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Th and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she. I ve been moved by books in the past many times but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much so Yes Ma am I said again forgetting They used to have dolls for little girls that would talk if you pulled a string at the back I thought I was sounding like that voice of a monotone voice of a doll She probably longed to slap my face They can hit us there s Scriptural precedent But not with any implement Only with their hands Needless to say this is an absolutely awful situation From the very beginning I knew how much I was going to like this book Its story isn t one that it is simply read it demands to be heard It beckoned me to see the full force of the situation The Handmaids the average woman have no free will or individualism they are treated as simple baby producing machines An oppressive regime is forced upon them and to deviate from the said standard results in a slow and agonising death There s no hope or joy for them only perpetual subjugation Indeed this is where Atwood s awe inspiringly persuasive powers reside By portraying such a bleak situation she is able to fully demonstrate what life could be like if we suddenly followed the misogynistic views of the old testament with fierce intensity Women would have no power whatsoever This would be reinforced by a complete cultural destruction and lack of any form of self expression They would not be able to read or write they would not be able to speak their minds It would even go as far as to condition them so powerfully that they completely lack the ability of independent thought And to make it even worse the women know no difference Sure the narrator of this remembers her past but she s not allowed to She is forced to repress any sense of individual sentiment But who can remember pain once it s over All that remains of it is a shadow not in the mind even in the flesh Pain marks you but too deep to see Out of sight out of mind The narrator has a horrendous ordeal in an eually as horrendous world The notion was devised as a response against a drastic decrease in birth rates Men in power have taken complete control of women in both body and mind to insure an increase in the declining birth rates As I mentioned their individualism is repressed but the men also prevent any physical freedom The women are owned by the state by the men and by corruption their bodies are nothing than a means to provide new life In this they are degraded to a state of sub human existence they are no longer people 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 names are suggestive of the oppression the protagonist is called Offred She is of Fred she belongs to him The women are assigned names that are not their own they are dubbed with the disgusting title of Handmaiden By doing so they are left with very little of their former lives The women are simply objects to be used controlled and destroyed and the slightest hint of nonconformity to such an absurd system But here s the rub The best and most haunting thing about this novel is its scary plausibilityThe 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 The totalitarian elements provide an image of a people that will do endure anything if they re provided with a glimpse of liberty The small degree of liberty the Handmaids think they have doesn t actually exist it s an illusion a trick a shadow on the wall They re manipulated into believing it and become frenzied in the face of it It is the ultimate means of control in its nastiness A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere as long as it stays inside the maze This book was horrifying and strangely perceptive If you re thinking about reading this stop thinking just read it It s brilliant It s a book I will definitely be reading again because it is just so thought provoking and disturbingYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree Scottish Exodus that Antonia White the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and A Word Child their ovaries are viable Offred can remember Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking the years before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she. 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The Handmaid's Tale

Played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now Funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire dire warning and tour de force. I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly 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 I knew I should have resumed myself to the self imposed daily uota of 10% But no I had to read the last 30 % in one go and now I can t sleep because of it It s like a shot of caffeine to my veins How can I review such a book How can I explain how I feel I don t even know 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 312 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 Submission 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 It is absurd to think that people s will can be so easily obliterated that minds can be erased and that fear can rule one s life into submission And still Kim Jung Un in Korea Putin in Russia recently the election in Turkey 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 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 How I wished this was also part of the author s imagination 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 than 10000 women died from illegal mostly home made abortions Another world where men controlled women s body Not so long ago We cannot go back to that can we Motherhood 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 love no sex for pleasure No here I draw the line I cannot see this happen And still Historical NotesThe above memoir of a distressed reader that could not sleep because of the Handmaid s Tale was found in the notes of a mobile phone It is hard to identify the person that wrote the document as there were probably many people that lost sleep over this novel in Atwood s republic She tends to write some uncomfortable stuff that author We cannot confirm the authenticity of the document still the disturbed tone suggests that the person actually read the Handmaid s Tale and was deeply impressed by it And scaredPS I found in another review an interesting article wrote by Atwood where she discusses the book

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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a mon. 52219Looking back on my original review it reads as uaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake this not about life it s about controlling women If you can t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Women have the RIGHT to legal and safe abortions with no ualifications The fact that the narrative has gone to in cases of rape and incest is troubling Rapeincestlife of the motherhorrible birth defectsyou re young single and not readyyou have five kids and can t afford it doesn t matter This is a medical procedure and pregnancy is a risky condition it can cause death Every woman has the right to decide whether or not they want to take that risk PeriodMen don t have anything that compares to this No law is forcing them have vasectomies or even denying them their bonner pills7717 I m just going to leave this here fuck Paul Ryan but not literally ew Sleeveless women My stars and garters033117 So this Russia thing Am I right2517just another giant step towards making this book a reality like they always dreamed ofOriginal review written in 2o12WARNING This review is being written after I worked a 13 hour day with another one on the horizon tomorrow and a glass of wine and while watching the Rachel Maddow show Current events have put this book on the forefront of my mind and damn it I got to get this out I have never written a review on The Handmaid s Tale because I love the book and it is so hard to write about a book you love Ehh what the hellOfFred was a normal everyday woman with a career a name a life like all women have come to expect and take for granted in this age When the Religious Right came into power they began to put into practice their insane beliefs which strip women of their identity their rights their body their very name Women are to be called Ofwhatever asshat they belong to instead of say Beatrix Reproduction is an issue because all the toxins in the environment have rendered many women infertile But if you are fertile woe to you you get to be a baby factory against your will get promised to some jerk you don t love or even like because someone deemed him important enough to breed Oh come onThis book was written in 1986 FYI I thought it was scary and sort of possible when I first read it but farfetched This could NEVER happen in the United States of America Never would it be allowed to happen here we are too educatedSoI turn on the news in twothousandandfrikntwelve and certain religious factions on the right are trying to defund Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions which is only 3% of what they do with NO federal going towards them Mostly PP provides healthcare to women who wouldn t get it otherwiseicky poor women Now it s birth control Seriously Birth control Did I wake up in 1950 Am I stuck in a Atwood novel 98% of Catholic women technically I m one of them useused birth control Even they are asking WTF I m not sure what these people are trying to do There are women than men and we voteunless that s the next right on the chopping block There have several updates to this review that I have removed to make room for the next what follows is the most recent one It s been nearly a week since the unimaginable happened and I had to let the shock wear off before I could put a coherent non rage filled update on this review Not that I don t have rage I have plenty to spare but I think it s now at a level that is manageable enough for me not to just type out a string of obscenities That being said Update 111416 An unualified racist xenophobic sexist pathological liar psychopathic reality star was elected to be the 45th president of the United States and the leader of the free world FUCKThe United States has officially shat the bed Few foresaw it but in hindsight it was coming down the road for a very long time The United divided States voted for Hillary Clinton on whole popular vote by over 2000000 votes and counting millions are still out in California for example yet Donald Trump is our president elect gag due to an antiuated electoral college system which I could explain but I m not because Google can do that better than I can Now I m all for ditching the electoral college unless the electors decide to do what it was intended to do under this circumstance to save us from ourselves See our founding fathers knew that we would fall for some con artist demagogue at some point in the future so they wisely created the electoral college a group of actual human beings trusted upon to stop such a calamity I implore the folks of current electoral college recognize this election as a collective loss of sanity of less than a uarter of the population of this nation and on December 19th put their votes towards the popular vote winner Hillary Clinton I realize that this is unlikely but one can dreamHow did this happen There are many factors involved Lots of opportunity for pointing fingers and fighting amongst ourselves which I will admit to being a party toguilty But in my opinion what it boils down to is these four things Division misinformation apathy and fear of the other Division We are all in our own comfortable bubbles digesting the information we are most comfortable with For example I never believed there was this much hate it this country because I didn t want to look at it I knew it was there of course but not at the level that it appears to be Everyone wants to live where they feel they belong Amongst those that are like minded and reaffirm your very rightness Liberals don t want to live in Indiana or Ohiosigh any than a conservative want s to live in Washington state We even do this in our social media as well guilty again This is what messed us up with the electoral college Misinformation I am not going to tell you who s right or wrong here I ll let this study speak for itselfApathy HalfHALF the country didn t vote You guys suckFear of the other This country harbors racism than I can comprehend The white people in this country seemed a little angry about the black man in the white house and the white men were staunchly determined not to have a woman white or not follow him I don t mean all white men just too many of them chill The advantage for Trump among men is larger than the 7 point advantage Romney had in 2012 and much different than in 2008 when men preferred Obama over McCain by a single point PewResearchCenter But then there are the white women 53% went for Trumpoh my sisters I have no wordsWhich brings me to the reason why this update is relevant to this review and to this book for those who tell me that my opinion is unwarrantedagain Is the United States a racist country or a sexist country America has spoken at least the ones who cared to speak and the answer is a goodly amount of both but in this election sexism won and women lost


10 thoughts on “The Handmaid's Tale

  1. says:

    It's been almost five years since I wrote my review I've rewritten large parts of it for clarity The main idea remains the same Extremist Judeo Christian beliefs have won America's culture war Now women have no rights They are slaves to men and the biblical patriarchal society in which they live The Handmaid's Tale is the first person account of one of these enslaved womenMassachusetts Turns Into Saudi Arabia?

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    52219Looking back on my original review it reads as uaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake this not about ‘life’ it’s about controlling women If you can’t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Women have the RIGHT to legal and safe abortions with no ualifications The fact that the narrative has gone to

  3. says:

    I guess Atwood doesn't believe in uotation marks I don't think I've ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me uite a while to get used to that type of style of writing I had to go back and re read sentences again and again which doesn't really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience and it slowed me down uite a bitFirst 100 pagesReally annoyingwhy? well because I fe

  4. says:

    I’ve been moved by books in the past many times but I’ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much so “Yes Ma’am I said again forgetting They used to have dolls fo

  5. says:

    There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always

  6. says:

    edited from a paper I wrote in college about the bookIn 1986 when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid’s Tale Ronald Regan had declared “Morning in America” and society was going to renew itself by returning to the old values The Christian right in its infancy at the time was rising in reaction to the Free Love and the horrors of AIDs The 1984 election gave us Willie Horton and a reminder about how vio

  7. says:

    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 misogynisti

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    Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider

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    I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me oblivious to my struggle I need my

  10. says:

    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 TrumpClaire Danes is a pretty good match for this narrativeOriginal reviewImagine the near future where power is overtaken by the religious right under the guise of protection from Islamic terrorism Imagine the future whe

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