Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Do you ever think about what life would be like if we lived in a communist world? Where the government can do whatever they wish at the expense of the common man? Well, The Handmaid's Tale provides us with an example of what might have been.

In this world, women have been turned into nothing more than items. Man and wife no longer make love, they use a handmaiden to reproduce. The whole plot of the story is depicted from the point of view of a handmaiden named Offred.

As I was reading this novel, I had several deja vu moments. The Handmaid's Tale (although a completely different scenario) runs right along with 1984. Both books show the struggle of the common man (or woman) trying to overcome the communist government. Unwind by Neal Shusterman also shares the same circumstances from the point of view from children.

I give The Handmaid's Tale 4 stars out of 5. I will definitely be reading this book over and over again.

No comments:

Post a Comment