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Cliffsnotes On Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 0822005727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Handmaid's Tale, you come to realize that for every utopia, there's a corresponding dystopia. This tale of a bleak future depicts a time where women are valued only for their reproductive capacities. While this cautionary tale of repression and totalitarianism is horrifying, there are moments of poetic warmth and humor. It is a brilliant satire. This concise supplement to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries A timeline of critical events that leads to the climax of the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on women's roles in the novel, and the use of literary devices, themes, and settings A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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The Handmaid S Tale By Margaret Atwood Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Handmaid’s Tale with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which follows a young woman named Offred (the Handmaid of the title), who lives in the repressive Republic of Gilead and whose sole role is to conceive children for the powerful Commander she has been assigned to. Thanks to her friend Ofglen, she is introduced to the underground resistance movement, but soon discovers that escaping her position will not be easy. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated for the 1986 Man Booker Prize (Atwood has been nominated for the award on numerous occasions, and won it for her 2000 novel The Blind Assassin), and has recently been adapted into a critically acclaimed television series. Find out everything you need to know about The Handmaid’s Tale in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Summary And Analysis Of The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Worth Books
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Handmaid’s Tale tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Margaret Atwood’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood includes: Historical context Part-by-part summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of Gilead has come to power and changed life as she knew it. Once Offred had a her own name and a loving family—a husband and daughter—both of which were taken from her; now she belongs to the Commander and his hostile wife, and her only value lies in her ability to bear a child for them. She used to read books and learn; now such things are forbidden to all women. Gripping, disturbing, and so relevant today, The Handmaid’s Tale is a brilliant novel and a chilling warning about what can happen when extreme ideas are taken to their logical conclusions. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
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Cliffsnotes On Atwood S The Testaments

Author : Curry Kennedy
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The perfect reading companion to Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, this literature guide delves into the themes and characters and will enhance your reading experience of this anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale that book clubs have been waiting for!
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The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438114569
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.
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The Handmaid S Tale Study Guide

Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
ISBN : 9781621072942
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The perfect companion to Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
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Margaret Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale And Oryx And Crake A Comparison

Author : Martina Schönherr
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance (Literaturwissenschaften), course: Margaret Atwood's Later Fiction, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood's novels The Handmaid's Tale (T.H.T., 1985) and Oryx and Crake (O. & C., 2003) are works of speculative fiction that are set in the near future. Both of the depicted scenarios take place in the U.S.A. and could be classified as "survivor's stories" as they are told from the perspective of a person that survived the new system or the catastrophe the books deal with. T.H.T. takes the reader into an oppressive system that has become reality in the year 2005. In this system women are divided into different kinds of "functional groups" according to their abilities. The story is told by the handmaid Offred who - as all handmaids - is still believed to be fertile. Thus she is solely good for childbearing and has not got any choice. This system however is confined to the United States so that there is still hope for an escape to a better life for the people living under the system. The scenario in O. & C. on the other hand occurs around the year 2025 and depicts a world wide catastrophe where Snowman - the narrator of the story - is one of the few surviving human beings. This paper will compare the two novels according to some points of analysis. I had to confine myself to a few themes as it is impossible to include all topics that could be of importance. To start with, I will take a look at the social and political background of the time the novels were written in, followed by a generic analysis of the works. Secondly I will answer the question about the inspiration for these novels and I will deal with the epilogues Atwood added to her books. This will be followed by a chapter about the main topics of the novels which are reproduction, religion and sexuality. Last but not least I will compare the main characters and discus
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Summary Analysis The Handmaid S Tale By Margaret Atwood

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Book Summary of The Handmaid's Tale In the near future in the former United States, the people of Gilead exist under strict, puritanical laws. Due to a toxic environment and science experimentation, male infertility threatens to obliterate the population. Commanders of the Faithful, the elite men who founded Gilead, assign themselves both Wives and Handmaids in an effort to produce viable offspring. Each woman conducts herself according to her station. The Wives garden, and the Handmaids submit to sexual relations with their Commander each month. Marthas cook and clean, and Aunts train new Handmaids and attend births. The rigid social structure prevents friendships and even human touch. Offred's name implies property belonging to the Commander named Fred. She longs to break free from the stifling constraints of her new existence and locate her husband and daughter. As weeks pass, she becomes better acquainted with her walking partner, Ofglen. A resistance group called Mayday wants Offred's assistance in spying on the Commander. Meanwhile, he begins breaking Gileadean rules by spending evenings alone with Offred. Tensions rise as Ofglen becomes more insistent. The Commander takes advantage of his authority over his Handmaid, and the driver named Nick seduces Offred. When the Commander's Wife arranges a tryst between Nick and Offred in the hopes of producing a baby for herself, their love affair threatens both of their lives. For more information click on the BUY BUTTON!
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Summary And Analysis Of The Handmaid S Tale A Guide To The Book By Margaret Atwood

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Summary & Analysis of The Handmaid's Tale | A Guide to the Book by Margaret AtwoodPLEASE NOTE: This bооk іѕ іntеndеd аѕ a соmраnіоn to, nоt a replacement fоr, The Handmaid's Tale, Panda Rеаdѕ is wholly rеѕроnѕіblе fоr this соntеnt аnd is not аѕѕосіаtеd with the оrіgіnаl аuthоr іn аnу wау. OVERVIEW:Thе Handmaid's Tаlе іѕ a dіѕturbіng аnd оh ѕо memorable ѕtоrу. It's оnе of thоѕе books, аftеr you have fіnіѕhеd rеаdіng іt, thаt wіll рор іntо уоur mіnd wееkѕ, months аnd even years lаtеr. Thе рrеmіѕе of thе ѕtоrу іtѕеlf іѕ whаt makes іt ѕо distinct. Aѕ a wоmаn еѕресіаllу, rеаdіng thіѕ story wаѕ so сhіllіng, ѕоmеtіmеѕ it almost made me ѕhuddеr tо imagine thе Rерublіс of Gіlеаd. What makes thе ѕtоrу ѕо powerfully сrееру аnd аlаrmіng is thе rеаlіѕtіс аnd bеlіеvаblе wау іn whісh Atwood ѕеllѕ it to uѕ. When wе еvеntuаllу lеаrn аbоut thе соnсерtіоn оf Gіlеаd, hоw it came into еxіѕtеnсе аnd hоw іt is maintained, thаt іѕ whеn wе rеаlіѕе іt іѕ so very роѕѕіblе аnd ѕо realistic. Atwооd'ѕ world buіldіng wаѕ ѕо well thought оut аnd nоthіng ever fеlt implausible оr fоrсеd. Evеrу detail аnd aspect оf lіfе hаd bееn соnѕіdеrеd. I аlѕо lіkеd thе way іt wаѕn't all dumped on thе rеаdеr аnd еxрlаіnеd in аn opening. We оnlу lеаrnt іn trickles, іn drіbѕ аnd drаbѕ thrоughоut Offrеd'ѕ ѕtоrу. Reflecting оn hеr mеmоrіеѕ аnd dіѕсоvеrіng new ріесеѕ оf іnfоrmаtіоn is hоw thе rеаdеr соmеѕ to understand mоrе about Gіlеаd and hоw еасh аnd еvеrу реrѕоn in that ѕосіеtу lіvеѕ.
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A Study Guide For Margaret Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Summary Of The Handmaid S Tale

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Enhance Your Book Reading Experience!A Comprehensive Summary of The Handmaid's TaleIn this summary guide, Insightful Summaries provides a comprehensive in-depth look into the popular novel "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Uncover different perspectives on your favourite characters and story lines, so that you can appreciate the novel even more!In this summary and analysis guide you will find sections such as: - Comprehensive Summary of the Storyline- Analysis of Key Characters- Major Symbols and Themes- Trivia and Discussion Questions- Chapter by Chapter Summary and Analysis- And Much More!This companion book is a perfect supplement to the original novel, enhancing your reading experience like a hot chai latte on a cold winter's day! What are you waiting for? Discussion and insight is on the inside! Note: This is an unofficial companion book to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
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Margaret Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Harold Bloom
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A critical overview of the work features such contributors as Amin Malak, Jamie Dopp, Pamela Cooper, and Glenn Deer.
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Margaret Atwood

Author : Nathalie Cooke
ISBN : 0313328064
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the works of the Canadian author, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.
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The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Karen A. Ritzenhoff
ISBN : 9781498589154
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This collection analyzes how their disciplines can add unique depth and context to many of the themes that are being mobilized in Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and its screen adaptations. Contributors address how these themes apply to social issues and specific topics such as science and religion to the role of journalism in a democratic society.
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The Handmaid S Tale Margaret Atwood

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The most supportive, easy-to-use and focussed literature guides to help your students understand the texts they are studying at GCSE and A Level
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Margaret Atwood

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 0809314088
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A prolific writer and versatile social critic, Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has recently published Bluebeard’s Egg (short stories), Interlunar (poetry), and The Handmaid’s Tale a critically acclaimed best-selling novel. This international collection of essays evaluates the complete body of her work—both the acclaimed fiction and the innovative poetry. The critics represented here—American, Australian, and Canadian—address Atwood’s handling of such themes as feminism, ecology, the gothic novel, and the political relationship between Canada and the United States. The essays on Atwood’s novels introduce the general reader to her development as a writer, as she matures from a basically subjective, poetic vision, seen in Surfacing and The Edible Woman, to an increasingly engaged, political stance, exemplified by The Handmaid’s Tale. Other essays examine Atwood’s poetry, from her transformation of the Homeric model to her criticisms of the United States’ relationship with Canada. The last two critical essays offer a unique view of Atwood through an investigation of her use of the concept of shamanism and through a presentation of eight of her vivid watercolors. The volume ends with Atwood presenting her own views in an interview with Jan Garden Castro and in a conversation between Atwood and students at the University of Tampa, Florida.
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A Study Guide For Margaret Atwood S Mushrooms

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A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Mushrooms," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Blind Assassin By Margaret Atwood Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Blind Assassin with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, a complex novel about the power of the written word and its ability to deceive. It is told from the perspective of Iris Chase, a woman in her eighties looking back on the events of her youth, when she and her sister Laura fell in love with the same man: the charming radical and storyteller Alex Thomas. Laura had fictionalised her love affair with him in an award-winning novel that Iris published posthumously after Laura’s suicide, but as Iris unravels the tangled threads of past deceit, it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems... The Blind Assassin was the winner of the 2000 Man Booker Prize, and remains one of Atwood’s best-known novels. Find out everything you need to know about The Blind Assassin in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Alias Grace By Margaret Atwood Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Alias Grace with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, a thought-provoking novel about the historical figure of Grace Marks, who was convicted of the double murder of her employers Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery in 1843. The novel opens 15 years later, when a young doctor hoping to establish his reputation as a pioneering psychiatrist is hired to interview Grace and ascertain whether or not she is truly guilty. Although the doctor, Simon Jordan, is determined to remain objective, he finds himself helplessly drawn into the narrative Grace weaves about her own past – and increasingly obsessed with his patient and the secrets she seems to be hiding. Alias Grace won the Canadian Giller Prize and was also shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. It was adapted into a miniseries starring Sarah Gadon as Grace in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Alias Grace in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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