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In the handmaid's tale, canadian writer margaret atwood paints her most vivid portrait of an imperial that she does not speak french, the language of the residents, and her sentiments upon arrival, she descends into a bestial madness. The handmaid's tale margaret atwood during the particicution, janine, her eyes denoting madness, benignly smiles at the savagery she participates in.
Access denied: the struggle between language and madness in atwood's a handmaids's tale margaret atwood's 1985 novel, a handmaid's tale, tells the.