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  • Oppressive Republic Of Gilead And The Struggle
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    The Handmaids Tale In Margaret Atwood, The Handmaids Tale, our eyes are open to an oppressive society of which seems to be the near future. Widespread sterility has led to the rich controlling young women of childbearing age, who are called handmaidens. The tale is narrated by Kate, also known as Of fred, her handmaid name. She relates her struggle throughout in the most vivid of ways. The struggle around her: the oppressive Republic of Gilead, and the struggle within herself: her effort to main...
  • Offreds Perception Of The Flowers
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    In The Handmaids Tale, much use is made of imagery; to enable the reader to create a more detailed mental picture of the novels action and also to intensify the emotive language used. In particular, Atwood uses many images involving flowers and plants. The main symbolic image that the flowers provide is that of life; in the first chapter of the novel Offred says flowers: these are not to be dismissed. I am alive. Many of the flowers Offred encounters are in or around the house where she lives; i...
  • Similar To The Handmaid's Tale
    1,591 words
    The Handmaid Tale "The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopia about a world where unrealistic things take place. The events in the novel could never actually take place in our reality". This is what most people think and assume, but they " re wrong. Look at the world today and in the recent past, and there are not only many situations that have ALMOST become a Gilead, but places that have been and ARE Gileadean societies. We " re not in Kansas any more, Dorothy! Even today there are pl...
  • Biblical Place Names In The Handmaids
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    ... Many of the principles of Gilead are based on Old Testament beliefs. Discuss Atwood use of biblical allusions and their political significance in the novel. 'The Handmaids Tale' is a book full of biblical allusions, before Atwood begins the text an epigraph gives us an extract from Genesis 30: 1-3"And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said, Am I ...
  • Handmaid's Tale The Main Character
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    A Comparison of 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Anthem' The two novels, The Handmaid's Tale and Anthem, are both haunting, first person tales of personal hardship in a closed and controlled society. In this essay I will point out many important similarities and differences between the two books, mainly the setting and the similarities between the two societies in which the stories take place, as well as more important differences between the main characters. To start I would like to compare the setti...
  • Lsquo Celestial Liquor Rsquo
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    In what ways can The Handmaid&rsquos Tale be considered a feminist novel The Handmaid&rsquos Tale is narrated by an oppressed woman, so it is to be expected that feminism becomes a recurring theme. Women have no rights or money unless they have a valid marriage to a man. They are given few options&ndash if they are fertile they can become sex slaves&ndash&lsquo womb on legs&rsquo to Commanders or choose to go to the colonies. Infertile women or&lsquo un women&rsquo are seen as having no use so t...
  • Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood
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    The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, published in 1983, is the non-fiction book I have chosen to review and relate to the material studied in the course, Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice. Margaret Atwood is a well-known, critically approved, best-seller artist who's created some masterpieces such as The Robber Bride and Cat's Eye. The Handmaid's Tale is set in the futuristic Republic of Gilead. Sometime in the future, conservative Christians take control of the United States and establish...

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