GCSE: Margaret Atwood

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    Discuss the impact of a poem of your choice in which the poet communicates their concerns about a deeper issue in life::'Holiday' by Margaret Atwood

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    A very well written essay which uses varied syntax and complex vocabulary.
    Some perceptive comments are made and quotes are selected carefully and analysed accurately using the correct linguistic and…

    • Essay length: 911 words
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 10/05/2013
  2. HM Essay

    • Essay length: 1040 words
    • Submitted: 04/06/2010
  3. The Handmaid tale essay

    • Essay length: 1927 words
    • Submitted: 06/01/2010
  4. Handmaid's Tale Epigraphs

    • Essay length: 979 words
    • Submitted: 13/03/2009

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  • Discuss The Handmaids Tale as a significant dystopian novel. What affect can it have on the reader?

    "My original argument stated that The Handmaid's Tale is a good example of a dystopian novel. I have come to the conclusion that my hypothesis is correct, as The Handmaid's Tale includes all the features of a good dystopian novel. Margaret Atwood does this by telling us the story through the eyes of Offred who is experiencing the life of Gilead. She gives good descriptions of Offred's emotional status and very cleverly interprets an opposite to what Gilead wants, Moira. Offred gives vivid descriptions of what she goes through, this makes the reader feel sympathy for her. Atwood also describes things that are both familiar and unfamiliar to us. This is good as it makes the reader think a little and use some imagination to the unfamiliar aspects of the story, though some of these aspects of the story are quite shocking. It is also good that Atwood makes Offred's character progress throughout, from a weak woman who wants to avoid confrontation and just live by the rules, to a woman who is prepared to take risks for her benefit."

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