Rebellion In The Handmaid's Tale

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Rebellion in The Handmaids Tale In the past, women have been persecuted to a point where they were treated in a completely different way. They were in a world that seemed to be a dark place with no hope, dreams, or sense of relief. Now, women have been given their natural rights, and they are now able to do everything males can do. Whereas, In the new society of Gilead, it is known that freedom is taken away from women. The Republic of Gilead is an autocratic society, especially for women. Women in the novel are stripped of their freedom, even when men are allowed to keep at least a portion of it. This novel is one that shows inequality towards women. Also, in Gilead, re-population results in women being objectified and valued for their reproductive …show more content…
The government has a law that each handmaids has to have another handmaid with her. Handmaids are bound to choose their commander or shopping partner. When Offred is receives her new shopping partner, Ofglen, she talks about how the Handmaids are not “allowed to go to [central town] except in twos” and believes that the “notion is absurd.” When in reality, Ofglen “is [her] spy, as [she] is hers” (Atwood, 19). They do not have the right to choose what they want to do therefore, giving them the audacity to …show more content…
As a result, even though women’s rights have barely progressed, it is inevitable that in the near future women will realize their potential of how much they are worth due to the fact that they are able to produce children and how strong they can be if they all unite together. As a result, men will no longer be in charge of women, but rather women be their own independent

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