Margaret Atwood Summary

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1.1. Background to the Study It is not easy to go through Margaret Atwood’s writing without thinking of Canada and of women (Fiamengo, 11). Atwood isalways afraid of losing her country/identity: 'We need to know about here (Canada) because here is where we (Canadians) live ' (Survival, 19). Margaret Atwood (1939) is a Canadian novelist, poet, critic and dramatist. She creates literature to embody how Canada and women are humiliated and defeated (Grace, 1980). Canada is a country made up of different ethnicities of the Natives, the English, and the French. It has suffered a lot because of the atrocities of divergent colonization. The influences of this ownership has not only on military and materialistic fields, but also deepened its roots into cultural identity, economy, and sociology. Canadian culture is dominated by American influence. Eva Mackey in The House of Difference: Culture Politics and National Identity in Canada (1999) discusses American cultural imperialism since 'Similar images of marginality are used by Canadians outside of Quebec (the majority) to define Canada in relation to the United States ' (129). They center on revolting against risks of societal and colonial subjugation. In Atwood’s writing, feminism and postcolonialism are interrelated and both struggle against injustice and oppression. Her women, as well as countries, are displaced and exterritorial and women 's weak bodies and fertile lands are being conquered and raped. The female body is
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