A Scary Freedomless Society (Ep. 63-64) | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood in many ways can be compared to George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. While the world of 1984 felt like a dystopian relic when I read it (albeit an especially scary, fascist dystopian relic), The Handmaid’s Tale disturbs me because it seems like a future that could be right around the corner. Slavery, oppression, genocide – all the worst of our past – are present in this future.

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