Margaret Atwood Message Board
Need Help posts on 10/24/2005 1:17:42 PM
I read Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood. Now I was asked by my English teacher to write an essay about it. I am not very good at finding symbolism and different themes in a story. I would really appretiate people's veiws on the story so I can get some kind of writing ideas. Thanks.
Ezekiel Steiner posts on 10/10/2005 2:43:10 PM
What is her best book to start with?
Laurie posts on 9/28/2005 3:58:39 PM
I'm in grade 9 and am reading Oryx and Crake (only about 50 pages in) and was wondering if anyone had any advice when reading this book, what to really pay attention to, etc. Thanks in advance!
Hailey Jade posts on 9/27/2005 4:24:59 PM
I was wondering if someone could give me their opinion on something. I am currently a Secondary School student and am deciding whether or not to choose the novel "Surfacing" by Atwood . We are supposed to write a Literary Essay . I just wanted to know if anyone has read it... does it have a good potential to be the basis of a literary essay?
rajni posts on 8/16/2005 5:53:31 AM
i need some help for the robber bride. my lecturer recommended me to do my dissertation on the text but i haven't got the text yet.our libraries are ....and i have a to submit a proposal. i might get the book by next week so if any one of you has some interesting points they want to share with me about the text...thks. it will help me to come up with a thesis. thanks again.
may posts on 7/10/2005 12:35:37 AM
hi i was wondering if someone could help me to pair a text with Atwood's Robber Bride for an analytical essay i have to do. I was thinking of writing on the influence of power that Zenia has over people or on the impact that suffering has on people's lives. if anyone could help me to find a book with similar themes it would be greatly appreciated
lou posts on 6/23/2005 3:02:17 PM
I'm currently ready cat's eye (not quite finished) and I love it. I can't help but notice the similarities between it and the Edible Woman. Both characters are attempting to understand themselves & thier place in society. Marian is often uncomfortable with the women at her job, as Elaine is uncomfortable with the girls in school, and they both experience difficulty with their femininity. They both are fairly excentric women who experience events that are out of the norm for the average person. They each date an artistic, sloppy, unkempt man and a fairly normal more mature man. The similarities go on...
Another thing I noticed in Cat's Eye was a the theme of religion and it's affect, or lack of affect, on Elaine's life. Anyone else notice religion as a theme?
clotilde posts on 5/1/2005 6:32:51 AM
thank you very much for your message and your ideas.it will help me a lot.
Barbara Burda posts on 4/25/2005 11:15:32 PM
I am a new fan! I was in the audience for two of your speeches for the Writer's Conf. in St. Pete, FL. I bought Handmade's Tale. Wow! it blew me away. What power. NOw I'm reading Robber Bride!. The characters are so unique, you capture the time so well (I'm 58), the imagery and descriptions are enviable. I was an English teacher and am now writing. My teacher/mentor is from Monteal/Ottawa and he and his wife (my yoga teacher) are both fans of yours. She says you were earth mother of the women in Canada. I'm sorry that I did not find you before but will now read all your books and discover and enjoy your craft Thank you. BB
Lauren posts a bold assertion on 4/8/2005 9:17:54 AM
Cat's Eye explores the problems that arise with coming of age as well as discovering oneself. Although there are sections of the novel that seem rather unique to the narrator's situation, the events, in general, are ones that a wide audience can relate to, at least in some way.
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