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The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by rhythmbiscuit of Northglenn, Colorado USA on 10/8/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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Amazon Review:

"THE HANDMAID'S TALE is a frightening look at a not too distant future where sterility is the norm, and fertile woman are treated as cattle, to produce children for the upper class who cannot have any. The narrator Offred, as she is called in her new life, is the Handmaid for a top Commander in the new government. Once a month she is tested by a gynecologist to ensure that she is healthy, and then is taken to the Commander and his wife in the hopes of becoming pregnant.

Offred, along with the other handmaid's, are not allowed to look directly at anyone else. They all wear the same outfits; red long dresses and headgear that cover their bodies. They live together, spend most of their time together, and are taken care of, in the hopes that they will produce children for this barren society. In this society, most women are not allowed to read, and are treated as if they have no minds. The government dictates their role in society. If they disobey, they are punished severely."

Journal Entry 2 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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I read this book ages ago, and I remember being fascinated by it. Now that the TV series is so popular, I wonder if someone's interested in reading the book. 

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