Theme Of Power In The Handmaid's Tale

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Throughout history gender plays a huge role deciding which sex is capable of possessing more power. Through power, Women are taken advantage of simply because they are female. Power of the government is unfair and gives strict rules on women. Finally, Power tends to be misused if in the wrong hands. In the Novel The Handmaid's Tale , power is obtained depending on gender.

Men have more power over women and take advantage of them. The Commander takes advantage of Offred the first time they meet. Offred says” [She] goes and places [her] lips, close, against his. [She] smells a shaving lotion, the usual kind, the hint of mothballs, familiar enough to [her]. But he's like someone [she’s] only just met.”(Atwood.162). In this scene,
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