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An Eco-feminist Interpretation of the Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake and the Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Author ShengLiLi
Tutor WengDeXiu
School Liaoning Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Margaret Atwood Ecofeminism Natural Female Harmony
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Margaret Atwood (Margaret Atwood, 1939 -) is known as \She has published poetry, literary criticism, short stories, children's literature and novels and other works up to more than 40. Her literary work has repeatedly won the Governor General of Canada Award and the Commonwealth Prize for Literature, and other literary awards, attracted the attention of the world literary critics, but also by a wide range of love and praise of readers. She was born in Ottawa, Canada, has education at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, from May 1981 to May 1982, she served as President of the Writers' Association, Canada, from 1984 to 1985 as the International PEN (PEN) Canada (English-speaking countries) president of the Center as a female writer, Atwood has a strong feminist consciousness, she has been concerned about the fate of women in the male-dominated world and the survival of the state; She also vote on the natural look of concern, she has been concern for the natural world has been destroyed under the guidance of the human. Especially her work, more emphasis on the unique kinship between femininity and nature, emphasizing the female spirit of \A strong sense of social responsibility as a writer for the discrimination of natural, social situation of the destruction of nature, the pursuit of economic interests, from a female point of view, she expressed worry, hate and condemnation, also expressed good wishes for harmony between man and nature. The Ecofeminism main Atwood novel \The paper consists of four parts: The first part is an introduction, a brief introduction Atwood's life and her ecological consciousness, these three novels outline of the story, as well as domestic and foreign Atwood and his works Research; overview of the theory and a brief introduction to the origin and development of eco-feminism, deep ecology and environmental justice; The third part is the main analysis: First, a brief description of the state of the environment in the world today, and then the use of eco-feminist theory analysis the three works, women in the level and nature of oppression and deprivation status, showing women with natural resistance, the final expression of the ultimate goal of women and nature, and that is reached between man and nature, male and female, harmony between the human heart. The fourth part is the conclusion of the above analysis.

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