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Essay | Importance of Aunt Lydia, Handmaids Tale

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Importance of Aunt Lydia, Handmaids Tale

Summary: Significance of Aunt Lydia and how she is presented, Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
What Is The Importance Of Aunt Lydia To The Novel And How Does Atwood Present Her"

Aunt Lydia is one of the ruling females in the Gilead regime. She is a woman employed to rule women, Gilead are using the tactic of ruling by splitting the opposition. According to Dr Peixoto: 'No empire imposed by force or otherwise has ever been without this feature: control of the indigenous by members of their own group'. Aunt Lydia is used by Atwood to show the flaws in Gilead, since she is shown through Offred as a vicious, narcissistic woman, Aunt Lydia is the epitomy of vindictiveness because she manipulates people and disguising her evil nature under a kind and Christian exterior and yet she is one of the most devout followers of Gilead. Atwood uses Aunt Lydia as a human to represent all that is wrong...

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