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rj10 - Laura Simon Mr Burns Eng110-031 Reading Journal 10...

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Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng110-031 4/12/07 “Reading Journal 10” In Margaret Atwood’s essay/poem entitled, “The Female Body,” Atwood talks about the objectification of the female body and roles that society assigns to women. However, her writing style is very strange and most of what she wrote about did not really make much sense. She used many metaphors and similes to describe the female body that were very bizarre. Her writing style was very interesting because it was written in such a way that each paragraph had a number and each line was numbered as well, almost like a poem type style. In her essay, she conveyed the hardships of being a female and how the ego of a female is affected by the societal view of them. In the first paragraph of her essay/poem Atwood talked about her “topic.” Her ‘topic” could be her ego, her mental or physical state, or her body; this is the first thing that is very unclear. She wrote about how when she gets up in the morning her “topic” feels horrible and how she many different “topics” that occur throughout the day. Her topic is searching for whatever it can find. By this statement, Atwood is probably saying that females search for acceptance and their true selves. Her second paragraph/stanza talks about the accessories that females wear that she claims that every female boy comes with. This is very confusing as to if
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