Charmaine Discourse

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According to this these lines, it becomes obvious that Charmaine starts to express her feeling with the words, very uncommon for her upbringing. Evidently, these words, as well as her feelings contradict to her moral standards set in the family. Therefore, Charmaine is embarrassed of and at the same time amused by her own behavior. So in this sense, the family discourse serves as the tool for formation of the protagonist’s morality and personality and is a vivid example of power relations in the private spectrum of individual’s life. At the same time, this discourse turns into a certain moral code, a certain ideology that Charmaine refers to during the whole novel.
4.3. Decentralization of Power: Example of Male / Female Discourses
On the other hand, if taken from perspective of power relations between man and woman, Max and Charmaine’s affair portrays how human mind is suggestible when it comes to power relationships, Margaret Atwood's another point. Charmaine does not want to carry responsibility for any of her actions when it comes to her love relationships. She leaves the crucial choices in her life to other male−counterparts as well as to members of Surveillance such as Joselyne. In fact, she sees falling in love as
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Language in the novel is the key element in maintaining the control over population. In fact, the executives in the novel are very meticulous about the words that they use for promoting their project on the TV commercials. Such phrases as “ultra−important experiment”, “salvation”, “new life”, “a meaningful life” in combination with the images and visual effects show huge impact on the population (Atwood THGL 34−5). Besides that, information is provided by the official members of the Consilience and considered authoritative (Rua 151), ultimately
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