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Politics, Violence, and Victimization in Margaret Atwood’s Selected Novels

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Canadian novels have witnessed a movement from description to more different analytical and interpretative directions. Margaret Atwood's oeuvres are belonged to the postmodern literary field of feminist writing. Her fictions show a severe alertness of the relationship between chains and slavery, i.e. between women's requirement for relationships with others and her requirements for freedom and autonomy. In this paper, The Handmaid's Tale, Bodily Harm, Surfacing, and The Edible Woman will be surveyed in a direct relationship between politics, violence and victimization of female protagonists. An examination on Margaret Atwood's novels demonstrates that she is pioneer in the dimension of time by being a revolter against the patriarchal society.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 50)
Pages:
86-90
Citation:
E. Soofastaei and S. A. Mirenayat, "Politics, Violence, and Victimization in Margaret Atwood’s Selected Novels", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 50, pp. 86-90, 2015
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March 2015
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