PSYCHO-SOCIAL IMPACT OF NATURE IN MARGARET ATWOOD’S SELECT NOVELS
- Psychological Approach, Canadian fiction, Margaret Atwood, nature.
Margaret Atwood is one of the most talented, powerful and intelligent writers in the west today. She articulates the dilemmas, contradictions and ambiguities of the late twentieth century with all its complexities and extremities. Casting her vision of life in myriad forms her techniques and themes know no limit. Known widely as a poet and a novelist, Atwood is also a critic, a short story writer, an essayist, a caricaturist and a writer of children’s books. A versatile genius, Atwood through her novel explores the various inter-related social, physical and psychological anxieties of the people. Portrayal of women characters in literature are as varied as the authors who create them. Female protagonists have represented an interminable array of roles throughout literature. Whether women are represented as angels or metaphorical monsters, it is obvious that female characters have been pigeonholed and stereo typed for centuries.