International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development

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Socio - Cultural Concern in Margaret Atwood's Novels

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Mrs. S. Selva Priya | T. Poornima

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Margaret Atwood is a multi faceted genius in Canadian literature. In her novel surfacing nameless protagonist of the story returns the undeveloped island, Northern Quebec, where she grew up, to search for his missing father. The protagonist realizes the gap between her natural self and her artificial construct only when she gets in direct contact with nature. Her association with nature raises her consciousness in regards to subordination of women. Since the novel introduces issue pertaining to feminism and environmentalism, it constitutes a representative literary example of ecological feminism. The Blind Assassin encompasses a science fiction story within the main narrative. Iris Chase, the eldest daughter of a wealthy man who owns a button factory is the narrator of the story. The readers follow the span of Iriss life as well as things going on around her community through her. With the help of her sister, her husband, her sister in law, and her dead parents, Iris discovers her family secrets her familys covered up stories and finds out that not everything is the way it seems. The Blind Assassin is a tale of loss of wealth, heartbreaks, deaths, and sufferings. The language, events and characters in this novel reflect a world that oppresses and dominates both women and nature. The study analyzes the novels in socio cultural. by Mrs. S. Selva Priya | T. Poornima "Socio Cultural Concern in Margaret Atwoods Novels" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-2 , February 2019, URL: Paper URL:

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nature, women, surfacing, patriarchy

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