4. Reworking Myths

Atwood is an expert at effortlessly reworking traditional myths to fit into her unconventional and quirky stories. Her poem "The Penelopiad," for example, is a retelling of Homer’s epic "The Odyssey," with the plot, of course, turned into something much more female-centric and feminist! She is really great at taking old, family mythical narratives and putting a female spin on them.

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