Canadians, as Atwood points out, also find themselves uncomfortably and seemingly inseparably attached to the United States. Atwood similarly writes in "Solstice Poem" that our geography splits like an iceberg, factions shouting Good riddance from the floes as they all melt south Atwood However, the circle is not a happy image for Atwood, who remembers a Sunday School depiction of children from around the world dancing in a circle as insidious missionary propaganda Sullivan In the title poem of The Circle Game the image of children dancing in a circle represents a sinister suppression of individual identity and a disregard for what might be going on outside the circle.
She is concerned with the creation and function of art as well as its importance in both the political and social worlds. Atwood believes that, ultimately, art must function as an agent of truth and that the artist should provide both knowledge and confrontation.
Often, Atwood teaches through negative example in her work. Many of her protagonists do not appear heroic at the start of her novels. Also, her narrators are usually not reliable, and they may even be mentally unstable.
They are often fragmented and isolated from others and from their settings; they have mixed feelings about their pasts and about their connections to their homeland, Canada.
Thematically, Atwood explores the contradictions behind Canada as a nation and the identity of those who consider themselves Canadians.
She has argued that Canadians have always felt victimized. Through her work, Atwood hopes to encourage Canadian writers and readers to create a more positive and independent view of themselves.
This fresh self-image is rooted in identification with indigenous cultures such as Native American and French-Canadian rather than with British and American cultures. Her negative feelings toward Canada mingle with nostalgia. Her Canadian heritage is the source of plentiful images and archetypes that are fundamental to her novels.
Just as Atwood is constantly exploring her identity through her writing, each of her protagonists is fighting to find a new voice. Although she does not consider herself a feminist writer, her concern with feminist issues began with her early interest in the nineteenth century British novel.
Many such novels were written by women, such as Jane Austen and George Eliot.
Similarly, Atwood has chosen to write criticism on numerous contemporary female American and Canadian feminist authors; this is an indication of her interest in the content area. Atwood has stated that these characters suffer because they mimic the experiences of women in reality.
Just as Atwood does not identify herself as a feminist writer, neither does she consider herself a science-fiction writer. A majority of her fiction is set in the present day, with details that allude to North America.
For this reason, she has been associated with realism: The work won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in for the best science-fiction novel published in the United Kingdom.In the essay, "True North," Margaret Atwood articulates explicitly that the real north is a dangerous and overwhelming environment for anyone to approach or interact with.
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Gateway to the North. The poetic work by Margaret Atwood which most directly explores the nature of the Canadian identity in conjunction with the which Canadian children gobbled up in American comics and story books.
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Role of Nature in Self-Exploration in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing Vijeta Gautam* & Dr. Jyotsna Sinha** Margaret Atwood displays a superb, penetrating awareness of that the beauty of Nature is being destroyed by the Americans.
However, Atwood explains that her north, the "True North," is the location of her hometown, a place of wilderness where nature is the main theme. Nature, as Atwood describes, is an inhabitable environment that carries extreme hostility toward human, and human's power is futile in front of the nature.
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