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Theme of Expectation in "The Handmaid's Tale"
An analysis of the theme of expectation in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.
# 135188 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Canadian)


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The paper discusses how the theme of expectation may be seen as central in Margaret Atwood's novel, "The Handmaid's Tale". The paper explains that the word "expectation" has several meanings, including a confident belief that something will happen, and the related but different meaning of a standard or conduct expected of someone. The paper shows how both of these senses of the word may be traced as thematic elements throughout the novel.

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"The theme of expectation may be seen as central in Margaret Atwood's novel, "The Handmaid's Tale". The word "expectation" has several meanings, including a confident belief that something will happen; and the related but different meaning of a standard or conduct expected of someone. Both of these senses of the word may be traced as thematic elements throughout the novel. For a start, the sense of expectation is carried by the narrator, the unnamed woman referred to as "Offred," throughout the novel. Offred's narrative is in the present tense, situating the reader in one sense..."

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