The Importance Of Freedom In The Handmaid's Tale

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Today a great many people have put a lot of emphasis on what freedoms they have in face of those who have more power. How important are these freedoms to us and what if they were taken away? In Margaret Atwood's ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a cautionary tale; It comes to show that when pressure groups gain power. People lose their essential freedoms, and it shows that when these freedoms are taken away. We are quick to realize what it means to have those freedoms. The way ‘The Handmaid’s tale’ demonstrates the importance of those freedoms with symbols representing the freedoms that main character has lost; the use of plot showing how the characters lost their essential freedoms; and through the use of exaggeration use in the novel.

In many modern world countries their constitution allows their citizens to have a great amount of freedom. Letting people act for their own benefit; as well as gives everyone the choice of becoming anything in the future. Margaret Atwood uses symbols in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to represent these freedoms taken away and why they are essential. In the beginning of the novel the main character Offred lives acting only as tool to give birth to children. When she goes to her room where she sleeps she mentions that she will not consider that place her room; “The door of my room--not my room, I refuse to say
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When these essential freedoms are lost we are quick to realizes what is lost. In conclusion in the cautionary tale ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ through the use of symbolism to represent the freedoms of people and the restriction of those freedoms Offred experiences, Plot showing how the characters lost their essential freedoms, and through the use of exaggeration to emphasize a opinion of the author in the novel. To show to show how lose their essential freedoms, and it shows that when these freedoms are taken away. We are quick to realize what it means to have those

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