The Handmaid's Tale Theme

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1. Critics often mention scapegoating, man's inherent evil, and the destructive consequence of hanging on to ancient and outdated rituals as the principal theme of this story. Do you agree? What are some other themes suggested by the story? -I personally agree that the theme of the story is the destructive consequences of hanging on to ancient and outdated rituals. Rituals can be used to connect people with their history and ancestors however, some are now seen as barbaric. One theme that the story brings up is random persecution Tessie was loved and seemed quite popular through out the story until she was marked and chosen she was no longer a person she was an thing they had to kill because she was randomly selected. 2. What contemporary

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