Handmaids Tale

- The Handmaids Tale In Margaret Atwoods novel, "The Handmaids Tale", the birth rate in the United States had dropped so low that extremists decided to take matters into their own hands by killing off the government, taking over themselves, and reducing the womens role in society to that of a silent birthing machine. One handmaid describes what happened and how it came about as she, too, is forced to comply with the new order. Before the new order, known as the Sons of Jacob, took over, women had a lot to be afraid of....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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A Handmaid's Tale

- A Handmaid's Tale A new society is created by a group of people who strengthen and maintain their power by any means necessary including torture and death. Margaret Atwood's book, A Handmaid's Tale, can be compared to the morning after a bad fight within an abusive relationship. Being surrounded by rules that must be obeyed because of being afraid of the torture that will be received. There are no other choices because there is control over what is done, who you see and talk to, and has taken you far away from your family....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's Tale

- The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's tale Geoffrey Chaucer significantly describes many characters in the piece of literature, The Canterbury Tales. One fascinating tale he writes is the physician's tale. The physician's tale describes a story of mortal sin and lust. This tale reflects the physician in various ways. Also, many characters are portrayed in this tale such as the knight, the girl, and the judge. Each of these characters plays an important role in this tale as they help portray the characteristics of the physician....   [tags: Physician's Tale Essays]

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Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale

- Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale The Knight's Tale, Part I: The Knight begins his tale with the story of a prince named Theseus who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons. When Theseus returned home victorious, he became aware that there was a company of women clad in black who knelt at the side of the highway, shrieking. The oldest of the women asked Theseus for pity. She told him that she was once the wife of King Cappaneus who was destroyed at Thebes, and that all of the other women with her lost their husbands....   [tags: The Knight's Tale Essays]

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The Twisted Beliefs of Gilead in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, one will find a town, Gilead, whose people have brainwashed themselves and created their own twisted truths about life. The people of this town are irrational; they tend to believe the things that they hear. The people of Gilead then take it and turn it into semi-truths and lies. Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get their pants on.” Their truths do nothing but harm others in the community....   [tags: The Handmaid’s Tale]

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Feminism Lost in Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, the human spirit has evolved to such a point that it cannot be subdued by complacency. Atwood shows Gilead as an extremist state with strong religious connotations. We see the outcome of the reversal of women’s rights and a totalitarian government which is based on reproduction. Not only is the government oppressive, but we see the female roles support and enable the oppression of other female characters. “This is an open ended text,…conscious of the possibilities of deconstruction, reconstruction, and reinterpretation … Atwood engages in metafictional commentary …in her storytelling and by the time the reader arrives at the text, Atwood has already to...   [tags: The Handmaid’s Tale Essays]

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

- Moebius’ definition of intangible and invisible covers the vast array of human emotion and experiences from love to death through to responsibility and a truth beyond the individual. Corroborated by Bader’s comment they are about sensations and emotions provoking a shift in the reader’s paradigms (Moebius, 2009). This essay will look at how Potter and Browne convey these ideas using Moebius’ codes and exploring the concept of relationships concluding with how Potter and Browne illustrate their views on childhood....   [tags: Tale of Peter Rabbit]

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The Loss of the Ideal in A Tale of a Tub

- A Tale of a Tub is a mass of text seemingly thrown together with the purpose of deliberately confusing the reader, but its digressions upon digressions cannot mask the inevitable theme of loss, which is ultimately found in all of Swift's works. The satire holds the present against an ideal of past perfection, and the comparison always shows the modern to be lacking. The church adulterates religion; moderns, the ancients; critics, the author. The narrator of Swift’s text seems to believe that the moment a great work or idea is put forth, it can be pure, but will always degrade with time....   [tags: Tale of a Tub Essays]

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The Suffering Griselda in The Clerk's Tale

-     In Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Clerk's Tale," from The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer describes a "perfect wife."  This wife, Griselda, is totally submissive to her husband, and seems to have no regrets or remorse for anything he makes her do.  Griselda's husband, Walter, puts her through many trials in order to test her dedication and loyalty to him.  He takes away both of their children, telling her that he is going to have them killed.  He then tells her that he is divorcing her and taking another bride.  After this, he forces her to prepare the new bride for him.  Through all of this, Griselda loves Walter without fail, meets his demands without any word of disapproval, and remains faithful...   [tags: Clerk's Tale Essays]

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The Power of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- The Power of The Winter's Tale        Many of Shakespeare's later plays broke with customs of genre. The Merchant of Venice has all the elements of a comedy, but deals with very grave matters and ends ambiguously. Pericles foreshadows the novel in its romantic plot and use of narration. Such plays challenged prevalent Renaissance literary theory which demanded fairly strict adherence to classical values of realism and unity. The Winter's Tale is a self-conscious violation of these expectations, and a jibe at the assumptions behind them....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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Portents of the Monotheocracy in The Handmaid's Tale

- Portents of the Monotheocracy in The Handmaid's Tale        American society has had certain cultural and political forces which have proliferated over the past few decades-described as the return to traditional Christian values. Television commercials promoting family values followed by endorsements from specific denominations are on the rise. As the public has become more aware of a shift in the cultural and political climate through the mass media, Margaret Atwood, in writing The Handmaid's Tale, could have been similarly affected by this growing awareness of the public consciousness....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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Theme of Resurrection in Charles Dickens’s Book, A Tale of Two Cities

- Robespierre, the dictator of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror once said, "Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible." If terror is justice, would 30,000 men and women across France have lost their lives during the Reign of Terror. In Charles Dickens’s book, A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens used the injustice in the French Revolution and the corruption in societies of that time to show the theme of resurrection along with many other themes. In the novel, the heroes and heroine uses sacrifice to resurrect an important person in their lives....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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The Wanton Cynic in The Merchant's Tale

- The Wanton Cynic in The Merchant's Tale The Merchant's Prologue and Tale presents the darkest side of Chaucer's discussion on marriage. Playing off both the satire of the moral philosopher, the Clerk, and the marital stage set by the Wyf of Bathe, the Merchant comes forth with his angry disgust about his own marital fate. Disillusioned and depraved, the Merchant crafts a tale with a main character who parallels his own prevarication and blind reductionism while he simultaneously tries to validate his own wanton life by selling his belief to the other pilgrims....   [tags: Merchant's Tale Essays]

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Humor in Chaucer's The Miller's Tale

- Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale" should be tragic, because a lot of horrible things happen to the characters. The carpenter's wife is disloyal to him, sleeping with others and making fun of him with Nicholas. Also, he is depicted as a fool. However, readers get a humorous feeling from the story, rather than feeling sorry for the carpenter's unfair life. Chaucer makes the whole story come across as comic rather than tragic. This humor is created by the Miller's narration, the use of irony, the cartoon-like characters, and the twists of plot....   [tags: Comic Effect in The Miller's Tale]

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An Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities

- An Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities By reading the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, it gives us an understanding of the French Revolutionary War that cannot be found in textbooks. By reading between the lines, each of the characters represents the stirring emotions and reactions of the people that were affected by the War. Lucie Manett, who later becomes Lucie Darnay, is a tender and affectionate loving person. She is a very virtuous woman who reaches out to all human beings in need of love....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities

- Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities      Resurrection is a powerful theme found throughout the plot of A Tale of Two Cities.  Many of the characters in the novel are involved with the intertwining themes of love, redemption, and good versus evil.  The theme of resurrection involves certain aspects of all of these themes and brings the story together.         Dr. Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities.  He is taken away from his pregnant wife and then imprisoned for eighteen very long years.  Over the years, his condition deteriorates until he forgets his real name and mindlessly cobbles shoes to pass the time.  In "Book the...   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale

- The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, was intentional. The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her. Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical feminist, represented in this novel by her mother and her best friend, Moira. Atwood is writing for a specific audience, though through careful examination, it can be determined that the intended audience is actually the mass population....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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The Handmaid's Tale as a Biblical Allusion

- The Handmaid's Tale: A Biblical Allusion Imagine a country where choice is not a choice.  One is labeled by their age and economical status.  The deep red cloaks, the blue embroidered dresses, and the pinstriped attire are all uniforms to define a person's standing in society.  To be judged, not by beauty or personality or talents, but by the ability to procreate instead. To not believe in the Puritan religion is certain death.  To read or write is to die.  This definition is found to be true in the book, The Handmaid's Tale (1986) by Margaret Atwood....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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Elizabeth Inchbald’s A Mogul Tale

- Elizabeth Inchbald’s A Mogul Tale The year 1784 found an earnest young female playwright, Elizabeth Inchbald, sitting down to pen what would become her “first success as a writer” humbly titled A Mogul Tale.1[1]. The story involves what appears to be an outlandish plot, since it is a farce which revolves around a party of London ballooners who accidentally land in the seraglio of a great mogul2[2]. But applied research finds that Mrs. Inchbald had indeed done her homework, for the dynasty of the Mughals (as modernity has changed the spelling) really did exist....   [tags: Mughal Tale]

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Foreshadowing in A Tale of Two Cities

- Foreshadowing in A Tale of Two Cities How does diabolically spilt blood and mysterious footsteps become important in a historical fiction novel. What makes these murder-mystery traits relevant. Charles Dickens, author of A Tale of Two Cities, creatively foreshadows future events using suspenseful topics: A forbidden declaration of love, a tragically beautiful sunset streaked with crimson, echoing footsteps of a past that will not be forgotten, and wine stained streets soon to be smeared with blood....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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