Margaret Atwood Writing Styles in Hag-Seed

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Point of View

The narrative is told almost exclusively from the perspective of Felix, except for a few key moments throughout the text. This has the effect of making the reader empathize with Felix’s character, even when he is doing questionable things such as spiking grapes with hallucinogenic drugs. It also has the effect of making the reader question Felix’s sanity. From Felix’s perspective, he is in control of his delusion about the presence of his daughter Miranda, understanding that it is just a creation of his mind and not something that is really occurring. Throughout the novel, Felix chastises himself that it is time for him to move on and give up on the delusion. This convinces the reader that Miranda is, indeed, an illusion. The extent to which Felix is in control of his imagination is questioned throughout the text such as the...

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