I feel like the reading is not over and is going on in my head. Looking through perspective of the post- modern era in which Atwood was writing one can reflect even deeper on the sarcastic undertones. Plot B places Mary in the role of the unrequited lover, just hoping that John, the insensitive male, will come to see how much she truly cares for him. The lack of form in this work stems from the lack of structure and depth of romantic fiction. This holds true with literature versus a beach novel although a beach novel and piece of literature may end the same way it is the rest of the book that makes one different from the other.
Social relationships, communication, domesticity, success, and society and culture are often the cause of relationships ending. In scenario D, Fred and Madge have no interpersonal problems at all, but their house is swept away by a tidal wave. In story A, one gets a feel of John and Mary as a married couple. A hodgepodge of cheesy ideas that are malleable and easily interchangeable. They're like stick figures that move methodically through the milestones of an ordinary, happy life, but we know nothing about them. About Anthony Funari Hi, thanks for taking time to stop by my blog, Renaissnace Matters. However there is also people that suffers financially, having argument multiple times causing stress.
Her childhood was divided between the metropolis and the state. The use of story like this to portray the differences in opinion on what makes a story is pure genius on the part of Atwood, what is even more interesting is the fact that it is also considered literature. Margaret Atwood used plot-line in order to develop the theme of her short story, Happy Endings. She wrote most of the poems while on a publicity tour for The Robber Bride. But even the center of the narrative is merely portion of a greater whole. John and Mary are entirely undeveloped as characters. B and C but were they truly seeking to do a point about D? Beginnings are always more fun.
Atwood notices that people tend to non believe rather like this. Margaret Atwood is an internationally-known author that has written award-winning poetry, short-stories and novels. The reality is that no one can really lead such a life that Atwood described in section A, and she knows this. She shakes things up by not organizing the text in sequential order, and events are not connected or presented in a straightforward, chronological order. It would be possible to call them each protagonist, but they are the very definition of flat characters: dull and undeveloped. Looking back over Plots A through F, that is all she gives us. I will not, for no one ever does.
Throughout the different scenarios Atwood continues to use the writing style of repetition to make the point that the root of each story is the same. He is shot by John towards the end. In Scenario B: John is a mean and cheating husband that does not have feelings for his wife and uses her. She leaves a note for John. Sure in some cases people can guess the middle of a story from the ending, if they find someone died in an electric chair they can assume he committed a crime. We are all human beings just trying to figure life out together.
Death and happy endings contradict each other because death is not a happy ending. In Plot C, John takes on the part of the insecure, middle-aged man seeking assurance from a much younger woman, Mary. The author explains how the man is not respectful of what the woman does for him, and the woman thinking there is another side to the man, that is much more loving and respectful. For Atwood, the plot becomes the vehicle for the author to shows us a new truth. The last twenty poems in the book are new and previously unpublished poems written in 1985 and 1986.
Mary — She is the main character of the short story. This idea is based on the fact that eventually everyone dies, ignoring the fact that a story will not be carrying through to this ultimate conclusion to have importance. Here the couple does not face any conflict, crisis, or tension. In section A, she actually uses the same set of adjectives twice within only a few sentences of each other. You may want to think of metafiction this way: it is a writer writing about writing.
The measure from narrative to literature is a grey line and is based on personal gustatory sensation. The most important thing that is repeated at the end of every story is that they all die, no matter what happened in their life, they all eventually die. Atwood also says that what happens is not all-important but how it happens and why it happens. In A, he is in love with Mary and is happily married to her. Short stories are written by authors who have their own opinions about life and happy endings. The little information given about characters is not done so to enliven plot lines but merely have the reader infer what she actually means. She seems to say that the endings are all cliché that the middle is the part that is unique.