Feb 22th Discussion

Reading The Handmaid’s Tale (Chapters 1-23) Questions Please discuss the significance of following symbols Atwood uses throughout the novel Flowers (flowers on Serena’s bed canopy, flowers described as “the genital organs of plants”, etc.) Ships (big-bellied sails compared to pregnant physiques, “propelled forward by swollen belly”, household described like an empty ship’s cargo hold, etc.) […]

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Feb 20th Discussion

Readings The Handmaid’s Tale Girl Interrupted Questions: The Handmaid’s Tale Consider how The Handmaid’s Tale discusses race. For reference it was written in 1985 and this was the racial breakdown of America in 1980: Race/Ethnic Group 1980 Percent Total Population 226,545,805 White 188,371,622 83.15% Black 26,495,025 11.70% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 1,420,400 0.63% Asian […]

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