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SparkNotes: The Handmaid’s Tale

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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Handmaid’s Tale Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
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Slouching Towards Gilead.

I wonder if, when Canadian author Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid's Tale back in 1985, she knew that fundamentalists would actually try to set up something similar to the theocratic hell that was the Republic of Gilead.

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The Handmaid's Tale: Atwood and Feminism Then and Now | The ...

Reading Margaret Atwood's famous novel, The Handmaid's Tale , was a somewhat surreal experience. In an era where “tweetable” catch phrases include phrases like the “war on women” or Mitt Romney's recent debate gem, ...

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Frankenstein: A Modern Myth | UK Channel 4 TONIGHT 11.10pm

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'Since Mary Shelley wrote her classic novel almost 200 years ago, the story of a scientist playing God by making a man from body parts taken from corpses, film-makers and theatre producers have been inspired to create their own versions of the tale.

 

'If you’re too old for trick-or-treating, try this illuminating exploration of the enduring popularity of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

 

'The book was the product of a wet, torrid and scandalous summer when Mary, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and their friend Lord Byron made up supernatural stories to pass the time in their Swiss holiday home. Here director Danny Boyle and actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller discuss their hit National Theatre staging of the story, and there is footage from rehearsals.

 

'More entertainingly, director John Waters pops up, smiles wryly and tells us why as a child he adored the story and its film versions: “I wanted the monster to kill more people.”


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Significance of Clothing in The Handmaid’s Tale

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A look at how Margaret Atwood uses clothing to add effect in her novel The Handmaid's Tale.

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Review: The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Published by Anchor Book (A Division of Random House) Originally published in 1985. Paperback, 311 pages. Fiction. From Goodreads: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of ...

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Threatened by Female Empowerment

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This literal war against women—not the metaphorical war we have been seeing in our own country—recalls Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I'm sure there have been more direct fictional treatments of the kind of ...

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