Women or Women? (Or Canada?) “Women as a Metaphor in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale” by Sonia Chadha compares the treatment of women in society to the treatment of women in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Chadha’s essay leaves her readers in a state of bewilderment after only a few pages. Her disorganized structure and repetitive subjects are only a couple reasons of why this essay is an absolute mess. Chadha’s essay is all over the place and only shows one-side of the argument.
The Republic of Gilead, a dystopian world with a patriarchal society, is displayed in Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale. More specifically, the novel takes place in what used to be considered the United States but is now being called the Republic of Gilead where freedoms and rights have been excluded, especially for women. The society nurtures a “theocratic, patriarchal, nightmare world created by men, with the complicity of women” (“Margaret (Eleanor) Atwood”). The separation of the freedoms between
Winesburg An eerie dystopian society, where a woman 's sole purpose is to procreate, versus a small midwestern town in the early 1900’s. What could possibly be in common between these two vastly different ways of life? Surveillance. The Handmaid 's Tale by Margaret Atwood, is an exceptional novel that focuses on a newly formed society known as Gilead. Throughout the novel, Atwood dives deep into political, social, and moral issues through the eyes of a female main character, known by the name Offred