Hairball Margaret Atwood Summary

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In Margaret Atwood’s “Hairball”, Kat fools herself into believing she wants what she doesn’t and wants to be someone she’s not because she dislikes who she really is and is unsatisfied with her life. Firstly, she feels that she must always have control over her life and decisions, but comes to realise that she doesn’t. When Gerald fires her, she wants to scream at him, “I gave you life!” (41). At first she thought she had complete control over Gerald and had made the decision to stay with him herself. Kat was also unhappy at her job in Toronto, but stayed to be with Gerald, and he decided to leave her. This line shows her anger and resentment to how she ultimately couldn’t control the outcomes of her life when she thought she could. Secondly,
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