Margaret Atwood’s Language Aspects in The Handmaid’s Tale


  • Rajeshwari S Vellore Institute of Technology
  • S. Meenakshi Vellore Institute of Technology



language aspects, The Handmaid’s Tale, genre, gender, Canadian literature


Language is used in our daily routine as a communicative tool. Language users engage in a wide range of activities within the context of their daily social life and interact in several ways to make their goals understandable to their peers. Style is defined as an individual method of expressing ideas while speaking the common language exceptionally well. An individual’s style dictates how one shapes one’s language use to fit his or her objective. In a language, there are a variety of designs that may be characterised as scientific, literary, historical, legal, religious, rite, and rhetorical. These designs supported the modalities of communication and, as a result, the realms of language use. These communicative idioms take on completely diverse meanings in various fields of study. Atwood is widely regarded as a writer who is easy to read. She is the most well-known writer in Canadian literature. Her unique way of thinking is shown in her book, The Handmaid’s Tale, through the writing process.

Author Biographies

Rajeshwari S, Vellore Institute of Technology

Department of English

S. Meenakshi, Vellore Institute of Technology

Department of English


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