'The Handmaid's Tale' and Characterization Analytical Essay by Top Papers

'The Handmaid's Tale' and Characterization
A discussion of the characterization in 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood.
# 136768 | 1,500 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (General) , Literature (General)

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In this article, the writer looks at 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood. The writer discusses that Offred's characterization focuses more on her interior self than on externals of speech and action.

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"All of the characters in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale are living in an extremely repressive society. The Republic of Gilead is a totalitarian state based on an extreme form of fundamentalist Christianity. It sees itself as dedicated to saving the human race from extinction and from sin and, charged with these massive responsibilities, it ruthlessly suppresses any opposition. As the Commander puts it, "You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs." In this society, the free ..."

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