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The Handmaidís Tale

by

Margaret Atwood

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The guide offers, in a convenient, user-friendly format, notes and task-sheets developed over more than 20 years of teaching the novel to senior students.

 

 

Contents

 

Teaching Guide

 

Study Guide

 

Introduction

3

Studying the Novel

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

Introducing Margaret Atwood

3

Underlying Premises

5

Utopian and Dystopian Literature

5

Plot Overview Answer Guide

6

Plot Overview

6

Close Reading Answer Guide

8

Close Reading Task-sheets

7

Plot Summary and Structure

24

Style and Structure Checklist

15

Timelines

27

Plot summary and Analysis

17

Plot Analysis Answer Guide

29

Narrative Structure and Style

18

'Historical Notes' Analysis

33

Setting

19

Setting Task-sheet Answer Guide

34

Characterisation

20

Setting Notes

40

Allusions Task-sheet

22

Character Parallels and Contrasts

42

Style and Language Techniques

23

Character Notes

43

Themes

25

Allusions Task-sheet Answer Guide

50

Discussion Questions

26

Other Allusions

52

Planning and Writing Essays

27

Style and Language Techniques Answers

56

Essay Topics

31

Symbols and Motifs

62

Write-on Worksheets

 

Imagery Worksheets Answer Guide

65

Study Record

33

Analysis of Style Answer Guide

69

Imagery

34

Themes

71

Analysis of Style

38

Planning Essay Answers

74

Plot Summary and Structure

39

Quiz

80

 

The Movie; Bibliography

82

 

Unit outline

83

 

 

 

 

CD Extras:resource material; student essays††††

 

 

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