The Role Of Oppression In The Handmaid's Tale

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Oppression in The Handmaid’s Tale
Throughout The Handmaid’s Tale there are many ways in which the people of Gilead are oppressed. The government of Gilead uses fear and threats of death or violence to control its citizens. The eyes organization play a large role in the oppression of the people of Gilead. The characters do not know who they can trust and are scared to speak their own opinions. Everyone besides high ranking officials in Gilead society are not allowed to read or write. This allows the government to regulate what the citizens are being exposed to. The government of Gilead oppresses its people in many ways.

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