History Literature / TheHandmaidsTale

2nd Oct '16 4:32:32 PM SailorPunkRock
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She gives a portrait of the society. She can remember before, when women still had rights; her mother was a feminist. She was married, but her husband was married before, which became important. It was a cashless society, so when the US government was overthrown and Republic of Gilead set up, they simply wiped out jobs for women and money for women at the same time. When things started getting more oppressive, she and her fella tried to flee, but she got caught; since she had been "living in sin," as her husband divorced his first wife, hence invalidating his marriage with her according to Christian fundamentalists that took over, she was made a handmaid.

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She gives a portrait of the society. She can remember before, when women still had rights; her mother was a feminist. She was married, but her husband was married before, which became important. It was a cashless society, so when the US government was overthrown and Republic of Gilead set up, they simply wiped out jobs for women and money for women at the same time. When things started getting more oppressive, she and her fella tried to flee, but she got caught; since she had been "living in sin," as her husband divorced his first wife, hence invalidating his marriage with her according to Christian fundamentalists that took over, she was made a handmaid.
handmaid, and her daughter was taken away from her and sent to a different family.
6th Sep '16 2:31:38 PM Mdumas43073
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-->"How furious she must be, now that she's been taken at her word."

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-->"How -->"She doesn't make speeches anymore. She has become speechless. She stays in her home, but it doesn't seem to agree with her. How furious she must be, now that she's been taken at her word."
19th Aug '16 10:08:07 AM AndresFD
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*ChekhovsGun: Subverted. [[spoiler: Offred manages to smuggle a match into her room and speculates what she could do with it, but never gets a chance to use it for anything.]]
16th Jul '16 8:11:01 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1985 novel by Creator/MargaretAtwood set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. A portrait of a {{Dystopia}}.

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A 1985 novel by Creator/MargaretAtwood Creator/MargaretAtwood, set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. A portrait of a {{Dystopia}}.
16th Jul '16 8:10:45 AM Mdumas43073
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9th Jun '16 11:12:17 PM Morgenthaler
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14th May '16 3:13:38 AM Lanthorn
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In 2017 Creator/{{Hulu}} will debut a miniseries starring Creator/ElisabethMoss as Offred.
27th Mar '16 8:52:05 AM mlsmithca
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or maybe not,]] given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
* StateSec: [[strike: None]] [[BlatantLies All are safe]] under ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the]] [[FacelessEye Eyes]] [[SecretPolice of]] [[CorruptChurch God]]''.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or (Or maybe not,]] not, given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
* StateSec: [[strike: None]] [[BlatantLies All are safe]] under ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the]] [[FacelessEye Eyes]] [[SecretPolice of]] [[CorruptChurch God]]''.
27th Mar '16 3:32:36 AM WillBGood
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or maybe not,]] given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
15th Mar '16 3:14:03 PM julio144
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** Speak for yourself. In fact, the state of American politics in 2016 makes the novel seem even more [[http://www.feedyourneedtoread.com/feature/gloria-steinem-on-the-handmaids-tale/ plausible]].
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