Religion in Handmaids Tale

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Religion in Handmaids Tale “Religion is the opiate of the masses” by Karl Marx. This is a quote which states that religion controls the human mind because God can see everything at all times, all-seeing, and unlike the police or the government nothing can be hidden from God. This is the technique of control that is used in Gilead. The punishments given from the government and from religious societies are different. The government gives punishments as time in prison or fines which can only last the humans’ lifetime. This can only happen if it proven in court and there are many ways to escape the punishments as bribing the judges. In the other hand Religion has more effect in the humans mind because if they do anything which…show more content…
This is also the case in the Handmaid Tale. Even Serena Joy is mentioned as the commander’s wife and doesn’t have a real job. Only because she is the highest positioned women she has the right to name all the children. Then the handmaids which are used only for reproduction are not allowed to keep their children and also have to go through all the bad memories with none of the good ones which give them nothing
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