Offred’s thoughts relieves a glimmer of anguish by drawing connections of her liberal past to remember humanity and remain sane. Indeed, Atwood exemplifies humans taking for granted basic rights as latently important. Although conscious of the implications Offred passively accepts her new name. The naivety of the Handmaids makes Gilead dangerous, as their tyranny has no bounds. Furthermore, the patronymic composition, “Of” and the Commander’s name expresses the objectification of Handmaids as property of the Commander thus dehumanizes the Handmaid and accentuate their absence of personhood.
In an array of behaviors, it is evident that she is not truly invested in Mr. Kip and that she is dating someone merely because she has to. If she is to remain single, people would look at her as if there is something wrong with her to not attract someone else. These actions are done due to the imposed standards for women in society, thus obligating her to do what she necessarily doesn’t want to do. In addition, this follows up on her appearance, in both the way she presents herself as a person and in the physical attributes she acquires, it is purely synthetic and these actions are all done to appease her lover. Gillian exemplifies the idea that when “men act and women appear.
Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, theatrically said in 1891 that “progress has been made” because of “disobedience and... rebellion.” Furthermore, Wilde argues that disobedience is man's original virtue. Disobedience of law led to the American Revolution, desegregation, and improved civil rights across the board, proving that Wilde is correct. However, Wilde's claim ignores disobedience or the law that is regressive and detrimental to the health of the public, such as the Confederacy seceding for slavery, school districts that refused to desegregate, shootings that kill dozens of people. Additionally, in early human life, obedience was important for survival, leading me to believe that disobedience is “man's original virtue” if motivated by greed,
When her character is first introduced, she made ethical decision to choose her career over her family, and to view people as insignificant creatures. Rita criticizes and neglects those around her. Her emotional state of being, and her choice of work creates serious ethical dilemmas. As she worked with Sam
Hester Prynne was eventually able to overcome her rebellion by maturing and accepting herself for who she is as a person. After the events of being humiliated in front of the townspeople, Hester isolated herself in a small cottage in order to overcome her “monster.” The Scarlet Letter led Hester to change and become the person she was at the end of the book and, “...was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her
John’s message would remarkable change the story because it would give a possibility of mending Tita’s relationship with her mother. By “keeping close to those who love you”, Tita could likely learn to appreciate her mother. The story would be torn apart because the main antagonist is her mother, by mending the relationship between with mother, you might as well throw away half of the story because Tita’s mother caused much of the problems Tita has to deal in the other half of the story such as the drama with Rosaura and Pedro. This final effect is so puissant that almost all the problems would be eliminated and Tita would end up taking care of her mother until she
By forbidding the person she was before the government plan Gilead began supposedly to end violence and the male gaze towards women, the real reason is because of infertility caused by environmental concerns. The fanatical believers find a way to justify oppression. Aunt Lydia said, “[i]n the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from.” (pg 24).
The feminist is exposed to rebuild the culturally learned accepted behavior and make attempt against the stigmatize attached to the of disapproval of the unfeminine behavior. The lack of uniformity of the gender construction across the cultures shows its chance for the change. Here the feminist more concerned about the harm done by the “natural” to the women in her everyday life. As per one school of thought, the “women can be different, but equal.”
After living in a world with no freedom with only memories of her life before, Offred begins to get frustrated. Once Offred begins to see that even high ranking people in this society break the rules, she begins to as well. Although, Offred knows breaking the rules is wrong and can have consequences she can not continue to live this way. It began with small rules such as women in the red center communicating and sharing names.
Surrogacy has been said to exploit women, however I disagree and feel it liberates those unable to carry a child. Katz argues that surrogacy “reduces the women to a container” and leads to reproductive works being controlled by others. While Purdy argues that by willingly agreeing to be a surrogate it creates a positive situation which enables infertile, non-traditional families to have children, and the surrogates to be compensated for their service. I agree with Purdy, believing Katz wrongly represents the liberating miracle surrogacy can bring to those unable to carry children. It has been argued surrogacy targets and exploits the poor, however by doing so it deems any job or service the less fortunate take to be exploitation.