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Freedom in "The Handmaid's Tale"

Summary: This essay is about the line in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale", that states that there are two types of freedom - freedom to and freedom from. This essay argues that there is no such thing as freedom from, as having freedom from anything does no represent freedom at all.
"There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia.

Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to.

Now you are being given freedom from.

Don't underrate it" (Atwood, 24)

To live in a country such as Canada is a great privilege. Although there are countless reasons for this statement, the liberties that all Canadians are entitled to, as declared and described in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, make Canada an envied and highly respected country internationally. However, it seems extremely unrealistic to imagine these rights being extirpated from Canadian society. In reading Margaret Atwood's, "The Handmaid's Tale", it is discovered that the revocation of these entitlements would cause a dystopian society. The principle flaw in Atwood's Gileadian society, is the justification of human rights violations. This is achieved through the misuse of the concept of...

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