Bellamy and Atwood Comparison Essay by supercalifragilistic

Bellamy and Atwood
This paper analyzes "Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy and "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.
# 96475 | 2,561 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 10, 2007 in English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Literature (General)

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The paper relates that these novels were written more than a century apart, yet both authors take a similar approach by speculating about the society of the future in order to comment upon the failures of his/her contemporary society. The paper discusses the content of both novels. The paper notes that the vision by Bellamy is more hopeful about what the future might bring, while the pessimism of the Atwood novel derives in part from the fact that it is set in the future and so shows a belief that the problems of the present may only get worse.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. New York: Ballantine, 1985.
  • Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. New York: Amsco School Publicatons, 1990.

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