Download Epub Format ☆ The Handmaid's Tale PDF by ✓ Margaret Atwood

Download Epub Format ☆ The Handmaid's Tale PDF by ✓ Margaret Atwood 5 22 19Looking back on my original review, it reads as quaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed, my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake, this not about life it s about controlling women If you can t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Women have the RIGHT to legal and safe abortions with no qualifications The fact that the narrative has gone to in cases of rape and incest is troubling Rapeincestlife of the mother.
horrible birth defects.
you re young, single and not ready.
you have five kids and can t afford , it doesn t matter This is a medical procedure and pregnancy is a risky condition, it can cause death Every woman has the right to decide whether or not they want to take that risk Period There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always, ultimately, fail I have read a lot of books over the years and I ve liked many, disliked plenty too, loved and hated a smaller amount but out of the thousands I ve read, there s less than ten maybe even less than five, now I think about it that honestly hit me so hard that I would go so far as to say they changed me The Handmaid s Tale is a book that changed my life.
I know, I know, big dramatic statement to make I hear you And normally I wouldn t say that, even about books I give five glowing stars but with this book it is nothing short of the truth This book was the spark that turned me into a feminist It was the spark that made me interested in gender politics and, t

I guess Atwood doesn t believe in quotation marks.
I don t think I ve ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me quite a while to get used to that type of style of writing I had to go back and re read sentences again and again, which doesn t really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience, and it slowed me down quite a bit.
First 100 pages Really annoying.
why well because I felt like a juicy bone was being waved in front of my face Like when someone asks you, guess which celebrity died today and you ask, who and they say, well why don t you guess and you answer I don t know, I give up, just tell me , and this keeps going back and forth, back and forth, and finally you just want to say, forget it, it s not even worth it and walk away That s how I felt reading this book Kinda like Atwood was I ve been moved by books in the past, many times, but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much soYes, Ma am, I said again, forgetting They used to have dolls, for little girls, that would talk if you pulled a string at the back I thought I was sounding like that, voice of a monotone, voice of a doll She probably longed to slap my face They can hit us, there s Scriptural precedent But not with any implement Only with their hands Needless to say, this is an absolutely awful situation From the very beginning, I knew how much I was going to like this book Its story isn t one that it is simply read it demands to be heard It beckoned me to see the full force of the situation The Handmaids, the average woman Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning The dystopian future she describes in Gilead which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories Martha for housework and cooking, Jezebels easy to guess, right , Eyes, Angels soldiers for the state , infertile Wives and potentially fertile Handmaids It is beautifully written with lots of flashbacks of Offred ,the protagonist s name, of how things devolved into the horrors of her present It is disturbing because it exposes the politics of reproduction and male sexuality taken to extremes of violence that are shocking and, yet, probably seemed edited from a paper I wrote in college about the book In 1986, when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid s Tale, Ronald Regan had declared Morning in America, and society was going to renew itself by returning to the old values The Christian right, in its infancy at the time, was rising in reaction to the Free Love, and the horrors of AIDs The 1984 election gave us Willie Horton, and a reminder about how violent and evil society had become Finally, even though Chernobyl happened shortly after the book was published, the Union Carbide disaster in Bopal, India was still fresh in the headlines a reminder that even the air is not safe It was not hard at the time to extrapolate the ultimate end that this cocktail of fundamentalism, conservatism, violence, disease, and disaster would bring Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe either.
Instead, consider The Handmaid s Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone chilling, cruel, unaltered truth and nothing but the truth.
Move over Bram Stoker Move over H.
P Lovecraft Fade away into oblivion, Edgar Allan Poe Disappear down the depths of obscurity, Stephen King Your narratives are not nearly as coldly brutal, your premonitions not nearly as portentous Because Ms Atwood, presents to us something so truly di What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel It doesn t feel dated or far fetched at all, thanks to President Trump.
Claire Danes is a pretty good match for this narrative.
original reviewImagine the near future where power is overtaken by the religious right under the guise of protection from Islamic terrorism Imagine the future where the roles of the women reduced to those assigned to them in Old Testament they are no longer allowed to read, work, own property, or handle money Imagine that due to the pollution and man created viruses, the fertility rates are so low that the few fertile women the Handmaids are now a communal property and are moved from house to house to be inseminated by men of power under the watchful eye of their wives Imagine the future where women can only be the Wives, domestics the Marthas , sexual toys the Jezebels 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 Back Cover I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside, the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me, oblivious to my struggle I need my thoughts to go away I need to forget that I just finished the Handmaid s Tale and its effect on me I knew I should have resumed myself to the self imposed daily quota of 10% But no I had to read the last 30 % in one go and now I can t sleep because of it It s like a shot of caffeine to my veins How can I review such a book How can I explain how I feel I don t even know I can t say I enjoyed it I was both dreading and expecting to open the pages I wanted it to be over, like I want a punishment to be over It made me choke I was uncomfortable and in pain the whole 312 pages However, I was also i

Margaret Atwood

Download Epub Format ☆ The Handmaid's Tale PDF by ✓ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author of than thirty five volumes of poetry, childr