The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of the girl named Offred – not her real name, but the name assigned to her by the new oppressive regime in the future in America – and assigned to her position, maid. The maids were forced to give birth to infertile women of higher status in society, the wives of the rulers. They had to pass a lot of medical examinations, and during the process, these maids became invisible, as physiological containers.
In The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred’s fragile reminiscences of her past also somewhat relieved her from the pain of this new life, in a life in which her body was unintentionally becoming an annoyance to herself. Miss. Her previous life still loomed through college friends, her husband, and freedom. It is dark memories that become even darker through Atwood’s melodious prose, in which reality intertwines, and history is only something invisible; Offred can only live on that memory deep within him, and the reality and the past have now become an increasingly powerful kind of illusion.
Political and gloomy, but also witty and wise, and was the first work to win the Arthur C Clarke Prize in 1987, but Atwood always believed that his work, The Handmade’s Tale, was not a long- running sci-fi. thought. And nothing happening in the Republic of Gilead (in the work) is merely the future. The author is rightly assertive, and this novel seems to become increasingly essential in the face of the present situation, in which women around the world have the same life: oppressed by biological destiny and hated.
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