Teagan sobre Marigny
Due Date: 16 September 2011
English Fictional Studies: ELL1016S
Tutor: Nicola Lazenby
Tut group 13
Assignment two: Poetry
‘Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing' – Margaret Atwood
‘Helen of Troy will Countertop Dancing', by Maggie Atwood, works with the refusal to consent to or abide by with the idea that woman need to live a self-respected lifestyle and have a humble day job, which is forced by society in order for girl to be ‘Ideal'. As well as Atwood's writing within the oppressed female and her finding of power and control in everyday life. From this poem, there is an account of Feminist Level of resistance. Through seeing the framework, contents and form of the poem evidence of this level of resistance will be clarified.
Maggie Atwood is known as a Canadian poet person who was given birth to November 18, 1939. ‘Helen of Troy does Countertop Dancing' is found in one of Atwood's poetry books entitled, ‘Morning in the Burned up House' which was published in 1995. There are two specific themes which might be evident through this book. Is the hunt for torture, particular to the torture of girl. This theme is made crystal clear through the retelling of selected myths including Helen of Troy. Many of her poems have been primarily based and influenced on mythological figures as well as fairy reports. The second theme of the poetry, in the book, is based on mortality and aging, that has been a reaction towards her father's death. Even so the theme of the torture of woman and the use of mythological figures will probably be what we will probably be dealing with in ‘Helen of Troy will Countertop Dancing'. Atwood works on the narrative approach in this poem. This provides an impressive personal connection with the reader especially woman feminists. Helen of Troy was known as the best woman on the globe. There have been various stories regarding who her parents were and how the lady was conceived. However in Atwood's poem it seems she hand picked the idea that Helen was the little girl of Traditional God, Zeus, and Spartan Queen Leda. It has been...