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    Demetria Magazine Mr. Milliner EES21QH:02 10/20/16 In The Handmaid 's Tale, language is the most important means of communication in the novel. Margaret Atwood creates a world (Gilead) that is all about stripping women 's freedom. It talks about a feminist issue where the identity of a woman has been tore down. She uses language as a form of power. The book is mainly about a society where women are not free. The book is written from a woman 's point of view who was living in Gilead…

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    and before The Handmaid’s Tale was extremely relevant to what is happening in today’s world. In an interview by TIME magazine with Margaret Atwood and Elisabeth Moss, the actress of Offred in the television show, talk a little about what the book and television show’s ideals really mean with today’s society. The interview starts with TIME asking why the show now? Atwood responds with, “The control of women and babies has been a part of every repressive regime in history…” (TIME) which is true,…

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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…

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    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a novel with thought-provoking storytelling which allows for powerful ideas and themes to be bred. The story takes place with the overthrowing of the democratic government in the alternative future United States (called Gilead), bringing about a new, totalitarian regime to replace it. The protagonist, Offred, finds herself in an bizarre position as a handmaid trying to survive her new life. In this new society, it is widely agreed among the upper echelon…

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    Education is the cornerstone of advancement and success. In The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, the women of Gilead are not allowed to receive an education. The regime does not allow the women to read and write because it makes them more dangerous and more likely to rebel. The lack of education gives men extra power over the women as they can feed the women information without the women having the opportunity to verify it for themselves. This practice is much like the works of the Catholic…

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    The Handmaid’s Tale confronts Margaret Atwood’s vision of men and women in a controlling light that may infer the way our society would translate in a dystopia. I focus primarily on how the The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a male’s ownership over a female, a male’s undisputed power over women in this particular dystopia, and how that translates to our society today. I will be presenting this depiction in two specific scenes in which the power distribution is obviously in favor of the male figure…

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    The novel The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, is a dystopian novel in which the protagonist Offred is cut off from any outside information and is supposed to assume that she is constantly being spied on. Offred is a handmaid and is only valued for her ability to produce offspring as the world she lives is suffering from declining birth rates. Atwood incorporates several features of dystopia such as the idea of power, totalitarianism, and war. Atwood also includes the features…

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    In Margaret Atwood’s poem February she uses imagery, metaphor and tone to display her distasteful feelings towards the month known for lovers. February it is not just a cold winter month, but also the month to display romantical relationships. In Margaret Atwood’s mind the month of February brings thoughts of loneliness and she stresses the question if love will ever cross her path. Margaret’s theme throughout this poem is a very noticeable dark scene of non-existent love that dampens her mind…

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    To hold people to oppression, you must convince them first that they need to be oppressed. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian novel, takes substantial efforts to depict this very scenario. She portrays a patriarchal society where women’s bodies are exploited, reading and writing by women are forbidden, and women are strictly monitored and oppressed. Along with other subjects, Atwood explores the social myths defining femininity, the social and economic exploitation of women, as…

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    One of the greatest Canadian authors during the second half of the 20th century, Margaret Atwood is famous for her feminist works of literature that entertain and provide an insight into her opinion about the rights of women and its reception. The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a fictional world where women are subjected to a theocratic form of government. The main character is Offred, a Handmaid whose sole purpose in the society is to create children for the Wives and the Commander. This…

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