The Handmaid Tale

The Handmaids Tale
The Handmaids Tale
The Handmaid's Tale This is a futuristic novel that takes place in northern USA sometime in the beginning of the twenty-first century, in the oppressive and totalitarian Republic of Gilead. The regime demands high moral, retribution and a virtuous lifestyle. The Bible is the guiding principle. As a result of the sexual freedom, free abortion and a high increase of venereal diseases at the end of the twentieth century, many women, (and men also, but that is forbidden to say), are sterile. The wom
1984
1984
Literary Ramblings: A Handmaid?s Tale; The Feminist 1984? Literary Ramblings: A Handmaid?s Tale; The Feminist 1984? Margaret Atwood?s A Handmaid?s Tale has oft been referred to a feminist incarnation of George Orwell?s 1984, and the comparison?s are understandable in that the novel?s jacket touts the work as an ?Orwellian? vision and is even structured like 1984 in that the narrative within is accompanied by some fictional ?historical notes?, much as Orwell?s novel had an appendix which some hav