Margaret atwood addresses satire through means of personal experience she delves into her ethos in her essay “the female body” to help support her position satire prevails through all aspects of literature however, it can only be discovered through the delicate lens the author creates.
Period 4 21 oct 2013 the female body in “the female body,” margaret atwood is discussing how both women and men perceive the female body, through their own eyes she starts off by describing how her own body looks and feels, but does this in an indirect way by referring to her body as her topic.
The essay defines the female body as wl it also presents a narrative in the 4th sect, and comparison in the final sect of the essay by presenting her essay as a series of separate fragments and combining several methods of development, atwood uses form effectively to accentuate content. In “the female body,” margaret atwood is discussing how both women and men perceive the female body, through their own eyes she starts off by describing how her own body looks and feels, but does this in an indirect way by referring to her body as her topic. Exists within our culture is margaret atwood5 while not her only works to address the complexities of body image, her novels the edible woman (1969) and lady oracle (1976) are clear examples of atwood demystifying the female form.
Margaret atwood’s essay “the female body” gave me the feeling that she is a feminist she is supporting female rights by degrading them in order to grab the reader’s attention she describes the female body as a commodity, an object put for display, play, and satisfaction. Created date: 6/19/2010 6:31:38 pm. Atwood's in her work says that the female body manifests female powerlessness and yet the body vainly protests she considers the female body as a source of resistance and power the illustration of how the female body and the earth connects, show a woman being vulnerable to much oppression.
Atwood begins her foray into the female body by metaphorically describing a subject close to home – her own body she refers to it, ironically, as her “topic,” implying the impetus for the writing piece as well as beginning the process of objectifying the female body – a centralized theme throughout the vignettes.
This is an extremely short prose piece (only 4 pages), extracted from a 1990 issue of the michigan quarterly review dedicated exclusively to the subject of the female body the editors of said periodical, in their request to atwood, wrote: knowing how well you have written onthis capacious topic solicited a contribution from her.