Monday, September 21, 2009

"Rape Fantasies." Margaret Atwood.

“Rape Fantasies.” Margaret Atwood.

One-minute review: Funny. Almost stream of consciousness. Female narrator goes on and on. She actually enjoys her rape fantasies, which are all talk to the imagined rapist and have nothing to do with sexual contact. The men she encounters in her imagination are all vulnerable. They always start by grabbing her arm. And then she talks them out of it. One spends the night with her watching the Late Show. Another moves in with her as they both are dying [in her imagination] of leukemia and they die together. Funny.

Comment: Well, it’s a serious topic, but a funny treatment. RayS.

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

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