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The Blind Assassin

There are several topics you could use. The Blind Assassin is a book that is full of twists and turns. There are so many things going within the book. Iris Chase Griffen tells the story of her long...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2014 4:55 pm UTC

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The resolution of the story comes when Iris attempts to reconcile with her granddaughter by writing to her. By writing the story, she is trying to bring closure to her family's past and redeem her...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2018 11:33 am UTC

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Atwood's novel is predicated upon the idea of understanding that people and things are not what they initially appear to be. The process of revelation about both political and emotional reality...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014 12:32 am UTC

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The Blind Assassin is a tragic novel that underscores the oppression that working-class people and, in particular, working-class women face in a capitalist, misogynist society. Laura and Iris are...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019 7:02 pm UTC

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A protagonist in a story can be defined as the main character who battles the conflict in the story. Often, the battle is between the protagonist and the antagonist.In Margaret Atwood's novel The...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2015 3:26 am UTC

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Iris' dishonesty and secretive behavior in The Blind Assassin express the tension between her powerlessness and her attempts to regain power throughout the novel. Her identity and her life are...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 6:27 pm UTC

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Iris is regretful of the past, in a way, but she also longs for it. In writing her novel within a novel, on which the title of the book is based, she is actually telling of her own affair with...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2010 5:27 am UTC

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Iris Chase Griffen is the protagonist and narrator of The Blind Assassin. Her narrative takes the form of a confession, and she tells it from the perspective of old age. Knowing that she is...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2020 3:12 pm UTC

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As children, Iris and Laura experience the loss of their family fortune. The Great Depression negatively affects their father's button business and Iris is pressured by her father to marry Richard...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2015 7:20 pm UTC

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The policeman who first brings Iris news of Laura's death suggests that the car accident was just that—an accident, perhaps caused by the road's design or a mechanical issue with the car. It...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2019 7:31 pm UTC

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Point of view refers to the perspective from which a work is narrated. The first-person narrator of Atwood's novel is Iris Chase Griffen, who tells the story of her and her sister Laura's life and...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020 9:01 am UTC

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In "The Blind Assassin", Laura's death at the very beginning was, as we learn later, an escape from a restrictive and overbearing life. She was unhappy, controlled by Richard, and...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2008 7:42 am UTC

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Throughout the novel, Margaret Atwood presents a contrast between the two Chase sisters. Iris is the older sister, and Laura is three years younger. They are the only children of Captain Norval...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 1:00 am UTC

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