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Women And Power In Handmaid's Tale

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Handmaid’s tale is a novel about dystopia in which women’s rights and freedom are totally taken away. After a terrorist attack, the U.S. and its social order has restored. With the new law, women cannot have access to work and economic independence. They are now considered to be a possession of men and under men’s (their husbands’) control. For example, in the story, the handmaids’ names are after the commander’s name. However, Atwood in her interview with Rothstein said that “it is not a matter of men against women.” Instead, “it’s study of power, and how it operates and how it deforms or shapes the people who are living within that kind of regime.” In the previous lecture of “women and power,” we already learned how the society and tradition
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