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Two stories in Atwood's collection Dancing Girls and Other Stories (1977) offer subject matter akin to that found in Lady Oracle. "The Man from Mars" involves a delicate mother and grossly obese daughter who must negotiate their steadily worsening incompatibility. The fantastic seems to rescue the teen-age Christine from the boredom of her life by bringing her way a selfprofessed Martian who professes his devotion to her. In time, though, fantasy becomes nightmare and Christine, like Joan, enters the besieged mindset of the Gothic heroine — only to discover that her paramour has been diagnosed as a madman on the loose, leaving her to the mediocre life she had yearned to escape.

Similarly, in "Rape Fantasies" Atwood also satirizes the fantasies of female victimhood given literary stature in the Gothic romance and privileges instead the need to confront the human inadequacies that men and women share as they stumble...

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