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  • Cat's Eye

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    Whatever we did in our childhood, frame us who we are today. The struggles, the pain, the happy moments, and all different emotions shaped who we until this point of our lives. In the novel, Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, Elaine's character and recognition of herself as self-motivated and her horrible and good experiences and relations with others have grown Elaine as who she is in the novel. As for me, my previous girlhood reflected on me for whom I am at this very moment. Significant experiences

  • Essay On Bully In Cat's Eye

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    while catalyzing the process to the objective attainment. Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye narrates the story of a girl growing up in Toronto. Elaine becomes the victim of bullying from her “friends”, Carol, Grace and Cordelia. When Cordelia joins the foursome’s group, Elaine is disadvantaged by the rules to follow in order to fit in the female figure. It is very difficult to ascertain why children bully each other however in Cat’s Eye, Elaine perceives her friends to be positive figures but in reality she

  • Cat's Eye Conformity Essay

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    affected the lives of people of all colors, ages, and walks of life; specifically, conformity. As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, conformity is “behavior that is the same as the behavior of most other people in a society, group, etc.” In Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood, the protagonist, Elaine Risley spent her childhood in fear of the disdain that comes with not complying with the social-norm, performing every request asked of her by her so-called comrades, and remains scarred by this experience

  • The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale Essay

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    The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale         The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, was intentional.  The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her.  Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical feminist, represented in this novel by her mother and her

  • Margaret Atwood's 'Cat's Eye': An Analysis

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    The experiences we have in childhood do much to shape our adult identity. In her novel Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood chronicles the life of artist Elaine Risley, and through a series of flashbacks shows the reader how she became her adult self. The retrospective showing of Elaine's artwork provides a framework for the retrospective of her journey from child to adult. Because Atwood was creating a fictional character, she was free to incorporate some very dramatic events that impacted Elaine's thoughts

  • The Effects of the Writing in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye

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    The Effects of the Writing in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye Margaret Atwood, "Cat's Eye," Discuss the methods and effects of the writing, with particular attention to the way the narrator presents herself to the reader, in the extract and in the novel as a whole Throughout the novel, "Cat's Eye," the narrator discusses the details of her life in an extremely detached and abstract style. She invites us to travel with her, back into her past, where both the reader and

  • MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior: Margaret Atwood's 'Cat's Eye' and Groupthink

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    Organizational behavior: Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye and groupthink Groupthink is described as the phenomenon of all members of the group feeling a need to internally or externally conform to the same common ideal, even if that ideal may be wrong or misguided (Chadwick 2012). This type of collective thinking is seen in Margaret Atwood's classic tale of female coming-of-age entitled Cat's Eye. Cat's Eye tells the story of Elaine, a young woman who is bullied by her best friends when she is growing

  • Understanding Religion Through Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Essay

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    Understanding Religion Through Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle The following is issued as a warning from the author Kurt Vonnegut to the reader: "Any one unable to understand how a useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either"(14). The latter quote is typical of Vonnegut in his usage of creating a personal narrative. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Indianapolis, like many of his characters, in 1922. His life from that

  • Cat’s Cradle: Bans Without Reason

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    In Kurt Vonnegut’s eyes, America is being taught that some books and ideas are tantamount to diseases. As a consequence, the humorous, satirical novel Cat’s Cradle has been unjustly challenged in a few areas of the United States. The novel looks at the structures that curb our society, especially in religion and science, and contains an educational value that is paramount in correlation to its suggestive themes. Therefore, despite Cat’s Cradle’s minor suggestive content, including religious satire

  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Cat's Cradle Essay

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    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Cat's Cradle In the early sixties, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. released his candidly fantastical novel, Cat's Cradle. Within the text an entire religious sect, called Bokononism is born; a religion built on lies, absurdity, and irony. The narrator of Cat's Cradle is Jonah, a freelance writer who characterizes Bokononism as being, "free form as an amoeba" (Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle, 3). It is boundless and unpredictable as the unconscious itself. Bokonon lives on the impoverished island