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What is authors style of writting in the first chapter ?
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In the story "The Handmaid's Tale" the author uses flashback devices to take the reader to the barrack like location of the girls. They are contained in a prison like environment where they can not escape and the gymnasium is surrounded by barb wire. They are devoid of hope and entrapped in a cold uncaring environment. By employing the use of flashbacks the writer prepares the reader to enter the present where life is a struggle. The main character is a handmaid which means she will become a mother, a reproductive vessel.
Posted by mkcapen1 on December 27, 2009 at 2:42 AM (Answer #1)
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