The banning of abortion is anti-feminist due to the motivating factors of fear, manipulation by encouraging “traditional” values, and marginalizing women’s opinions. To start, motivating by fear is a common tactic used to scare women to stop having abortions. Atwood’s inspirations were drawn from the agenda’s of severe anti-abortionists such as Reagan. One case, in particular, was the case of Akron V. Akron in 1983. This unconstitutional law proposed anyone seeking abortion must meet with a multitude of ridiculous standards, including such things as forceful reading of anti abortion material, parental consent, and a 24 hour waiting period.
Imagine having no option other than breaking the government laws to survive. In the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood in the new society, Republic of Gilead, a strict government is established. Offred is ultimately trying to survive with the new laws that were implemented. Therefore, the quest for survival leads to breaking laws as expressed through the tone of Offred, foreshadowing Offred and her daughter attempted escape, and plot twist of Serena Joy. In the novel, Offred is considered a trustworthy person, but throughout the novel, she loses “trust” ordinarily it is emphasized by the tone that she describes her stories because she is trying to survive by breaking laws.
She is telling her story and demonstrating how Gilead is using a horrific way of ruling and enforcing state laws. Therefore, Gilead Republic is a dictatorship society due to the lack of freedom and education that it provides for its community. Also, the government is using execution as a way to scare the citizens so as not to
In this regard, it is first crucial to understand that the Victorian society was based on strict morals that considered people who failed to conform to its demands as outcasts. In the novel, the author presents the readers with two forms of outcasts including a fallen woman who was Ruth and an illegitimate child in Leonard. When Ruth moved into Benson's house, they thought that it was necessary to hide her true identity so that her past could not be revealed. However, through several coincidental circumstances, her true identity was revealed, and she was therefore viewed as an outcast. People like Bradshaw, who took pride in strict adherence to moral character, immediately fired Ruth and regretted having ever allowed her access to his house.
This idea can be seen throughout the book but becomes very apparent at and after the assault on Marjane’s mom. She recalls that “They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and f***ed. And then thrown into the garbage, and if I didn’t want that to happen, I should wear the veil” (74, 4-5). This demonstrates how fundamentalist men thought that since she wasn’t wearing a veil she was dressing “provocatively”, and therefore she should be used as an item and afterward would be useless.
This way of life is reinforced through the language that has been enforced by the regime. Handmaids bid adieu via the phrase “Under His Eye”, which emphasises the fact that the Eyes, short for the Eyes of God, are omnipresent and ready to extinguish/obliterate any rebellion. Everyone in Gilead watches their tongue as the Eyes could easily come in, arrest, and kill those who pose a threat to the regime. In addition, infertile women who have no useful purpose are labeled as Unwomen; literally, a not-woman. Babies who have birth defects, and then die from those defects, are labelled as Unbabies.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a story set in the Republic of Gilead, a dystopian imagining of the future of the U.S.. The country that the author creates is one in which no form of total freedom exists and people are punished for what had been normal in the past. But worst of all, in that world, women are merely tools and their only purposes are a. to govern over other women, b. to cook and do housework, and c. to procreate. The story is told from the perspective of Offred, who is a Handmaid, given the role of reproduction. This is, apparently, a role that is necessary to increase the birth rate of the republic that dropped below the zero line of replacement (p.113).
Actually, what Morrison has called “Paradise” is quite a misleading concept to the readers’ expectations. P. Fultz contends that “The nature of Morrison’s paradise must be interrogated” (38).Morrison thus subverts the conventional connotations that the title carries since the first lines of the novel illustrate the destruction of thisparadise,"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest, they can take their time”(3). The next pages of Morrison’s novel bring to light the reasons that have sparked the above violent scene. As a matter of fact, many studies have been conducted on the struggle between Ruby’s men and the Convent women and theensuing violence and fierce actions towards the women.
His fiction can, truth be told, be perused as History. "Tough 's fiction is a result of the belief systems of his period, subject to an assortment of impact, which we can then use to comprehend the historical backdrop of the period, and what made individuals accept and carry on the way they do". A long way from the Madding Crowd was composed when the British ladies ' rights development had started yet was as yet loaded by the prohibitive society. The 1870s women 's activists censured ladies ' conservative abuse and wished to be autonomous. They additionally challenged the loss of legitimate and political rights.
The sympathy is even the working women who plays a dual role is not recognized. Be it a patriarchal society or matriarchal society, women should be honored and identified as equal to men. The atrocities against women should be stopped. Feminism should be wide spread to address the problems of women promising them a bright insight into the vision of forth coming