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Margaret Atwood The HandmaidS Tale

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Margaret Atwood The HandmaidS Tale

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Thus China replaced a state bureaucracy with a similar state bureaucracy under a different name, the USSR replaced the dreaded imperial secret police with an even more dreaded secret police, and so forth.

The deep foundation of the US — so went my thinking — was not the comparatively recent 18th-century Enlightenment structures of the republic, with their talk of equality and their separation of church and state, but the heavy-handed theocracy of 17th-century Puritan New England, with its marked bias against women, which would need only the opportunity of a period of social chaos to reassert itself.

Like any theocracy, this one would select a few passages from the Bible to justify its actions, and it would lean heavily towards the Old Testament, not towards the New.

Since ruling classes always make sure they get the best and rarest of desirable goods and services, and as it is one of the axioms of the novel that fertility in the industrialised west has come under threat, the rare and desirable would include fertile women — always on the human wish list, one way or another — and reproductive control.

Who shall have babies, who shall claim and raise those babies, who shall be blamed if anything goes wrong with those babies?

These are questions with which human beings have busied themselves for a long time. There would be resistance to such a regime, and an underground, and even an underground railroad.

In retrospect, and in view of 21st-century technologies available for spywork and social control, these seem a little too easy. Surely the Gilead command would have moved to eliminate the Quakers, as their 17th-century Puritan forebears had done.

I made a rule for myself: I would not include anything that human beings had not already done in some other place or time, or for which the technology did not already exist.

I did not wish to be accused of dark, twisted inventions, or of misrepresenting the human potential for deplorable behaviour. The group-activated hangings, the tearing apart of human beings, the clothing specific to castes and classes, the forced childbearing and the appropriation of the results, the children stolen by regimes and placed for upbringing with high-ranking officials, the forbidding of literacy, the denial of property rights: all had precedents, and many were to be found not in other cultures and religions, but within western society, and within the "Christian" tradition, itself.

I enclose "Christian" in quotation marks, since I believe that much of the church's behaviour and doctrine during its two-millennia-long existence as a social and political organisation would have been abhorrent to the person after whom it is named.

The Handmaid's Tale has often been called a "feminist dystopia", but that term is not strictly accurate. In a feminist dystopia pure and simple, all of the men would have greater rights than all of the women.

It would be two-layered in structure: top layer men, bottom layer women. But Gilead is the usual kind of dictatorship: shaped like a pyramid, with the powerful of both sexes at the apex, the men generally outranking the women at the same level; then descending levels of power and status with men and women in each, all the way down to the bottom, where the unmarried men must serve in the ranks before being awarded an Econowife.

The Handmaids themselves are a pariah caste within the pyramid: treasured for what they may be able to provide — their fertility — but untouchables otherwise.

To possess one is, however, a mark of high status, just as many slaves or a large retinue of servants always has been. Since the regime operates under the guise of a strict Puritanism, these women are not considered a harem, intended to provide delight as well as children.

They are functional rather than decorative. Three things that had long been of interest to me came together during the writing of the book.

The first was my interest in dystopian literature, an interest that began with my adolescent reading of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , Huxley's Brave New World and Bradbury's Fahrenheit , and continued through my period of graduate work at Harvard in the early s.

Once you've been intrigued by a literary form, you always have a secret yen to write an example of it yourself. It has sold millions of copies worldwide and has appeared in a bewildering number of translations and editions.

It has been expelled from high schools, and has inspired odd website blogs discussing its descriptions of the repression of women as if they were recipes.

The book has had several dramatic incarnations, a film with screenplay by Harold Pinter and direction by Volker Schlöndorff and an opera by Poul Ruders among them.

Revelers dress up as Handmaids on Halloween and also for protest marches—these two uses of its costumes mirroring its doubleness.

Is it entertainment or dire political prophecy? Can it be both? I began this book almost 30 years ago, in the spring of , while living in West Berlin—still encircled, at that time, by the infamous Berlin Wall.

I chronicle the finding of puffballs, always a source of glee; dinner parties, with lists of those who attended and what was cooked; illnesses, my own and those of others; and the deaths of friends.

There are books read, speeches given, trips made. There are page counts; I had a habit of writing down the pages completed as a way of urging myself on.

But there are no reflections at all about the actual composition or subject matter of the book itself.

Perhaps that was because I thought I knew where it was going, and felt no need to interrogate myself. I recall that I was writing by hand, then transcribing with the aid of a typewriter, then scribbling on the typed pages, then giving these to a professional typist: personal computers were in their infancy in I finished the book there; the first person to read it was fellow writer Valerie Martin, who was also there at that time.

From September 12, to June all is blank in my journal—there is nothing at all set down, not even a puffball—though by my page-count entries it seems I was writing at white-hot speed.

The book appeared in Canada in the fall of to baffled and some times anxious reviews— Could it happen here?

Then the Constitution is set aside under the pretext of restoring order. The next order of business is to take away the all the rights of women. They are subjugated drastically.

Women are forbidden to read, have money, and speak freely. The Christian religion in an Old Testament viewpoint is compulsory. The story is narrated by a Handmaid.

She is kept by the Commander and his wife to be a surrogate mother for the child they desire. But, soon the Commander orders his Handmaid to fulfill a role that would be deadly to her if caught.

He gives her contraband products, takes her to a brothel, and allows her to read. His wife is so desperate for a child that she makes her have sex with the chauffeur, Nick.

She and Nick become lovers, and he helps her escape. The story cuts off abruptly and then moves to the epilogue. This is set in as Historical Notes. A professor is holding a seminar in an Arctic University.

He is holding a discussion on a historical audio diary that was found in Bangor, Maine and transcribed into a manuscript.

The story opens with Offred, the narrator, describing the gymnasium the women sleep in on army cots. The women get exercise twice a day by walking around what used to be a football field.

It is surrounded by a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. Outside the fence are armed guards referred to as Angels. All the men keep their backs to the women.

Some of the women wish the guards would turn around to they could tempt them to help them escape. The women exchanged their names at night.

That was the past, now Offred lives in a house. She has her own room. There are curtains on the window, a pillow, and braided rug.

The room is spartan without pictures, a mirror or any kind of glass. Offred is a handmaid. She dresses completely in red with white wings framing her face.

The Wives were blue. None of the servants are to converse with the Handmaids, so Offred is very lonely. She wishes she could talk to them about the jealousy the Wives feel, and how many times the Handmaids are hurt, sometimes killed.

The Handmaid leaves for the grocery store. She will use a currency that is marked with what they will buy. Twelve eggs, Cheese, etc.

She tends her garden and knits scarves for the Angels on the front lines, like all the wives do.

Offred remembers when she first arrived. The Wife smoked cigarettes while she told her to remember her place and stay out of her sight.

Always remember the Commander is her husband. Offred recognizes the Wife. She was a famous singer on a gospel show when Offred was a little girl.

Her name was Serena Joy. Offred walks past Nick, the chauffeur. These are spies that are assigned to houses to find infractions.

At the corner, Offred waits for Ofglen, another Handmaid. Their conversation is stilted, avoiding topics that are forbidden. Ofglen tells her about the war that is going well.

The army defeated a group of Baptist rebels. The Guards are men who act as the policemen. They are not in the army because they are either too young, too old, or not fit for some other reason.

The older Guards are easier to deal with than the excitable younger ones. Young Guardians hope to become Angels someday so they can have families and a Handmaid of their own.

They were frightened to open their doors. The matron who trained her told her that freedom came in more than one type. There is freedom to and freedom from.

In the town, the shops all have names such as All Flesh for the butchers and Milk and Honey. Creativity is too much of a temptation. Offred sees another Handmaid.

She is Ofwarren now, but she used to be named Janine. Offred figures the woman is there to show off. Offred remembers her husband Luke and their daughter.

Before Gilead, her life was different. She stored plastic bags from the grocery under the sink, and Luke was worried their daughter would be hurt if she pulled one out.

As the Handmaids leave, they confront some Japanese tourist who wants to take pictures of them. Offred says no. The tourists ask if they are happy, and Offred says yes.

The Handmaids are amazed at the dresses of the tourists. Their legs are uncovered, they wear high heels and their nails are painted.

Atwood describes the scenery in such a way as to make the reader think they are on the Harvard campus. The Handmaids walk past a church that is used as a museum and the Wall across from it.

Dead bodies hang from the Wall with bags over their heads. The signs hanging from the corpses say they were doctors who used to perform abortions before Gilead was formed.

The punishments are for past transgressions. After Offred goes to bed, she is free to dream about her life before Gilead. But she can remember her college roommate, she remembers walking in the park with her mother and seeing the book burnings.

She has vague memories of waking up screaming and begging to see her daughter. She remembers the picture they showed her of her daughter in a white dress with another woman.

Offred is not considered fit to raise her child, so she was given to someone better. Offred wishes these memories were of a story instead of real life.

She would write it down, but writing is forbidden. Another time when the Handmaids are walking past the wall they see three more bodies.

The Guardians were hung for being homosexual. The Handmaids see a funeral procession. The women are Econowives or wives of the poorer men.

One of the women carries a small black jar that holds an embryo from a miscarriage. It was called an Unbaby because it was born so early.

The Econowives give the Handmaids dirty looks and one even spits on them. They hate the Handmaids.

She remembers that Serena Joy used to use her fame to insist that women stay at home. Offred wonders if Serena is angry because what she wanted came true and she is now confined to her home.

When Offred goes to her room she notices the Commander standing outside her room, where he is not supposed to be. That night, Offred remembers her past, again.

She sees herself waiting in a motel room for Luke. He was sneaking away from his first wife. She also remembers her first night in the room.

She found a message scratched into the floor of the closet, Nolite te bastardes carborundorum Do not let the bastards grind you down. It was left by a previous Handmaid.

Sometimes Serena will hum and listen to recordings of herself when she was a famous gospel singer. As the days grow warmer, Offred is looking forward to changing to her lighter dress.

She remembers the Matrons telling her how dangerous the world used to be for women. That is the only word she is allowed to read.

Every month Offred is taken to the doctor by a Guardian. She is checked for pregnancy and disease.

But, this time, he talks to her and then offers to help her. He thinks the Commander, like most men his age, is sterile. He offers to have sex with her and impregnate her.

Offred thanks him but turns him down gently. She knows the doctor could give a false report and she would be an Unwoman.

She becomes impatient, and while Offred drys off she notices the tattoo that Gilead put on all the Handmaids. Afterwards, she has dinner in her room.

The food is bland, Handmaids cannot have coffee, alcohol, nicotine, sugar, etc.

Margaret Atwood The HandmaidS Tale

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Als Magd wird sie schwanger und bekommt ein zunächst gesund scheinendes Baby. Sie arbeitete nach ihrem Studium zunächst bei einer Versicherung, dann in einer Bibliothek.

An epilogue then explains that the events of the story, found on tape cassettes, are being discussed as part of a symposium on Gileadean Studies in and hints that a more equitable society followed the Gileadean theocracy.

She maintained that every aspect of her fictional society was drawn from something that existed either currently or in the past somewhere in the world.

Notably, the story was partly inspired by Puritanism in New England. The widely discussed book became a staple of literature classes in high schools and universities, though it was also frequently challenged.

Its notable adaptations include a film with a screenplay by Harold Pinter , an opera composed by Poul Ruders that premiered in in Copenhagen , and a ballet performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in In addition, a well-received television series, for which Atwood served as a consulting producer, debuted on Hulu in Article Contents.

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Britannica Quiz. Name the Novelist. Which novelist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in ? But there are no reflections at all about the actual composition or subject matter of the book itself.

Perhaps that was because I thought I knew where it was going, and felt no need to interrogate myself. I recall that I was writing by hand, then transcribing with the aid of a typewriter, then scribbling on the typed pages, then giving these to a professional typist: personal computers were in their infancy in I finished the book there; the first person to read it was fellow writer Valerie Martin, who was also there at that time.

From September 12, to June all is blank in my journal—there is nothing at all set down, not even a puffball—though by my page-count entries it seems I was writing at white-hot speed.

The book appeared in Canada in the fall of to baffled and some times anxious reviews— Could it happen here? In the UK, which had had its Oliver Cromwell moment some centuries ago and was in no mood to repeat it, the reaction was along the lines of, Jolly good yarn.

For instance: if you wanted to seize power in the United States, abolish liberal democracy, and set up a dictatorship, how would you go about it?

What would be your cover story? It would not resemble any form of communism or socialism: those would be too unpopular. The deep foundation of the United States—so went my thinking—was not the comparatively recent 18th-century Enlightenment structures of the Republic, with their talk of equality and their separation of Church and State, but the heavy-handed theocracy of 17th-century Puritan New England—with its marked bias against women—which would need only the opportunity of a period of social chaos to reassert itself.

Like the original theocracy, this one would select a few passages from the Bible to justify its actions, and it would lean heavily towards the Old Testament, not towards the New.

Since ruling classes always make sure they get the best and rarest of desirable goods and services, and as it is one of the axioms of the novel that fertility in the industrialized West has come under threat, the rare and desirable would include fertile women—always on the human wish list, one way or another—and reproductive control.

Who shall have babies, who shall claim and raise those babies, who shall be blamed if anything goes wrong with those babies?

These are questions with which human beings have busied themselves for a long time. There would be resistance to such a regime, and an underground, and even an underground railroad.

Atwood suggests that they are merely a reproductive organ, one that can be discarded without thought, mercy or conscience. This is reinforced on every level; the language delivers this on a revealing scale.

The women are simply objects to be used, controlled and destroyed and the slightest hint of nonconformity to such an absurd system.

The best, and most haunting, thing about this novel is its scary plausibility. The culture created is evocative of one that could actually exist.

The way the men attempt to justify its existence is nothing short of terrifying. They make it sound perfectly normal.

Well, not normal, but an idea that could be justified to a people. Not that it is justifiable, but the argument they present has just enough eerie resemblance to a cold, logical, response to make it seem probable in its misguided vileness.

It is the ultimate means of control in its nastiness. View all 70 comments. Dec 05, Emily May rated it it was amazing Shelves: feminism , dystopia-utopia.

In a way that I always try to put into words and always, ultimately, fail. I have read a lot of books over the years and I've liked many, disliked plenty too, loved and hated a smaller amount The Handmaid's Tale is a book that changed my life.

I know, I know, big dramatic statement to make. I hear you. And normally I wouldn't say that, even about books I give five glowing stars; but with this book it is nothing short of the truth.

This book was the spark that turned me into a feminist. It was the spark that made me interested in gender politics and, through that, politics in general.

One of my favourite teachers in the world gave me this book and said "I think you'll like this one. I didn't like this book; I loved it.

And I hated it. I lost sleep over it. I lived in it. I was so completely absorbed into this world, into this dark but oddly quiet dystopian reality.

There is something about the tone of Atwood's novels that works like a knife to my heart. Quiet, rich, the drama just bubbling under the surface of the prose.

Atwood doesn't waste words, she doesn't sugarcoat her stories with meaningless phrases, everything is subtle and everything is powerful.

This dystopia is a well-told feminist nightmare. An horrific portrait of a future that seems far too reminiscent of aspects of our own society and its very real recent history.

The best kind of dystopian fiction is, for me, that which convinces me this world might or could happen. Atwood's world-building may be sparse and built up gradually as the story unfolds, but she slowly paints a portrait of stifling oppression and injustice that had me hanging on her every word.

For someone like me who was so caught up in Offred's experiences, this book was truly disturbing. In the best possible way.

There are so many themes and possible interpretations that can be taken from this book - plenty of which I've literally written essays on - but I'll let new readers discover and interpret the book for themselves.

I will issue you one warning, though: the ending is ambiguous and puts many people off the book. It made the story even more powerful, in my opinion, and guaranteed I would never be able to forget Offred and, indeed, this whole book.

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories. View all 74 comments. Nov 29, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , classics , science-fiction.

The election gave us Willie Horton, and a reminder about how violent and evil society had become. Finally, even though Chernobyl happened shortly after the book was published, the Union Carbide disaster in Bopal, India was still fresh in the headlines—a reminder that even the air is not safe.

It was not hard at the time to extrapolate the ultimate end that this cocktail of fundamentalism, conservatism, violence, disease, and disaster would bring, but what Atwood could not know, is how much of her novel would become reality in the world.

Amazingly, twenty years after it was written, there are elements of the story that have become true—perhaps not in the United States, where the story takes place, but throughout the world.

It was shocking to read in the book that the initial attack on the US Government was blamed on Islamic Fundamentalists, though the story was written after the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing, and the massacre at the Rome airport.

When the Murrah building in Oklahoma City was bombed, the initial reaction by the media was to blame Islamic terrorists, when in fact—like the novel—the terrorism was homegrown.

The scale of the attack that took out the US Government in the novel is also eerily similar to the attacks of September 11, This novel should serve as a cautionary warning about the result of any extremist view taken to its logical conclusion—the Taliban is proof that society cannot dismiss the notions of this book as outrageous and extreme.

View all 41 comments. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning. The dystopian future she describes in "Gilead" which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories: Martha for housework and cooking, Jezebels easy to guess, right?

It is beautifully written with lots of flashba Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning.

It is beautifully written with lots of flashbacks of "Offred", the protagonist's name, of how things devolved into the horrors of her present.

It is disturbing because it exposes the politics of reproduction and male sexuality taken to extremes of violence that are shocking and, yet, probably seemed one possible future during the Reaganite 80s when she wrote the book and now feel like the world of which Michael Pence in particular and perhaps Paul Ryan but most definitely Steve Bannon must dream.

Could things so change as quickly as she describes in the book? Let us hope not. It was thought-provoking cover to cover. All in all, a very well-written feminist text that should serve as a clarion call for defending women's rights to maintain control over their own bodies and lives now and forever.

Just found this article about my last point: here Drumpf's sexist, violent tweet against Morning Joe and the escalating attacks against reproductive freedom are moving the American experiment dangerously towards Atwood's Gilead.

Any of my review readers want to tell me whether the Hulu show about this book is worth my time or not? That being said, I have watched 5 episodes of S03 and been disappointed.

For those who may not know, only S01 is based on the book. The other two seasons are new writing but with Margaret Atwood supervising the writer's room.

I am quite interested to know if anyone has already read the sequel that was just published in September ? View all 79 comments.

Apr 20, Adina rated it it was amazing Shelves: classics , dystopia , , canada , fantasy-sf. Night I am lying awake in my bed.

I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come. Outside, the rain is whipping the windows without mercy. My husband is sleeping next to me, oblivious to my struggle.

I need my thoughts to go away. I need to forget that I just finished the Handmaid's Tale and its effect on me. But no.

How can I review such a book? How can I explain how I feel? I can't say I enjoyed it. I was both dreading and expecting to open the pages.

I wanted it to be over, like I want a punishment to be over. It made me choke; I was uncomfortable and in pain the whole pages. However, I was also in awe to the power and poetry of Atwood's writing.

The last novel they made me feel this way was Never Let Me Go. I can still smell the heavy the heavy atmosphere.

This is it. Both were about submission to a terrible destiny. I could not understand and accept it then and I cannot do it now.

Or can I? What would I do to survive, if submission were the only hope? There is a knot in my throat. What she wrote in this novel, the world she created is absurd isn't it?

It cannot happen, not in a million years, right? We are past this, we have evolved enough. We cannot get there. It would be terrible, unthinkable.

And still Trump is just as dangerous. Le Pen can become the next president in France. Yes the daughter of the man that said that Holocaust did not exist.

The world is a dangerous place and freedom is fragile. We need to open our eyes, be vigilant and never be complacent with what we have so it is not taken from us.

I still cannot sleep. The rain becomes even more punishing. My mind races. I think about the past of my country. In the end of the novel, at Historical Notes, there were a few examples of other similar regimes that reacted as Gilead.

It said that Romania has anticipated Gilead in the eighties by banning all forms of birth control, and imposing other restrictions.

Ok, there were no compulsory pregnancy tests and promotion did not depend on fertility but a decree was passed by Ceausescu, our last communist president where all birth control and abortion was banned.

The punishment for not complying was severe; women were imprisoned and beaten to confess. During the 20 years when the decree was in place, more than 10, women died from illegal, mostly home-made abortions.

Not so long ago. We cannot go back to that, can we? Another hurtful subject. To have your child taken away from you. To be unable to have a child and have your husband conceive with someone else while you watch.

A nightmare for any woman or man. No more love, no more sex for pleasure. No, here I draw the line. I cannot see this happen. She tends to write some uncomfortable stuff, that author.

And scared. I found in another review an interesting article wrote by Atwood where she discusses the book. Adina Jennifer wrote: "Adina, at first your review excited me by capturing your conflicting feelings.

As I read on, I was more and more moved by its truth a Jennifer wrote: "Adina, at first your review excited me by capturing your conflicting feelings.

As I read on, I was more and more moved by its truth and gravity. Adina Katy wrote: "Couldn't agree more.. Have you watched the series or are you afraid of being a little disappointed?

I usually am with adaptations. Shelves: canada , and-more , disturbia , adoration , man-booker-shortlist-longlist , feminism-feminist-undertones , dystopian-fiction , real-issues-fake-people , gender-studies-sexuality , by-women-who-matter.

Consider this not a ground-breaking work of literature. Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant-garde mode of narration. Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins.

Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe either. Instead, consider The Handmaid's Tale an almost physical experience.

Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news - a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone-chilling, cruel, unalter Consider this not a ground-breaking work of literature.

Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news - a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone-chilling, cruel, unaltered truth and nothing but the truth.

Move over Bram Stoker. Move over H. Fade away into oblivion, Edgar Allan Poe. Disappear down the depths of obscurity, Stephen King.

Your narratives are not nearly as coldly brutal, your premonitions not nearly as portentous. Because Ms Atwood, presents to us something so truly disturbing in the garb of speculative fiction that it reminds one of Soviet-era accounts of quotidian hardships in Gulag labour camps.

Speculative is it? Isn't the whittling down of a woman to the net worth of her reproductive organs and her outer appearance an accepted social more?

Isn't blaming the rape victim, causing her to bear the burden of unwarranted shame and social stigma a familiar tactic employed by the defense attorney?

Hasn't the 21st century witnessed the fate of Savita Halappanavars who are led to their untimely deaths by inhumane laws of nations still unwilling to acknowledge the importance of the life of a mother over her yet unborn child?

Doesn't the 21st century have materially prosperous nations governed by absurd, archaic laws which prohibit a woman from driving a car?

Doesn't the world still take pleasure in terrorizing activists like Caroline Criado-Perez with threats of rape and murder only because they have the audacity to campaign for female literary icons Jane Austen to become the face of Britain's pound note?

Do I not live in a country where female foeticide is as normal an occurrence as the rising and setting of the sun? Are we still calling this speculative fiction?

Some may wish to labour under the delusion that the women belonging to this much vaunted modern civilization of ours are not experiencing the same nightmare as Offred and are at perfect liberty to do what they desire.

But I will not. Because when I look carefully, I notice shackles encircling my feet, my hands, my throat, my womb, my mind. Shackles whose presence I have become so used to since the dawn of time, that I no longer possess the ability to discern between willful submission and conditioned subservience.

But thankfully enough, I have Margaret Atwood to jolt me back into consciousness and to will me to believe that I am chained, bound and gagged.

That I still need to break free. I thank her for making me shudder with indignation, revulsion and righteous anger. I thank her for causing bile to rise up my throat.

And I thank her for forcing me to see that women of the present do live in a dystopia like Offred's United States of America.

We just prefer to remain blissfully blind to this fact at times. Disclaimer:- I mean no disrespect to the other writers mentioned in this review all of whom I have read and deeply admire.

Shelves: favorites , contemporary , booker , , dystopias-post-apocalyptic , , What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel. It doesn't feel dated or far-fetched at all, thanks to President Trump.

Claire Danes is a pretty good match for this narrative. Original review Imagine the near future where power is overtaken by the religious right under the guise of protection from Islamic terrorism.

Imagine the future where the roles of the women reduced to those assigned to them in Old Testament - they are no longer allowed to read, work, own property, or handle money.

Im What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel. Imagine that due to the pollution and man-created viruses, the fertility rates are so low that the few fertile women the Handmaids are now a communal property and are moved from house to house to be inseminated by men of power under the watchful eye of their wives.

Imagine the future where women can only be the Wives, domestics the Marthas , sexual toys the Jezebels , female prison guards the Aunts , wombs the Handmaids , or, if they are unsuited for any of these roles, Unwomen who are sent off to the Colonies where they harvest cotton if they are lucky or clean out radioactive waste if they aren't.

Well, after you've imagined that, you can imagine very easily how much I was terrified by this book. As a modern woman, I am horrified by the notion that at some point in time I can become nothing more than a servant, a toy, a reproductive organ.

The world created by Atwood seems too much of a stretch of imagination at a first glance, but if the current climate, how implausible this feminist dystopia really is?

To say I am impressed by this novel is to say nothing, really. This book is one of those that stays in your brain and you keep coming back to it over and over again.

Having said that, I have to note, that this is definitely not an easy read. Offred the protagonist Handmaid is in many ways a frustrating narrator: she is broken, she is passive, she is desperate and her only goal is to make it through another day.

The ending is ambiguous. The narration is complex with constant switching from present to past and back. But it all worked perfectly for me.

For me, "The Handmaid's Tale" is a powerful novel that is in my mind next to Saramago's "Blindness," another book that left me sleepless.

Reading challenge: View all 57 comments. I don't even know where to start with this book?? I was not able to connect with the Characters in the book at all.

It was a task to completely finish this book at all. I know I am in the minority, but I don't know what all the hype was with this book. I think that Atwood was long winded in her writing style and did not help with the connections with the Characters.

I honestly don't have much more to say about this book. View all 38 comments. Grace I completely agree with this rating! I really wanted to like this book but it was such a chore to read.

Sep 13, AM. Can Yildiz totally, just read it and was completely disappointed, it was a huge task to even get through it. Not a very well written book.

The writing itself is clumsy. It doesn't feel like you're reading a story; it feels like you're reading a piece of writing.

Good writers put their words together for a calculated effect, but Atwood's words aren't just calculated-- they're contrived.

In a good piece of writing, you shouldn't see the writer at all. You shouldn't see the structure of their writing. All you should see is the story.

If you're seeing the deliberate cadence of a phrase, or the use of repet Not a very well written book. If you're seeing the deliberate cadence of a phrase, or the use of repetition instead of its effect, then these style choices weren't done subtly enough.

If you can see the writer's style through their words, then they're just not doing it right. I think Atwood very much falls into this trap.

Her style lacks the subtlety required to tell a story like this. The other problem is that it's impossible to forget that this was written in the mids.

The appeal of dystopian fiction, I thought, was that it served as a timeless warning against the pitfalls of humanity. Of course, I'm not a big fan of dystopian writing, so I can only draw on again as a reference, but: the great thing about is that it doesn't read like it was written in It doesn't read as an unambiguous warning against communism, which would make it static and irrelevant today, where the red threat has passed.

It is as yet a timeless story, a warning against the state, which did not discredit itself in , but which instead took on a new meaning.

Today, one doesn't read Orwell as a warning against communism in particular, but against oppression in general. What's great about is that it is ambiguous enough to remain dynamic and relevant through reinterpretation, but real enough that it resonates across the years to mean something still.

The Handmaid's Tale doesn't carry that kind of resonance. It's just not, to me, that powerful a story, and then Atwood drops in details, devices, that ground it more and more solidly into the mids.

That the novel is set contemporary to her writing it fixes the action in time. She makes reference to real movies, real magazines, real time frames, real places, real events.

But to understand them, you need to have an intimate understanding of what was going on in the world in You need to understand what North American culture was like.

You need to understand how American history was being interpreted. But you also need to understand that Iran was a new player, a new threat on the world stage, and you need to understand how the world reacted to it.

But these background concepts are not universal, nor are they timeless. Already people are forgetting about the s brand of feminism, and already people are forgetting about the Iranian revolution.

And North American culture is not a homogeneous as it once was: today the religious right could not stage a coup as is described in the novel, because there are too many diverse groups and networks today who would oppose it.

Arguably the religious right has seized power, but not like that. Atwood's vision of an extremist revolution is dated, which makes me question the validity of the other warnings she puts forth.

That's not to say that I think it's a bad book. Atwood does advance some chilling theories about the future of mankind, and even as I sat there shaking my head and going, "that could never happen," the possibilities are deeply disturbing.

The novel served as a warning in its own time, and it is interesting to read it with that in mind. And if you like dystopian fiction, then it is definitely worth a read.

I just have a problem in reconciling the novel's message with today's reality, where Atwood's fears actually seem to be the least of our worries. View all 51 comments.

Don't let the bastards grind you down. What can I even say that hasn't already been said? I'm awed to my core, this book is a prediction, a revelation, a hymn.

This book is so fucking old, yet so fucking relatable and ahead of its time The events in this dystopian book seem like such a close reality which scares me for the future of humanity.

I wanted to read t 4. I wanted to read this book for such a long time I'm so fascinated by stories like this, dystopian stories that hold truth to them, and I wanted to dive into this book with everything I had.

And it happened. This book consumed me, I wanted to know everything, all the little excruciating details of this brand new world, all the thoughts in June's head, everything.

The writing was fascinating and yet sometimes I kinda lost track, especially at the dialogue parts which weren't really dialogue.

The pace was a little slow, but I'm so used to YA quick pacing so I don't hold that against it. But this book was never boring or dull, it was everything it should be.

I saw some major differences with the show, the show took some characters and situations and created multiple things that didn't exist in the book.

And I commend them on that. The TV show and and the book are two sides of the same coin, what lacked in the former the latter had and the opposite.

One thing that let me down about the book is that we didn't see Serena and her relationship with June flourish at all.

Their relationship is such a strong dynamic in the show, it is so fascinating to watch. At least we got to see it develop in the show.

I'm so irrevocably happy this story is going to continue, and so soon I've heard. We all know that came to be because of the success of the TV show, but I can't hold that against anyone because the story we are going to follow in the sequel is so much more different than season 2 of the TV show.

I can't wait to again devour the next book, and I hope for many nexts. This is my first time reading a book from this author, and I don't think it will be my last.

To sum it all up, read this book. It tackles so many important issues about feminism and liberty of speech and it's even more important to read it if you're a woman.

Just do it. You won't regret it. And till the next time, K BYE!!! View all 18 comments. Nov 28, Miranda Reads rated it really liked it Shelves: dystopian-us.

We were the people who were not in the papers. Set in the not-so-distant future, Offred is designated as a Handmaid.

Meaning her fertile womb "allows" her to stay in the house of Fred as his legal consort. Hence the name "Of Fred" and the not-so-subtle foreshadowing "offered".

Her alternative? Working in the radioactive wastelands which would undoubtedly lead to her We were the people who were not in the papers.

Working in the radioactive wastelands which would undoubtedly lead to her death within years. So, she stays on as a "handmaid" in the hopes of producing a child by Fred to be raised by him and his wife.

Once she fulfills her duties, she'd be passed on to the next man and his wife. As a result, we are forced to read as she is systematically raped by Fred on her fertile nights.

Even she accepted it as a part of life - we see a bit of the conditioning and training brain washing done on new Handmaids. It's a wonder they all weren't more screwed up.

According to the introduction, Margaret Atwood did not create any of the rules, regulations and punishments forced upon these women.

What she did was take all of the real terrors that women have suffered throughout the ages and force them to happen all at once. Thus creating a single eye-opening dystopian novel.

This was a difficult novel to read and while I am glad to have read it once, I plan to never never look at it again.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. View all 35 comments. Janeth I do agree with the point that Margaret Atwood put all the real world struggles of a women in one story.

In society women are expected to have childre I do agree with the point that Margaret Atwood put all the real world struggles of a women in one story.

In society women are expected to have children and sometimes having children isn't ideal for some. It can come as a surprise or forced upon to.

Miranda Reads Janeth wrote: "I do agree with the point that Margaret Atwood put all the real world struggles of a women in one story.

In society women are expected Janeth wrote: "I do agree with the point that Margaret Atwood put all the real world struggles of a women in one story.

In society women are expected to have children and sometimes having children isn't ideal for A true dystopian classic. The account reminds me of, and is probably written trying to somehow emulate, "The Diary of Anne Frank.

This is misogyny to the nth degree. It is a holoca A true dystopian classic.

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  1. Moogukree

    eben was zu machen in diesem Fall?

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