Discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

In The Handmaid’s Tale the women cannot “work”, which really means they cannot leave the house. They can still bear children for another woman. Someone also takes care of these children.

Moira never follows the direction of Gilead. She tries to escape twice. In her second attempt she is successful, but she becomes a prostitute. Can women be valuable to men in a world like Gilead? Can women be valuable in a world that is focused on one goal? If we run from something all of our life and then we find ourselves running to it, have we just discovered that which we should have known all along?

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