Margaret Atwood Handmaid Analysis

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Both authors offer a harsh commentary on the section of society that offers seemingly no resistance to the power of control. Through the handmaids’ narration Atwood offers her critiques of the societies complacency, and implies a level on consciousness on their behalf “Whatever is going on is as usual. Even this is as usual, now. We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn 't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it. ((p66)10.24-25)”. A theme present in both novels, the authors show the pointed criticism of this through their negative portrayal of certain individuals. Margaret Atwood presents the character of Janine, a righteous, obedient, and pretentious handmaid. Janine is shown as a weak individual, piously vocal in her faith of the
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