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Cliffsnotes On Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Handmaid's Tale, you come to realize that for every utopia, there's a corresponding dystopia. This tale of a bleak future depicts a time where women are valued only for their reproductive capacities. While this cautionary tale of repression and totalitarianism is horrifying, there are moments of poetic warmth and humor. It is a brilliant satire. This concise supplement to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries A timeline of critical events that leads to the climax of the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on women's roles in the novel, and the use of literary devices, themes, and settings A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Harold Bloom
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.
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Summary And Analysis Of The Handmaid S Tale

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Handmaid’s Tale tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Margaret Atwood’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood includes: Historical context Part-by-part summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of Gilead has come to power and changed life as she knew it. Once Offred had a her own name and a loving family—a husband and daughter—both of which were taken from her; now she belongs to the Commander and his hostile wife, and her only value lies in her ability to bear a child for them. She used to read books and learn; now such things are forbidden to all women. Gripping, disturbing, and so relevant today, The Handmaid’s Tale is a brilliant novel and a chilling warning about what can happen when extreme ideas are taken to their logical conclusions. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
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Handmaid S Tale

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The Handmaid S Tale

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Summary Analysis The Handmaid S Tale By Margaret Atwood

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Book Summary of The Handmaid's Tale In the near future in the former United States, the people of Gilead exist under strict, puritanical laws. Due to a toxic environment and science experimentation, male infertility threatens to obliterate the population. Commanders of the Faithful, the elite men who founded Gilead, assign themselves both Wives and Handmaids in an effort to produce viable offspring. Each woman conducts herself according to her station. The Wives garden, and the Handmaids submit to sexual relations with their Commander each month. Marthas cook and clean, and Aunts train new Handmaids and attend births. The rigid social structure prevents friendships and even human touch. Offred's name implies property belonging to the Commander named Fred. She longs to break free from the stifling constraints of her new existence and locate her husband and daughter. As weeks pass, she becomes better acquainted with her walking partner, Ofglen. A resistance group called Mayday wants Offred's assistance in spying on the Commander. Meanwhile, he begins breaking Gileadean rules by spending evenings alone with Offred. Tensions rise as Ofglen becomes more insistent. The Commander takes advantage of his authority over his Handmaid, and the driver named Nick seduces Offred. When the Commander's Wife arranges a tryst between Nick and Offred in the hopes of producing a baby for herself, their love affair threatens both of their lives. For more information click on the BUY BUTTON!
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The Handmaid S Tale By Margaret Atwood Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Handmaid’s Tale with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which follows a young woman named Offred (the Handmaid of the title), who lives in the repressive Republic of Gilead and whose sole role is to conceive children for the powerful Commander she has been assigned to. Thanks to her friend Ofglen, she is introduced to the underground resistance movement, but soon discovers that escaping her position will not be easy. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated for the 1986 Man Booker Prize (Atwood has been nominated for the award on numerous occasions, and won it for her 2000 novel The Blind Assassin), and has recently been adapted into a critically acclaimed television series. Find out everything you need to know about The Handmaid’s Tale in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Summary Of Margaret Atwood S The Handmaid S Tale By Swift Reads

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The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel set in a version of the United States that has been overthrown by religious fundamentalists. In what was once most likely Massachusetts, under the militaristic regime of the Republic of Gilead, women no longer have civil rights or autonomy... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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