Margaret Atwoods Significance in writing the Handmaids Tale

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In 1969 Margaret Atwood first addressed the world with her pro-feminist ideas. As a direct result from encouragement and influence from literary mentors like Atwood, feminism became the rage. As the interest in women's rights heightened, so did the tolerance and need for more strongly biased and feminist sided articles of literature. In 1985, Margaret Atwood completed The Handmaid's Tale, and fueled the fight for equal rights, no glass ceilings, and occupational opportunities for women all over …

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…as normal? Could this actually happen? Bibliography Works Cited Brians, Paul. "Study Guide to Margaret Atwood." Online. Internet. 11 April 1999. Available: Http:// Brown, Susan. Contemporary Novelists. 6 Ed. New York, New York: St. James Press,1996. Draper, James. Contemporary Literary Criticism: Vol. 84. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1995. Hall, Sharon. Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 44. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1987. Moss, Joyce and George Wilson. Literature and Its Times. Vol. 5. Detroit Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1997.