Picaresque

Handmaids Tale
Handmaids Tale
Handmaid's Tale In the course Y2k and The End of The World, we've studied apocalyptic themes, eschatology, and for some, teleology. Apocalypse, which is to unveil or reveal, eschatology, which is a concept of the end, and teleology, the end or purpose to which we are drawn, are all themes used in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The book is apocalyptic in that it revolves around dystopian ideals. Atwood creates a world in which worst-case scenarios take control and optimistic viewpoints an
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On publication, New York Times reviewer Fred T. March compared it to the genial gusto of the picaresque Tortilla Flat. He commented that You would never know that In Dubious Battle was by the same John Steinbeck if the publishers did not tell you so. He called it courageous and desperately honest, the best labor and strike novel to come out of our contemporary economic and social unrest, and such a novel as Sinclair Lewis at his best might have done had he gone on with his projected l