How Does The Handmaid's Tale Impact On Society

After thorough examination, Birzer seeks to explain the impact of Atwood and her novel, The Handmaid’s Tale throughout society. Bizer claims Atwood’s message has influenced many educational institutes across the U.S. and Canada. Bizer claims, “The Handmaid’s Tale has become a significant artifact of North American postmodern culture” (Bizer 40). Atwood, according to Bizer, has written yet one of the best dystopian novels due to her ability to explain events occurring prior to actual storytelling. Much like other dystopian novels, Atwood is seeking prevention and awareness, “As with all such dystopian fiction, it served as a new type of warning” (Bizer 40). Atwood, according to Bizer, wants to warn humanity about the power of communism and …show more content…
Atwood to this day has proved her talents through her writing like, A Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood has influenced society in many ways, for example, her work is used to structure classes in college and high school. Throughout the novel Offred, the fictional character, explains her personal story to the audience, including facts from the past allowing the audience to compare the government of Gilead from the previous. Like many other novels including 1984, Atwood does an outstanding job in really allowing the audience to experience a true dystopian society while still thoroughly warning readers about the dangers of a totalitarian government. Birzer states, “The Handmaid's Tale proved an effective examination of the genre of dystopia” (41). The statement made by Birzer yet again reveals Atwood ability to portray such genre and it’s effectiveness in society. Birzer says, “Indeed, in many ways, The Handmaid’s Tale is the best dystopian novel written thus far, even better than its predecessors, in part because it builds so effectively on what came before it” (40). Nevertheless, Atwood has successfully developed a novel in which society has become the enemy of personal thought and women's

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