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The Handmaid's Tale Offred Is A Handmaid In The Republic Of Gilead She May Leave The Home Of The Commander And His Wife Once A Day To Walk To Food Markets Whose Signs Are Now Pictures Instead Of Words Because Women Are No Longer Allowed To Read She Must Lie On Her Back Once A Month And Pray That The Commander Makes Her Pregnant, Because In An Age Of Declining Births, Offred And The Other Handmaids Are Valued Only If Their Ovaries Are Viable Offred Can Remember The Years Before, When She Lived And Made Love With Her Husband, Luke When She Played With And Protected Her Daughter When She Had A Job, Money Of Her Own, And Access To Knowledge But All Of That Is Gone Now Back Cover


10 thoughts on “The Handmaid's Tale

  1. says:

    It s been almost five years since I wrote my review I ve rewritten large parts of it for clarity The main idea remains the same Extremist Judeo Christian beliefs have won America s culture war Now women have no rights They are slaves to men and the biblical, patriarchal society in which they live The Handmaid s Tale


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    5 22 19Looking back on my original review, it reads as quaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed, my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake, this not about life it s about controlling women If you can t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy


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    I guess Atwood doesn t believe in quotation marks. I don t think I ve ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me quite a while to get used to that type of style of writing I had to go back and re read sentences again and again, which doesn t really lend itself to a re


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    I ve been moved by books in the past, many times, but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much so Yes, Ma am, I said again, forgetting They used to have dolls, for little girls, that would talk if


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    There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always, ultimately, fail I have read a lot of books over the years and I ve liked many, disliked plenty too, loved and hated a smaller amount but out of the thousands I ve read, there s less than ten maybe even less than


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    edited from a paper I wrote in college about the book In 1986, when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid s Tale, Ronald Regan had declared Morning in America, and society was going to renew itself by returning to the old values The Christian right, in its infancy at the time, was rising in reaction to the Free Love, and the horrors of AIDs The 1984 election gave


  7. says:

    Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning The dystopian future she describes in Gilead which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories Martha for housework and cooking, Jezebels easy to guess, right , Eyes, Angels soldiers


  8. says:

    Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe either.Instead, consider The Handmaid s Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret At


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    What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel It doesn t feel dated or far fetched at all, thanks to President Trump.Claire Danes is a pretty good match for this narrative.Original reviewImagine the near future where power is overtaken by the religious right under the guise of protection from Islamic terrorism Imagine the future where the roles of the women reduced to those assigned t


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    I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside, the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me, oblivious to my struggle I need my thoughts to go away I need to forget that I just finished the Handmaid s Tale and its effect on me I knew I should have resumed myself to the self imposed daily quota of 10% But no I had to r


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