The Handmaid's Tale: A Dystopian Society

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The handmaid’s tale: A dystopian society
In the novel the Handmaid’s tale written by Margaret Atwood women are not granted the rights to Freedom of speech and freedom of choice. Such book takes place in the republic of Gilead, a country ruled by a totalitarian government. Women are regulated to the seconds, their individuality is stripped away, and are valued only for their functionality. The Handmaid’s tale portrays a society at its worst, it shows an example of country in where male chauvinism is considered acceptable.

In the Republic of Gilead, the Handmaids are strongly oppressed by the government. Self-identity is a dream for the women of Gilead. Women are all assorted into specific categories by social/ economic status and function in society. Each woman is forced to wear a dress which is color coded for representing their place in society. They are deprived of their original names and granted one in honor of the commander of the house such as Ofsmith, Ofmarcus, and Offred. “My name isn’t Offred, I have another name, which nobody uses now because it’s forbidden” (Atwood 84). Almost every aspect of a woman’s life is controlled by man; from their name to clothes. Simple things such as wearing the clothes that one’s heart desires which are taken for granted in a
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Due to environmental factors such as pollution a big percentage of women became infertile. This being the reason why fruitful women are highly valued by this group individuals. Lower class fertile women are forced to have sexual intercourse with the husbands of the wives At Rachel and Leah Center the handmaids are thought that the act of sex is separated from the act of giving love and affection and its mere purpose is to procreate. The government uses the information or texts in the bible and twists them around in their advantage for convincing women to blindly accept this statements as

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