The Handmaid?s Tale
The Handmaid?s Tale is about human relations, presented in a deliberate amplification of women?s lack of rights and equality in a futuristic world. The city of Gilead is the last of what once was the United States, the city is a psuto religious based society they has manipulated the writings of the Old Testament. In this story we are presented with a woman who once lived a normal life with a husband and son who worked and enjoyed the freedoms of life. The life she once knew she was forced to abandon, her life now lacks the freedom and the power to make her own decisions and is forced to live according to the standards of this dysutopian society. She, like many other women in this tale abandoned freedom and are told that they have attained security and safety. She lives as a handmaid, a name given to her to distinguish her class in the society. As a handmaid she lives a repressed life, she is unhappy and is slowly being manipulated and programmed to accept her life and fait !
as a handmaid. The story is about a society divided into classes. There is the upper
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