The Penelopiad Summary
Margaret Atwood

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The Penelopiad Overview

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad subversively reimagines the Odysseus myth through the formerly inaccessible points of view of Penelope and her 12 maidservants. Narrating from the underworld, Penelope and the maids clarify centuries of readers on the real happenings and relationships formerly convoluted in the Homeric epic. Atwood's often witty, yet darkly resonant mythic retelling, grants a voice to the ancient and contemporary woman alike, prodding themes of empowered femininity, toxic masculinity, and the role of literature in pervading and challenging dangerous cultural trends.

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