The Role Of The Government In The Handmaid's Tale, By Margaret Atwood

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Who has the right to control our lives? The human rights are often abused by government. By controlling people, governments take away the rights that people need to survive. Some people might say that the government should have a complete control in its citizen’s lives, but they should only control their lives to some extent. Government should not try to change people's beliefs, it should not interfere with our right to live freely and women's right to education. Government can trick people into believing something by lying about it often enough, but it cannot change the beliefs of people who know what is true. In The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, a character named Offred said, “I would like to believe this is a story I’m telling. I need to believe it. I must believe it. Those who can believe that such stories are only stories have a better chance” (Atwood 49). This quotation shows how some people who do not believe the government does not have the courage to speak out and they try to change themselves in order to stay alive. In 1984, by George Orwell, Winston said, “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale…show more content…
People should be able to go everywhere and whenever they want to. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, sets a great example of how the government restrict us from the right to freedom. In the book, the narrator said, “We aren't allowed to go there except in twos. This is supposed be for our protection, though the notion is absurd: we are well protected already” (Atwood 27). This quotation shows that they make rules and say that they will protect us. In reality, rules like this does not do any good to our society. “The government should take appropriate measures to safeguard life by making laws to protect you and, in some circumstances, by taking steps to protect you if your life is at risk”
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