Canongate Myth Series

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  • Feminist Perspectives In Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

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    her career (Biography, Margaret Atwood). One of her most known writing piece is The Penelopiad. The Penelopiad novella was published in 2005, it is a book on the Canongate myth series. The Canongate myth series is a series of short novels in which ancient myths are reimagined and rewritten by contemporary authors (“The Canongate Myth Series”). The Penelopiad is based on Homer’s “The Odyssey” Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, tells her story when Odysseus was away at war. She explains how her life was

  • The Penelopiad Analysis

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    To be able to answer the question ‘How does Margaret Atwood re-arrange Homer and why?’, one must first look at how Atwood perceived the characters and writings that Homer created in his novel ‘The Odyssey’ . In an interview, Atwood explained her beliefs on the gender roles surround The Odyssey thus incorporating this as well as other materials into ‘The Penelopiad’ by stating: “There is an argument that has been made quite thoroughly that The Iliad and The Odyssey were written by two different people

  • A Feminist Novel ' The Penelopiad ' By Margaret Atwood Essay

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    ‘The Penelopiad’ is a novella by Margaret Atwood, published in 2005 in the Canongate Myth Series where contemporary authors rewrite ancient myths. Atwood often portrays female characters dominated and oppressed by patriarchy in her novels. Atwood believes that the feminist label can only be applied to writers who consciously work within the framework of the feminist movement. The novella 's central themes include the effects of story-telling perspectives, double standards between the sexes and the

  • Themes Of Penelope 's Heroism

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    Themes of Penelope’s Heroism in The Penelopaid The Penelopaid is a novella which was written by author Margaret Atwood and published in 2005. It is a contemporary perspective narrated by Penelope, the wife of Odysseus and is an extension of Homer 's The Odyssey. In The Odyssey, the descriptions of the women and their lives is written from a masculine perspective, and does not relay the true depth of the female characters ' role, especially not Penelope. The Penelopaid however, tells the story from