Questions tagged [margaret-atwood]

Questions about the works of awarding-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood (born 1939) or her life as a writer.

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Are quote marks used selectively in "The Handmaid's Tale" or do I have a bad scan of the book?

I've just begun reading The Handmaid's Tale and I'm a bit distracted by the usage (or non-usage) of quote marks in the version I have (ebook). In the second chapter, the handmaid is describing her ...
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Comparison between Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing and Offred of The Handmaids tale

Compare and contrast the way Offred in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Beatrice in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing view romantic love. Discuss 2 similarities and 2 differences (...
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Why did Crake choose Jimmy to take care of the Crakers?

In the book Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, why did Crake choose Jimmy to take care of the Crakers? Please answer using evidence from textual quotes to support your claims.
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Meaning in Margaret Atwood's "My mother dwindles"

The second stanza of Margaret Atwood's "My mother dwindles", in which there is a boat metaphor, has gotten me a bit confused as I analyze this poem. If she were a boat, you’d say the moon shines ...
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In Margeret Atwood's "Hag-Seed," where is Caliban?

Margeret Atwood's Hag-Seed is a metafictional retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Many elements of The Tempest are clearly recognizable (e.g. Felix is very obviously Prospero), while others have ...