Totalitarianism In The Handmaid's Tale

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What it takes to be a woman in an Islamic society illustrates the totalitarianism of in which the society controls the female population strictly based on the laws of religion. The Islamic religious community has never exhibited an interest in expanding opportunities for women beyond the gender role such as baring children and sacrificing their bodies for men. These communities have refused to allow girls to be educated, and repress women in all linguistic abilities. Reflecting the attitudes and methods of such fundamentalist groups can be seen in the strict rules imposed in the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margret Atwood, in which Offred witnesses the power if language that is strictly controlled to the women in Gilead. In the

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