by Kayla Hill
Who is Margaret Atwood?
The Developing of a Young Writer
At the age of sixteen Atwood decided she wanted to become a writer. In effort to obtain knowledge and experience in the area of writing Margaret attended University of Toronto where she obtained her Bachelors Degree, Victoria College, Radcliffe College, and she attended Harvard University.
The Handmaid's Tale: Theme Analysis
"It pleased me that she was willing to lie for me, even in such a small thing, even for her own advantage. It was like a link between us" (Atwood 152). In this Offred is talking about how she was surprised a friend would go out the way to keep her safe and compared their bond to a link. This is an example of another simile. It is uncommon to find a trustworthy friend for women in the book because they don't have many rights.
What I know Now...
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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