Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Oryx and Crake A Comparison

Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale  and  Oryx and Crake    A Comparison Author Martina Schönherr
ISBN-10 9783640420254
Release 2009-09
Pages 56
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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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Science  Gender and History Author Suparna Banerjee
ISBN-10 9781443873932
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 160
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The first substantial study comparing Mary Shelley and Margaret Atwood, this book examines a selection of the speculative/fantastic novels of these two influential writers from the perspectives of contemporary feminist, postcolonial and science studies. Situating her readings at the troubled intersections of science, gender and history(-making), Banerjee juxtaposes Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man with Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in a way that respects historical difference while convincingly suggesting a tradition of ongoing socio-political critique in the work of women writers of the fantastic over the past two centuries. She offers insightful fresh readings of Shelley and Atwood, bringing out how the cognate values of technoscience and capitalistic imperialism work in tandem to foster oppressive gender ideologies, social inequity and environmental ruin. Banerjee explores how Shelley and Atwood levy powerful critiques of both positivist, masculinist science and the politico-economic proclivities of their respective times, engaging, in the process, with the meaning of the (post)human, the cultural impact of male (Romantic) egotism and the public/private division, the colonial impulse and its modern day counterpart, the patriarchal ideologies of ‘love’ and motherhood, and the sexual-politics of official historiography. Combining lively, creative scholarship with theoretical rigour, the book offers a nuanced study of the ways in which Shelley’s and Atwood’s novels each take critical aim at some of the conventional oppositions—nature/culture, masculine/feminine, reason/emotion, art/science—that have since long defined our lives in western technoculture. The book re-opens the ‘two-cultures’ debate, suggesting that Shelley’s and Atwood’s futuristic visions posit humanistic education and art as the ‘saving graces’ that might counter the schisms and reductionism innate to the technocapitalistic world view. One highlight of the book is the way the author goes beyond a strong critical consensus on Frankenstein and reads the novel not as a denunciation of technological violation of nature but as a subversion of the thematic itself of Nature versus Culture. Similar innovative interpretations are offered on the gender question in The Last Man, and on Atwood’s engagement with ‘feminist mothering’ in Oryx and Crake.



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Margaret Atwood Author J. Brooks Bouson
ISBN-10 9780826430625
Release 2010
Pages 203
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ISBN-10 9754141622
Release 1985
Pages 352
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The Machineries of Uncivilization Author Annette Lapointe
ISBN-10 OCLC:855335976
Release 2011
Pages 552
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Margaret Atwood Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 1604131810
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 204
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Essays provide critical insight into Margaret Atwood's works and offer differing opinions on the themes she addresses in her novels.



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ISBN-10 IND:30000107219655
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Science Fiction Authors Author Maura Heaphy
ISBN-10 1591585155
Release 2009
Pages 318
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ISBN-10 PSU:000057119687
Release 2006
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Margaret Atwood Author John Moss
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122845766
Release 2006
Pages 472
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Margaret Atwood enjoys a unique prominence in Canadian letters. With over thirty books to her credit, in genres ranging from children's writing to dystopic novels, she is as creatively diverse as she is internationally acclaimed. Her success, however, has been double-edged: the very popularity that makes her such a prominent figure in the literary world also renders her vulnerable to claims of being a "sell-out," as she relates in her Empson lectures. The Open Eye negotiates the space between these positions, acknowledging Atwood's remarkable achievement while considering how it impacts on national politics and identity. The range of perspectives in this volume is stimulating and enlightening. The Open Eye begins with a focus on Atwood as she presents herself and is presented in Canada and abroad, and then proceeds to consider, more broadly, the intersection of life and literature that Atwood's works and persona effect. It offers fresh insight into Atwood's early writing, redresses the critical void regarding her poetry and shorter prose pieces, and provides a critical base from which readers can assess Atwood's most recent novels. A common thread throughout these essays is the recognition of Atwood's importance in the literary realm in general, and in Canadian literature more particularly.



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Representing the unimaginable Author Angela Stock
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123359734
Release 2007
Pages 226
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Finding words and images with which to describe and come to terms with a disaster is a psychological necessity, but it also inevitably manifests socio-cultural habits of thought and political interests. Language shapes, distorts and appropriates an occurrence that is not just a shocking and all too real destruction of life, property and the environment, but also a social construct. The 'unrepresentability' of the experience of a disaster and the textuality of the represented event - and thus also the contradictions, ruptures and silences inevitably created by the tensions between 'reality' and 'representation' - are the focus of the essays collected in this volume. Thirteen contributions by internationally active researchers in the fields of literary and cultural studies, history, sociology and philosophy provide interdisciplinary perspectives on the ways in which we write and think about the unimaginable.



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ISBN-10 UOM:39015079684521
Release 2007
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The London Magazine Author John Lehmann
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133516802
Release 2006-12
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ISBN-10 6051424229
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 516
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ISBN-10 NWU:35556035745504
Release 2003
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ISBN-10 9755390448
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 252
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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036938512
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