The Handmaids Tale - pages 60-121
Who is Moira? Why is she an important figure in Offreds past?
Moira is the narrators best and nearest friend. Moira embodies female resistance to Gilead. She is
a lesbian, which means that she rejects male-female sexual i
The Handmaids Tale - Questions for pages 1-60.
What is significant about the fact that the chandelier in Offreds room has been removed,
and that the glass in her bedroom window (which cannot be opened) is shatterproof?
Atwood reveals that the handmaids ar
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Intra-gender relationships (pg., 45-53)
Girls and boys are very segregated in this society; Annie only has one
interaction with a boy apart from her father,
Real intimacy between girls because of the absence of boys (48)
The Handmaids Tale
Womens Bodies as objects
Language as a tool of power
Rape and sexual violence
Religious terms used for political purposes
Similarities between Reactionary and Feminist Ideologies
In the poem the Lotus Eaters Mariners who have gone through traumatic
events in the 10-year Trojan War have stumbled upon an island. On the island there
are these people, who are more like creatures because the only thing revealed to us
about them are tha
In the poem The Lady of Shallot Alfred Tennyson bring meaning and a little
bit of controversy in the last part of the poem, part 4. Tennyson uses imagery to set
the mood and add contrast. The imagery in the first line in part 4 sets an eerie mood
Examine Therouxs comments on foreign aid on p191-193 and consider the Al Jazeera article on Bob
Geldof (on Edmodo). How does this tie into Conrads notion of the gang of virtue? Drawing from both
references, discuss what might be flawed or misguided about
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a novel that illustrates how the African
lands were being colonized by Britain. Achebe shows how gender struggles directly
correlate with social classes. One main struggle stayed consistent throughout
Things Fall Apart notes
William Butler Yeats poem The second coming
"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The Falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."
Anarchy in th
Women in TFA may seem to be an oppressed group with little power;
this characterization is true to some extent. However, once the reader
uncovers the diverse roles of the Ibo women, the initial characterization
of Ibo women reveals itself to be p
The setting illustrates womens lack of power in Gilead.
There is barbed wire fence around Gilead, restricting womens
physical movement. Whereas men can go wherever they want, as long as
theyre not womens places. This contrast in rules for men and women is
The Role of Cultural Imperialism in Annie John
Cultural imperialism, according to Wikipedia, is defined as the cultural aspects of
imperialism. Imperialism, here, is referring to the creation and maintenance of
unequal relationships between civilizations