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Feminist Perspective in the Novel of Atwood's The Penelopiad


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Margaret Atwood has taken on many of the political and social issues of her time. Feminist perspective is to understand women's oppression in terms of race, gender, class and sexual preference and how to change it. Penelope also feels that she has been as brave and resourceful as Odysses himself. Silence can frequently be kept at a cost as Penelope confesses to the terrible effort she makes to say nothing. She has learned this strategy of patient from her mother.

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Feminism, Totalitarianism, Fundamentalism, Methodology, Metafiction, Semiotics, Postmodernism, Indeterminacy, Story-Telling, Romance, Justice, Identity, Equality.
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Auradkar Sarika Pradiprao
Dept. of English, Shankarrao Chavan College, Ardhapur Distt. Nanded, Maharastra State, India

Abstract


Margaret Atwood has taken on many of the political and social issues of her time. Feminist perspective is to understand women's oppression in terms of race, gender, class and sexual preference and how to change it. Penelope also feels that she has been as brave and resourceful as Odysses himself. Silence can frequently be kept at a cost as Penelope confesses to the terrible effort she makes to say nothing. She has learned this strategy of patient from her mother.

Keywords


Feminism, Totalitarianism, Fundamentalism, Methodology, Metafiction, Semiotics, Postmodernism, Indeterminacy, Story-Telling, Romance, Justice, Identity, Equality.

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