Patriarchy In The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood sends a warning to the readers of the novel. It implores the readers not to take the privilege of living in a democratic society for granted. Atwood includes many warnings to support this idea such as showing us how fortunate one should be for having the right to choose their sexual orientation, danger of males dominance, and societies ruled by patriarchy. Firstly, Offred talks about how homosexuality is illegal in Gilead and is punished by death. For example, “there are three new bodies on the wall. One is a priest still wearing the black cassock. That’s been put on him, for the trial. The rest had purple placards hung around their necks. They must had been caught together”, Offred said. People now …show more content…
Countries like Saudi Arabia have women that are always covered which gives the women’s less rights then the men because the men can wear anything they desire. Women in Gilead watch their own husband have sex with other woman in front of them. That is a very corrupted society some countries now do that when trying to get something they want. In India there are men that rape their wives sisters in front of their wives just for pleasure. That should be a disgrace and societies should not run like that. Women have their own rights and should not be tortured like that in their everyday lives. These actions are very serious and people should not be ruled like patriarchy like Gilead. In conclusion, The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood is very similar to the real world and leaders in our countries now are making Gilead reality now. Women shall not fear anything and everyone is the same no one is more superior. We need to listen to Atwood’s warning and make a stand and not make our society like

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