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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood µ 8 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS 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. Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe eitherInstead consider The Handmaid s Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone chilling cruel unaltered truth and nothing but the truthMove over Bram Stoker Move over HP Lovecraft Fade away into oblivion Edgar Allan Poe Disappear down the depths of obscurity Stephen King Your narratives are not nearly as coldly brutal your premonitions not nearly as portentous Because Ms Atwood presents to us something so truly disturbing in the garb of speculative fiction that it reminds one of Soviet era accounts of uotidian hardships in Gulag labour camps Speculative is itAren t the Offreds Of Fred Ofglens Of Glen Of warrens Of Warren of Gilead euivalent to the Mrs So and So s of the present reduced to the identity of their male partners Isn t the whittling down of a woman to the net worth of her reproductive organs and her outer appearance an accepted social Isn t blaming the rape victim causing her to bear the burden of unwarranted shame and social stigma a familiar tactic employed by the defense attorneyHasn t the 21st century witnessed the fate of Savita Halappanavars who are led to their untimely deaths by inhumane laws of nations still unwilling to acknowledge the importance of the life of a mother over her yet unborn childDoesn t the 21st century have materially prosperous nations governed by absurd archaic laws which prohibit a woman from driving a carDoesn t the world still take pleasure in terrorizing activists like Caroline Criado Perez with threats of rape and murder only because they have the audacity to campaign for female literary icons Jane Austen to become the face of Britain s 10 pound noteDo I not live in a country where female foeticide is as normal an occurrence as the rising and setting of the sunAre we still calling this speculative fictionSome may wish to labour under the delusion that the women belonging to this much vaunted modern civilization of ours are not experiencing the same nightmare as Offred and are at perfect liberty to do what they desire But I will notBecause when I look carefully I notice shackles encircling my feet my hands my throat my womb my mind Shackles whose presence I have become so used to since the dawn of time that I no longer possess the ability to discern between willful submission and conditioned subservienceBut thankfully enough I have Margaret Atwood to jolt me back into consciousness and to will me to believe that I am chained bound and gagged That I still need to break free I thank her for making me shudder with indignation revulsion and righteous anger I thank her for causing bile to rise up my throat And I thank her for forcing me to see that women of the present do live in a dystopia like Offred s United States of America We just prefer to remain blissfully blind to this fact at times Disclaimer I mean no disrespect to the other writers mentioned in this review all of whom I have read and deeply admire The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of her Uzice sa vranama own and access to knowledge But all The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition of that is gone now Funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing The Handmaid's Tale is at Bog se nikad ne smeje of literature Consider this not a piece The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of fiction boasting an avant garde mode Mermen The Mermen Trilogy #1 on the concept Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija of subjugation Stara srpska religija i mitologija of the weak by the Košulja sretnog čovjeka ones holding 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a country where female foeticide is as normal an Šestinski kišobran occurrence as the rising and setting Claimed for Their Use (Ventori Masters, #2) of the sunAre we still calling this speculative fictionSome may wish to labour under the delusion that the women belonging to this much vaunted modern civilization Fališ mi druga knjiga jesenljeto of The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky ours are not experiencing the same nightmare as Offred and are at perfect liberty to do what they desire But I will notBecause when I look carefully I notice shackles encircling my feet my hands my throat my womb my mind Shackles whose presence I have become so used to since the dawn Leading Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United of time that I no longer possess the ability to discern between willful submission and conditioned subservienceBut thankfully enough I have Margaret Atwood to jolt me back into consciousness and to will me to believe that I am chained bound and gagged That I still 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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood µ 8 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS The Handmaid's Tale 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. 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 ArabiaMore than thirty years have passed since The Handmaid s Tale was first published in 1985 but many still think of it as the go to book for feminist fiction It makes numerous best of lists the kinds with 99 other books everyone should read before dying Even so The Handmaid s Tale frustrates me a lot and not only because it contains run on sentences and needlessly abandons uotation marks This is no train wreck like Jos Saramago s Blindness but it s bad enough Simply put if you can ignore whether you agree or disagree with Margaret Atwood s ideas about politics religion and women s rights the plot and setting make no senseThe religiosity of the Reagan era inspired Atwood s dystopia in which fundamentalist Christians have taken over society While that premise does give me the heebie jeebies Atwood s taken the idea to a literal extreme to make a point This ruins the foundation of The Handmaid s Tale because most American fundies would balk at this world Atwood imagines the extreme of the extreme and in the process completely misunderstands American evangelicalism I m a heathen bastard and no fan of religion Fundamentalism has hurt people particularly women for millennia Extremism continues to hurt people every day especially in some parts of the world especially in some states Even so it s hard to accept Atwood s dystopia when it s set in the US in the near future and in Massachusetts one of the most progressive states in the country one of only sixteen states in the union with state constitutional protections for abortion since 1981 I believe Massachusetts is a liberal bastion when it comes to American women s reproductive rights so it s an odd setting for this brand of nightmare In recent decades Massachusetts is also one of the least religious states so it s an odd setting for a theocracy tooAtwood chose Massachusetts for its puritanical history I can embrace the connection to the Reagan administration in the same way I can embrace Orwell s fear of communism in 1984 but to imagine an unchanging puritanical Massachusetts reuires a bit too much Societies Don t Change OvernightThe Handmaid s Tale is told in first person by a woman who s lived in our present day or less as well as in this dark fundamentalist Tomorrowland She s gone from wearing flip flops and sundresses to a full body religious habit color coded red to match her subservient role She was married once had a child Now she s another s property one of the handmaids sent from one man s house to another The hope is that she will become pregnant when a prominent man s wife cannot Her life has been flipped and made forfeit She lives in fear and depression and abuse This is meant to make me unnerved and it doesButSimply because an author wants to comment on society doesn t mean he or she can ignore important logical story elements The logic part should be emphasized here I think given this is supposed to be science fiction not fantasy Although Atwood does insist The Handmaid s Tale is speculative fiction because that further legitimizes her storyor something Never mind that sci fi and fantasy are types of speculative fictionThere s a uestion I have that never gets answered not properly at least How did this happen so uickly How did we go from burning bras to having every part of our lives regulated Why did it take Massachusetts decades centuries to reject puritanism but only a few years to reject liberalismRights can erode but you don t see it happen on such a large scale and so seamlessly and not overnight Nothing happens overnight especially not governmental takeovers in relatively stable secular societies which is the book s scenario Societies evolve one way or another usually rather slowly Civil moral and regime changes don t sneak up on you It wasn t the case in Germany before Hitler in China before Mao in Afghanistan before the Taliban in Syria before its civil war It s not the case in 2016 with people like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump leading in GOP primary polls The world may be disappointing and horrible sometimes but it is rarely surprisingIf Atwood had built her dystopia on a chain of events that occurred over a longer period of time or explained how everything unraveled so uickly I might have been on board with the premise That isn t how The Handmaid s Tale is written though The explanations for the sudden changes are fantastical at best dependent on evil digitized money be careful with the mobile payments and bitcoins ladies and misogynistic conservative conspiracies that readers are to believe could bring millions of people to a 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