The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood




Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

My Thoughts 

It’s taken me over a month to compile my thoughts together to write this review.

I started this book after seeing Anna James talk about it a lot on Twitter and also because I knew other people who had read it recently. I was warned before I started the book  that I may find it uncomfortable and that it may make me very angry.

Margaret Atwood’s writing style is very simple. I found it very easy to follow along with the plot.

I think while reading this book I became more feminist ( if that was even possible) it made me angry at the society. Why were Women being blamed for everything? The sad thing I realised after finishing this book was that the world I live in isn’t much different. I mean Women still aren’t getting  jobs because they’re likely to get pregnant or people think they shouldn’t have a job because Women aren’t made for to have jobs they’re made to be baby making machines 🙄 Women are still also blamed for infertility even though it may be the guys fault

I think the big misconception with this book is that all women who hate men read this book and that is not the case. The Handmaids Tale is a book that makes everyone think .

Women or Man, Feminist or not I think that you should read The Handmaids Tale and make your opinion


Published By:Anchor Books


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