Power In The Handmaid's Tale

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The core strength for any ancient, modern or futuristic society is power. This is displayed in the novel The Handmaid’s Tale where women are belittled and striped of power, they are forced into sexual enslavement and are ascribed to stereotypical jobs. The women are subjected to harsh discrimination whilst attempting to challenge a society that endangers their lives if they fall victim to such treatments. Gilead even removes the Handmaid’s names, the women are known as Of(Male name) like Offred, since her Commander is named Fred. "Waste not want not. I am not being wasted, Why do I want?" This is said by Offred, where she feels she is only ‘used’ as needed, but she is not being wanted. But she doesn’t understand why she wants more than the

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