February Margaret Atwood Analysis

February, with its short days and long nights, can be a difficult month. But Margaret Atwood’s poem “A February” captures the beauty of this season. Atwood writes about the February landscape, “with its bare trees and frozen lakes.” She describes the “harsh light” that shines on the snow, making it look like “a world made … Read more

Essay on Hypocrisy In The Handmaids Tale

In “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a novel written by Margaret Atwood, the Gilead society is largely built upon hypocrisy because it doesn’t truly follow the religious beliefs. Even though the whole society is shaped by religion, the people with authorities stealthily break rules and punish rapists due to religious beliefs when every single handmaid is trained … Read more

Symbolism In The Handmaid’s Tale Essay

“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world. ” This is a quote from Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil that speaks of the deeper meaning of things on the surface that often goes unnoticed. It explains the idea that very simple things act as symbols of broader and … Read more

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and Margaret Laurence’s The Fire Dweller’s

In the two books Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and Margaret Laurence’s The Fire Dweller’s, the protagonists are very different in character. However, both of these women lost their identity due to an outside influence. In each of the books we see the nature of the lost identity, the circumstances which led to this lost … Read more