by Margaret Atwood
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is an interesting novel about a utopian society run by men. It is a shocking, futuristic, dystopian novel of what could happen in America if the environmental and political systems are compromised and no longer benefitting mankind. This novel examines citizen’s rights, materialism versus environmental stewardship, right to life, parental rights, and other thought-provoking themes. It has some twists and turns, is very well written with good character development and a quick read. Margaret Atwood is the author of this book. Margaret is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her work has been published in over thirty-five countries.
Her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. The novel story presents a kind of dream-like state, in which women are divided into groups, and used by the men. Its plot is really interesting albeit futuristic and hopefully improbable. In short, The Handmaid’s Tale is a great need that indicates what could happen in America if the environmental and political systems are compromised and no longer benefitting mankind.