The Handmaids Tale, 3.4 Critical Review Thesis: Margaret Attwood presented incredibly how a language is a powerful tool in controlling not only people but society, in the novel ‘The Handmaids Tale’, by fabricating a dystopian society.  “I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed […]

Freud’s Theory: Freud viewed women as men without penises, and believed that women had a primal desire to obtain a penis, and what power it represented, by either wanting to perform heterosexual acts with their mother, then realising they are unable to, and then later shifting the desire onto her father, as she is sexually […]

Dystopian fiction fundamentalism counter- modernist assertive + violent (hanging, cattle prod) They are ‘the chosen’ or ‘the saved on a special mission for god’ public marks of distinction, women dressed in certain colours showing a social hierarchy, with the commander’s wives at the top of this hierarchy. There are only one religion and one correct […]

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