Atwoods The Handmaids Tale A Study of Rebellion

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Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion "Rebels defy the rules of society, risking everything to retain their humanity. If the world Atwood depicts is chilling, if 'God is losing,' the only hope for optimism is a vision that includes the inevitability of human struggle against the prevailing order." -Joyce Johnson- Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale analyzes human nature by presenting an internal conflict in Offred: acceptance of current social trends (victim mentality) …

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…a rebel who stands up for his cause while sacrificing his own well being for the sake of others. A rebel like Offred had to win an internal battle in order to start and external one. Offred won this conflict and decided that her humanity was worth the risk and Atwood wants us to do the same. Don't just accept things because society "says so" take a moral stand. Be your own dictionary, define yourself.