The Handmaid's Tale - Atwood - The Pickup - Nadine Gordimer
Imagine living in a society setting where signs painted in red reads, this is a warning against women who fail to wear makeup and head scarves. Any woman who violates this is liable for punishment. God is the witness, and this is a warning. In addition, the same society includes the killing and torture of women who fail to obey the sign (Wagner-Lawlor, 2003). A society whereby the political organization, women sexual identity and religious beliefs interlink in unison. All the links aim at controlling and justifying the freedom of women in the society, murder, torture and sexually victimize women who violate the laws (Spain, 2012).
Imagine the society whereby a religious police accuses a woman because she is a witch and thereof behead to death. The thesis statement is an argument of whether people have educated themselves in relation to the political and social position of women towards an understanding of fiction. Both authors portray external knowledge where the duration they wrote the stories and the time they wrote the work of literature assist in gaining an understanding of fiction (Noor, 2002). It is essential for people to educate themselves on the social or/and political history of the time when the authors writes the stories, the time that the story took place, geography of the story and the author's biography. The disturbingly accurate way of viewing the societal status of women in parts of Middle East reflects on the practices, ideologies, cultural doctrines, legal and political status in the US (Wagner-Lawlor, 2003). Just as the world of Gilead, the recent world where the US has suspended the Christian theocracy, and its Constitution has resulted in the replacement of the democratic government.
[...] The triumphs include making abortion legal, the increase in the influence of women voters in the political world, and access of family planning methods for women (Spain, 2012). People have learnt from such strong achievements www.oboolo.com especially for women who lived in the dark during the time that Atwood and Nadine wrote their novels. Such achievements by women were limited in the Gilead women who hardly had chances to write, read or vote. It is essential that people learn from the picture the two novels paint regarding the consequences of nuclear war, environmental degradation and the declining birth rates. [...]
[...] www.oboolo.com "The Handmaid's Tale" by Atwood and "The Pickup" by Nadine Gordimer. Introduction Imagine living in a society setting where signs painted in red reads, “this is a warning against women who fail to wear makeup and head scarves. Any woman who violates this is liable for punishment. God is the witness, and this is a warning.” In addition, the same society includes the killing and torture of women who fail to obey the sign (Wagner-Lawlor, 2003). A society whereby the political organization, women sexual identity and religious beliefs interlink in unison. [...]
[...] Most of the lesson in the political and social life of Atwood's and Nadine's stories sounds exactly as the two writers made up. www.oboolo.com Work Cited Hogsette, David S. "Margaret Atwood's Rhetorical Epilogue In The Handmaid's Tale: The Reader's Role In Empowering . " Critique 38.4 (1997): 262. Academic Search Premier. Web Mar Hooker, Deborah. "(Fl)Orality, Gender, And The Environmental Ethos Of Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale . " Twentieth Century Literature 52.3 (2006): 275-305. Academic Search Premier. Web Mar Noor, Ronny. "The Pickup (Book)." World Literature Today 76.1 (2002): 115. [...]
[...] Consequently, the Handmaids should comply with the strict regulations and rules and live under regular surveillance. In case the Handmaid defies the regime of Gileadeans, she is entitled to extreme punishments, and worse of all, a death sentence by the religious leaders (Noor, 2002). Atwood's writing styles and aesthetic describes a crucial theme that indicates women as sexual temptresses. Atwood wrote her novel in 1980, which is among the many novels presenting imagined societies and worlds that are not real. [...]
[...] It is real that people still live just in the same scary times as Atwood describes in her story. There are wars and oil spills that exert endless worries in regard to the poor global economy. The economic and political status of a single country affects those of another state. For instance, people have to learn that when a foreign currency falls, the implications spread from the origin country to others in the world (Hogsette, 1997). It is sad that, even in recent times, there are countries where women hardly have the choice of what clothes to wear. [...]
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