Honors in English
Date of Award
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
Mark Baumgartner, Karen Harrington
This thesis utilizes red objects in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to discuss the symbolic meaning of red to the story as a whole and the power relationship among social groups in Gilead. This thesis focuses primarily on the wardrobe of the handmaid and flower imagery to examine red as a manifestation of power in the story.
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Roland, Karla M., "The Symbolic Power of Red in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 167. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/167
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