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    In a patriarchal and misogynistic society, women are manipulated, humiliated and judged, which results in their role as secondary, subservient citizens. In Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, women are represented on complete opposite ends of the spectrum, either as pure, kind ladies or deceitful, ill-intentioned criminals and whores. In order to survive, women must be able to overcome personal and societal obstacles based on gender. Through sexual abuse, the power and advantages of white male privilege

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    In Alias Grace, Grace Marks is a servant in the mid-1800s who performs chores and other household tasks for her employers. Throughout the book, Grace describes in detail the type of work she performs, and how she and her fellow coworkers are treated. A theme that more or less dominates the background of the novel is the apparent sexism of the mid-1800s. The women are considered too “weak” for the “tougher” jobs that were selected for men. However, it was not just a workplace issue; there is clear

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    Identity defines the many aspects that make us who we are. It can be determined individually or by society, but in order to achieve true happiness identity must be established by one’s self. The novel Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood reveals this truth by displaying the unhappiness that results from society determining an individual’s identity. This is seen in multiple forms such as the demands placed on woman to behave in a “ladylike” way. These stereotypes contribute to the struggle placed on many

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    Alias Grace is a historical fiction novel written by Margaret Atwood. This novel contains a wide mixture of traits that make it a must read. Atwood has a distinct way of integrating content that is based off a real historical event with a fictional situation that takes place while the main character is in prison for the murder of two people.. First off I want to talk about the historical context behind this novel. Grace Marks along with were convicted of the double homicide of Miss Marks’ employer

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    David Wiley’s Natural Born Quilter analyzes Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to further explore the basis and deeper meaning of the novel. He uses Atwood herself to unleash the history behind the novel which laid the foundation of Alias Grace. Atwood also discusses what the novel means to her and how readers should interpret it. With Wiley analyzing Atwood’s dialogue, the reader’s comprehension of Alias Grace is amplified. Much of Natural Born Quilter focuses on the analyzation of how the novel was

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    The book Alias Grace worked through the investigation into the trial of Grace Marks. Allegedly, Grace Marks, a humble house servant, worked with a fellow coworker to kill two of her employers. However, the mystery comes into play because Grace never admitted to the crimes. Instead, she pleaded innocenece and was convicated to a life in a penitentiary, but after over a decade in prison, a psychologist comes to try and solve the m,ysetery: did Grace Kill them, did she not kill them, was she acting

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    the main themes of the postmodern movement includes the idea that history is only what one makes of it. In other words, to the postmodern philosopher history is only a story humans frame and create about their past (Bruzina). Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace is an excellent exploration of this postmodern idea. Through use of postmodern writing styles and techniques, Atwood explores how the framing of a story influences its meaning. By mixing different writing mediums such as prose, poetry, period style

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    Canada, the novel " Alias Grace" tells the story of a young Irish-born servant girl who plans to kill her employer and his mistress. It is a very horrifying tragedy. An analysis of Grace Mark's behavior reveals many things. Her actions in the novel show that she is guilty of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. She plans with a man named James McDermott, hired help, to kill the love of her life and the mistress he is seeing. Alias Grace begins after a Grace has served eight years

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    Though set in entirely dissimilar countries at different points in history, Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ and Hannah Kent’s ‘Burial Rites’ possess significant comparisons. Both for instance, are fictionalized historical novels following the tribulations of a female protagonist convicted of murder and both have been widely acclaimed for their incredible literary style which merges classic poetry, epigraphs, folklore and historical articles with fiction. The most striking parallel between each novel

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    Innocent or Guilty?      Grace Marks, the main character in Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, is undoubtedly guilty. The evidence against her is way too much to consider innocence. Feeling sympathy towards Grace seems easy, especially since she tries to make it out to seem that she is the victim, but when looking at the facts only, it is obvious that the evidence all points against her. She has motives, Grace has left evidence, and her stories are not consistent with each

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