Dystopia In The Circle, The Circle And The Handmaid's Tale

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Dystopian novels such as Dave Eggers’ The Circle, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale consist a common problem that their society is run by totalitarian figures who oppress anyone that doesn’t believe in their ideals. Where the protagonists avert from being manipulated into their propaganda and arbitrary restrictions. Whereas, The Handmaid’s Tale is structured and developed into two parts, such as a sequence of events and historical context. Likewise, The Circle correlates to modern society due its contemporary lifestyle influenced by technology that supervises everyone’s motives. Which all corresponds to George Orwell’s 1984 totalitarian society where privacy is theft and the tyrannical association supervises and manipulates the public.…show more content…
Protagonist Offred is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian and theocratic society that formerly represent the United States. Handmaids are authorized to deliver children for the high-ranking couples that are having problems with having children. Offred serves the Commander and his wife, Serena Joy, a former gospel singer and advocate for traditional values. Offred is not the narrator’s real name Handmaid names consist of the word of followed by the name of the Handmaid’s Commander. When Offred is at the right point in her menstrual cycle, she must have impersonal, wordless sex with the Commander while Serena sits behind her, holding her hands. A shared problem in the dystopian novels is lack of freedom, for example like the freedom of all women, is completely restricted. She can leave the house only on shopping trips, the door to her room cannot be completely shut, and the Eyes, Gilead’s secret police force, watch her every public
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