Gender Oppression In Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride

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From the very beginning of time, society has never properly treated both genders as equals. It has been noted and observed that men have always been inherently gifted in being both powerful and dominant. As opposed to the women who are in possession of no such traits except to always be submissive and dutiful. In relations to gender inequality, oppression is a mechanism used by the men to assert total supremacy and jurisdiction over their inferiors in hopes of stunting these woman of reaching their fullest potential and it is only the most powerful women who exudes confidence and euphoria in hopes of establishing fairness. Margaret Atwood was one such author to terminate these outdated imposed treatments. She strived to conceptualize the importance of female characters and the much needed crucial ending of the stigma associated with female characterization who could in turn obliterate the trivialization of women and have them finally be viewed as an equivalent to their male counterparts. One of her most critically acclaimed famous novel, The Robber Bride, acutely focuses on portraying women equitably through the shifting perspective of Tony, Roz and Charis when their “supposed” dead ex best Zenia friend returns into their life and once again starts to turn the tables on what was once a simple and comfortable life. This all being too familiar, they are reliving and seeing flashbacks of what was once their awful times in life with her. The disheartening acknowledgment of The

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