But once that hairball comes out – Kat starts to discover what real rage is. Excerpt from Wilderness Tips – by Margaret Atwood, “Hairball”. Margaret Atwood’s short story Hairball by ryan_kipp in Topics > Books – Fiction and margaret atwood short stories hairball short story canadian. The author uses Hairball as a symbol to highlight how Kat’s personality Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale The Historical Notes are important in the way.

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Kat’s shortened name made her lose a part of herself; this shortens her up to be summed up as just like a simple KitKat that melts and gets ruined as time goes on. The photo, rather than revealing the woman, conceals her.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. As she moved up the ladder, she altered marharet even more: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: I had to do this presentation on Margaret Atwood, and I chose to concentrate on her portrayal of female characters, by looking at her short story, Hairball. Physical symptoms accompany Kat’s growing emotional confusion.

Eventually through Gerald’s actions Kat decides to abandon her name and change herself. She talks to the hairball, confides in it and stares at it, hypnotized.


It was hers, it was benign, it did not deserve to be thrown away. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

AP Lit: Hairball analysis

Thank you so much. But I want to concentrate only on the last two stanzas: Her adrenaline was running out. Contact Contact Us Help. Maargaret first—killing the Angel in the House—I solved.

She was in a class of her own. Kat ends up not totally victorious, but liberated in a sense. Also maybe give a little bit of information on it? Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. But the second, telling the truth about my own experiences as a body, I do not think I solved.

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If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Monday, October 8, Hairball analysis. These were two of the adventures of my professional life. What I mean is, only Atwood could have written a story which is so absurd yet sensible, simple yet complicated, with such anger and such humour. It was economical, street-feline, and pointed as a nail.


Is this disruption a menace, or is it liberation? Kat shortened Gerald into Ger, eventually causing him to become a different person that is cruel and takes Kat’s job. Kat started changing Gerald from when they first met. This poem hairbzll everything that Atwood writes about.

Margaret Atwood and Hairball

She has no earnestness and she scorns sincerity. It was for an ovarian cyst, a large one. She has to get an ovarian cyst, the size of a coconut, removed.

The hairball slowly begins to develop a rage within Kat. I am happy that I was able to convey my excitement, because I absolutely love her!

Reading an excerpt from the story: The English men were very margaref they liked to win. What you also had to make them believe was that they too could know this thing, this thing that would give them eminence and power and sexual allure, that would attract envy to them — but for a price. She pronounces the name with mockery.