'The Idea Of Reincarnation In Margaret Atwood's Short Story'

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In the short story ¨My Life as a Bat¨ the author, Margaret Atwood, discusses the idea of reincarnation by presenting a story of her previous life as a bat. She describes some events that happened specifically to bats. The author contrasts humans and bats by giving certain details such as an experiment that was done on bats before the atomic bomb was made in World War II. For instance,” Whoever said that light was life and darkness nothing? For some of us, the mythologies are different.¨(52 and 53) This quote from the short story reveals that the narrator feels that the bats have a life much more different than that of humans. This is shown when the narrator says that for some of them, the idea that darkness was nothing, presenting the thought

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