"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood Book Review by Top Papers

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
A review of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and its tale of a dystopic near future.
# 135029 | 750 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Canadian)


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The paper looks at Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and how it tells the tale of a dystopic near future in which most human beings have become sterile due to environmental contamination. The paper describes how in this dystopic future, the Republic of Gilead's society has been taken over by right-wing men who are trying to save the human race in their own, deeply unpleasant way. The paper explains how they have enforced a narrow-minded version of Christianity that reinforces white male power, and have created a conservative, draconian society in which people dress according to their social roles, and have no freedom of choice at all.

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"Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" is a work of science fiction. It tells the tale of a dystopic near future in which most human beings have become sterile due to environmental contamination. In this dystopic future, USA, now renamed the Republic of Gilead, and based on the teachings of the Old Testament, society has been taken over by right-wing men who are trying to save the human race in their own, deeply unpleasant way. They have enforced a narrow-minded version of Christianity that reinforces white male power, and have created a conservative, draconian society in which people dress according to their social roles, and have no freedom of..."

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"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 09, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-handmaid-tale-by-margaret-atwood-135029/

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""The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood" 01 December 2007. Web. 09 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-handmaid-tale-by-margaret-atwood-135029/>

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