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    The Feministic View of the Political Dystopia in The Handmaid’s Tale The Handmaid’s Tale is about a young girl whose name is Offred. Living in the political dystopia known as Gilead, men force Offred and the other women to become exactly like one another and only focus on becoming pregnant. Scared and alone, Offred struggles to survive in the political dystopia being enforced by Commanders and secret police forces which control a society basing itself on false principle, subjugating the people

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    Imagine growing up in a society where all women are useful is to reproduce. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is an excellent novel of what could potentially be the fate of the future one day. The main character, Offred, moves into a new home where she is there to perform “rituals” with the Commander, head of the house, so she can hopefully reproduce herself. The Commander is a key character for he can get rid of Offred if he does not like her and he has all the power. The two end up having

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    In the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the author expresses a feminist dystopia in which men dominate the Republic of Gilead and women are objectified and used as machines whose only purpose is to produce babies. This former state of Massachusetts now known as Gilead is run by Commanders and their assigned wives, marthas, aunts and handmaid’s. The women in this society are controlled in every aspect of their life, from who they talk to and what they say; which is all monitored by the

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    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood explores how societies, such as Gilead, exist as a result of complacency as the novel serves as a cautionary tale to future societies. Through ‘The Historical Notes’, Atwood explores the continuation of patriarchy and how the female voice is constantly undermined by the male gaze. Dominick Grace’s analysis of ‘The Historical Notes’ ‘questions … the authenticity’ of Offred’s account as it relies purely on the reliability of memories, which are subjective. The

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    Upon reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, one notices the tragedy of women losing rights. Imagine the feelings of losing all rights and freedoms; how hard the transition would be from an American society, centered on freedoms, to the society where Offred lives in The Handmaid’s Tale. Thankfully for all Americans, Atwood’s prediction of what society would become in the future was inaccurate. But, not all countries enjoy the same freedoms and luxuries as America does; the treatment of women

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    The oppression of women throughout Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, exists in a dystopian society, mirroring the climate of the period it was written, and in actuality, may not be too far off the path from where we are now. Atwood’s portrayal of this misogynistic culture that subjugates women to second class citizens is a book worthy of AP merit due to the social impact, universal appeal, and timelessness of Offred’s story that does not fail to seamlessly connect the issues of generations

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    Don't you hate it when someone tries to help you out but instead they make things worse. In Margaret Atwood's novel , The Handmaid’s Tale , we learn of the relationship between the Commander and Offred and how even though they live in the same house the Commander believes that Offred’s life is much better than what it actually is. The different relationships and events that occur in the novel shows that ignorance really is bliss and that ignorance can cause separation between social classes and genders

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    Interpreting The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale is distinguished by its various narrative and structural divisions. It contains four different levels of narrative time: the pre-Revolution past, the time of the Revolution itself, the Gileadean period, and the post-Gileadean period (LeBihan 100). In addition, the novel is divided into two frames, both with a first person narrative. Offred's narrative makes up the first frame, while the second frame is provided by the Historical Notes, a transcript

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    Margaret Atwood's tale of a concubine engulfs the reader in a chilling effect on what could be our future America. The Handmaid’s Tale reveals the story of June, but her name has been altered to Offred. The patronymic was enforced by the new regime in a burdensome parallel of an impeding America. The Handmaid's roles include providing children for the infertile women of the upper class. The female population is divided into classes established by household functions. The Eye is a secret police group

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    Resistance Futile? What do The Handmaid’s Tale and The Crucible suggest about the nature of resisting and rebelling against social order? Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Arthur Miller’s ,The Crucible, explore the consequences surrounding the nature of resisting and rebelling against social order. Resistance the refusal to accept or comply with something or to actively and passively fight against something. Atwood’s new government of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale enforces unthinkable oppression

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