The Handmaid's Tale Essay | Corrupting the Mind: The Handmaids Tale

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Corrupting the Mind: The Handmaids Tale

Summary: In The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, women are oppressed by men, and right and wrong are corrupted. Atwood takes modern cultural stereotypes to the extreme by creating uniquely female societal roles.
Women in today's society are considered and viewed as less important than men; this is mostly due to the expectations men have set for these women and how women cannot escape from this subtle oppression. When the men formed the Republic of Gilead, they sought to rid society of mistreatment of women; nuisances such as pornography and sexual abuse were all outlawed in this new Republic. However, due to the culture of the dystopian society in which The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, takes place, women are oppressed by men to the point that their very ideas of what is right and wrong is corrupted.

Offred, the protagonist of the story, is a woman transformed into a "handmaid" who has experienced oppression by men in both societies. However, in Gilead, the intensity of the oppression has fundamentally corrupted women and forced them to accept...

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