Oxford Literature Companions: The Handmaid's Tale

Oxford Literature Companions: The Handmaid's Tale

By Annie Fox, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a
comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Margaret Atwood
    • Politics
    • Feminism
    • New England geography and colonial America
    • Culture
    • History/Herstory
  • Genre
    • Dystopian
    • Science fiction
    • Feminist literature
    • Postmodern
    • Satire
    • Romance novels
    • First-person narrative
  • Characterization and Roles
    • Main characters
    • Minor characters
  • Language
    • Similes
    • Metaphors
    • Nature imagery
    • Bodies and the senses
    • Colour coding
    • Puns and wordplay
    • Allusions
    • Names
    • Syntax
  • Themes
    • Gender
    • Power and politics
    • Surveillance
    • Place and enclosures
    • Marriage and motherhood
    • Love and desire
    • Doubling
  • Critical Views
    • Marxist and political criticism
    • Feminist criticism
    • Psychological literary theory
    • Reader response criticism
    • Structuralist criticism
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
    • Understanding the question
    • Planning your answer
    • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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