The Handmaids Tale IRJE

The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood is a science fiction tragedy novel about a woman living in sexual slavery around the year 2005. The main characters in this book are Serena joy, Olfglen, and professor pieixoto. This book shows how unfairly women were treated back a long time ago and it shows how people were abusing their power.

“This week Janine doesn’t wait for us to jeer at her. It was my fault, she says. It was my fault. I led them on. I deserved the pain.”  (pg 72)

This shows that in the book the women were told to blame themselves for everything even if something like sexual assault were to happen to them It’s important because people who read this book should recognize the unjust way of thinking and oppose sexism such as this.

In my honest opinion, this book is very insightful and brutal at the same time and I think that it is worth a read if you are interested in it.

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