by Margaret Atwood, Offred, the main character lives in Gilead, a dystopia where fertile women are solely used to reproduce children.
Known as handmaids, these women are confined into prison-like centers and forced to...
In the world of literature, it is all about your reputation.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, an Orwellian romp into the near future lead by a female protagonist, received both the kiss of death and the gift of notoriety when it was labeled...
Moira is independent and rebellious, where, in comparison, Offred seems weak and complacent.
While Moira keeps Offred strong and gives her hope in Gilead, she also eventually represents Offred’s loss of hope.
Offred describes her life as a concubine in a dystopic and patriarchal world, where fertile women are forced to provide children to their corresponding commanders. Abrahamic and Eastern religions use them to modify behavior and mollify human anxiety about what happens postmortem. by Margaret Atwood is an epistolary fiction whose 300 pages allow the reader to induce the structure of an entire apocalyptic society through the story of one character.
The novel explores the author’s speculation on how...
Provocative literature, however, employs several less... Since the beginning of history, language has been the most important means of communication and development amongst humans.
Because of language's enormous significance, manipulating it to control a large group of people is extremely effective. Are Winston, Julia and Offred eventually made into ‘reluctantly-selfish’ victims of totalitarian regimes or are they innately ‘pragmatically-selfish’ beings?