The Handmaid's Tale Essay | Ideal-ology : the Life

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Summary: The Handmaids Tale, set in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a novel that presents a totalitarian theocracy that has forced a certain class of fertile women to produce babies for elite barren couples. These "handmaids," who are denied all rights and are severely beaten if they are uncooperative, are reduced to state property.

Anyone who knows anything about social utopia will say that it is impossible. The attempt by an external authority to eliminate a problem by using force always creates a bigger dilemma then the problem itself. The Handmaids Tale, "Set in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the novel presents a totalitarian theocracy (Gilead) that has forced a certain class of fertile women to produce babies for elite barren couples. These "handmaids," who are denied all rights and are severely beaten if they are uncooperative, are reduced to state property." Because women were victims of sexual assault and violence in the time before, the republic of Gilead has been formed where women now are degraded down to their procreative functions and are no longer viewed as the objects of men's sexual fantasies. Why should the solution to all of society's problems be that extreme? Government and religious institutions should have no right...

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