If one of the primary tensions in Margaret Atwood's work is between survival (for the individual or humanity as a whole) and "the question of whether survival is even merited," exemplified by the author's recurring interest in exploring the end of the world (Wilson 177), then Atwood has become one of contemporary literature's. most rigorous demythologizers of Apocalypse, while at the same .contributing to its tradition of prophetic warning.
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