The Role Of Women In The Handmaid's Tale

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Living in a society filled with standards, restrictions and ideals, yet we pertain this idea that our world is worthy. Worthy of the sacrifices women make. Worthy of the limits homosexuals follow. Worthy of the lives being controlled. Our world has experienced these perceptions through the past and the present, but will it advance through the future? In the novel The Handmaid 's Tale by Margaret Atwood, an idea of the future is shown through a dystopian society in which women are solely used for their ability to procreate as they are to please men. Men, needless to say, also have some restrictions they have to comply with, but in this dystopian society, as one would expect, women have it the worst. Yet people are just accepting what society tells them to do. And accepting what society wants you to, leads to the lack of fulfillment in life as shown through the novel’s flashbacks towards the narrator 's memorable past, and through the narrator 's interior dialogue. Women had to give up everything they had pursued in their lives to end up in the lives of those who then owned them. The narrator of the novel, Offred, illustrates the sacrifices that were put upon her to take, due to a request from this new civilization. In the novel, Offred would be contemplating the loss of her daughter, in who is or in who has been a huge part of her life, “She fades I can’t keep her here with me, she 's gone now. Maybe I do think of her as a ghost, the ghost of a dead girl, a little girl who

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