What Is The Ending Of The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is the story of Offred in the new country of Gilead. Gilead is the country that replaces the United States after a group of religious extremists who overthrow the existing government replace it with a patriarchal form of government; women are subservient and aren’t allowed to learn, have jobs, or do anything that could establish their own independence. In this story, Offred is not a heroine, but instead, she is a woman trying to stay alive in this brutal society.
Offred is in a great deal of pain throughout the story. This makes for a good novel because conflict provides entertainment for the reader. However, one must understand her social stature in the new society to understand what she endures. Offred is a Handmaid which is similar to a sex slave. A Handmaid’s only purpose in life is to bear children. However, this is a difficult task considering pollution and syphilis …show more content…

By taking certain ideas by many groups such as chauvinists, religious nuts, and homophobes, the story depicts a grim future in which the world today may be heading towards if these people end up leading it. The only detrimental portion of the book would be the inconclusive ending. Although it was brilliant to include the historical analysis of the story many years later, more details of what happened to Offred should have been revealed.
Overall, this novel was easy to follow, yet not a shallow book. This book would be especially entertaining to people who also enjoyed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The story of a female protagonist who is stuck underneath the rule of an oppressive government and forced to be a part of something she is strongly against. Any other person that enjoys dystopian societies would most likely enjoy this book as well. This book should also be read by religious, misogynist, right-wing conservatives as to see what a glimpse into their future may be if they still follow the path they’re

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