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In your opinion does Atwood use the first two chapters to provide the reader with a successful and effective beginning?

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GCSE Margaret Atwood

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In your opinion does Atwood use the first two chapters to provide the reader with a successful and effective beginning?

In this essay I am going to write about whether I feel that the first two chapters of "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, was successful and effective. To me a successful beginning to a book must make the reader want to continue reading on. In order to do this the first couple of chapters must contain most of the following, the plot, the setting, introduce the main characters and main idea, set the tone, and engages the reader.

In the first chapter of "The Handmaid's Tale" we learn about the narrator, the setting and the time when the story takes place. It is set in an old gymnasium where many handmaids including the narrator of the book live. The purpose of these handmaids is to be surrogate mothers for baron couples. The narrator and all the other handmaids clearly crave for a sense of freedom, touch and communication with others. We know this because it is mentioned many times that the handmaids are regulated in their daily activities and cannot talk at night, so they learn how

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