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And who is this Estelle? Defying both literary conventions and our expectations, the story pulls off the rare feat of being a black comedy that earns a heartbreaking conclusion.

Rape story fantasies

I believe that this brief appreciation of the surprises will prove an enticement. Dramatic monologue a single character addressing and interacting with a specific audience whose presence — and words and actions — we know of only through clues revealed by the narrator can lead to awkward exposition. Few writers employ it. Atwood, however, turns dramatic monologue on its head. Estelle has a clouded vision of herself and how she appears to others; she seems unaware that the judgements she levies against her co-workers may be one reason she is friendless.

Rape story fantasies

We soon find that, though Estelle tries to appear lighthearted and comfortable making jokes about rape and rape fantasies, she is in fact a friendless, frightened soul — and an unreliable narrator. The surprise reappraisal of the narrator It is her recognition of the danger of rape that drives Estelle to create fantasies in which she rescues herself through conversation and kindness.

Rape story fantasies

The story was published inbut never grows dated. Using a lonely, lively, and sometimes foolish woman as a lens, Atwood shines a brilliant, lasting beam on another incomprehensible aspect of human existence — and we are all the better for it. All rights reserved.

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Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood