Staff Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Review by Doyel
Atwood’s storytelling is both gripping and thought-provoking. The novel is set in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian society where women’s rights have been stripped away, and they are oppressed in the most horrifying ways. The story is narrated by Offred, a Handmaid whose only purpose is to bear children for the ruling class. Atwood’s portrayal of this dystopia is chillingly plausible, making it a cautionary tale that remains relevant in our world. What struck me most about it is its exploration of themes like feminism, identity, and the abuse of power. Atwood’s writing is both explosive and she doesn’t shy away from the darkest aspects of human nature. The characters are complex and relatable, and their struggles in this nightmarish world evoke deep empathy.

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