The Handmaids Tale critical analysis The Handmaids tale, by Margret Atwood, is an incredibly popular book due to the influence it has created on its readers. It talks about the themes of sexual oppression, and such stereotypes, this coupled with bigotry and tension throughout the novel, in the form of abuse on women. The book […]

Why has Atwood included Allusions in the text? What do they tell us about Offred and Gilead? Biblical Allusions: Jezebels: Jezebel was a ‘vain and manipulative’ Queen of Israel. She encouraged her husband, King Ahab to turn from God, persecuted God’s followers, and was finally thrown from a window and eaten by dogs. The name […]

The main impact/theme/idea this book has left me with is one of sexual oppression and stereotypes, coupled with bigotry and tension in the form of abuse. The book includes such prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority towards the female gender and female character Offglen. This makes such readers upset, as the theme […]

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