The Handmaids Tale
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In Margaret Atwoods novel, "", the birth rate in the
United States had dropped so low that extremists decided to take matters into
their own hands by killing off the government, taking over themselves, and
reducing the womens role in society to that of a silent birthing machine. One
handmaid descr ....
Middle of paper
.... If anyone
whistles, dont turn to look. Dont go into a laundromat, by yourself, at night .
.. Women were not protected then."(p. 24)
Nobody believed it could happen to them. When the Sons of Jacob took over and
began to take away their freedom, they accepted it. They were afraid and the
Sons gave them some security. Because they accepted the first few laws, it was
hard to refuse to not go along with the ones that followed.
When the women were finally stripped of their identities, they felt ....
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