What Is The Loss Of Identity In The Handmaid's Tale

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Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, takes place in a post-feminist, dystopian world that personifies negative feelings towards the 1980s feminist movement and radically projects them onto civilization, producing the severe subjugation of women that quickly transitions into their dehumanization and loss of identity. Atwood uses the strong juxtaposition of oppression and power in order to warn civilization of the dangers surrounding idealistic thoughts regarding society. While Atwood’s story is one that takes place in a dystopia, she adds a very realistic undertone that makes readers feel as though any events portrayed in her novel could happen in the near future. Nothing in this realm is fabricated, not technology, or law, or even history
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