The Handmaid’s Tale

I want to salute Margaret Atwood.

She wrote and developed the novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

This book spoke to me this weekend tremendously. Some people asked if I was okay after I wrote poetry. My poetry moved from her ideas of religious bigotry. It reminded me of Bosnia and the young innocent women who the world turned their backs on while they were being cruelly raped and destroyed. It happened. We didn’t understand and we ignored the pleas for help and deaths of young innocent women.

Though Margarette Atwood’s novel is not about Bosnia, it is about the enforcement of beliefs on others. It is about loosing freedoms because of a group (in this case religious) insisting their ideology on others.

The novel is exquisitely produced. The impact of the forceful efforts and responses of an overwhelming zealous mindset is astounding and changes a free country (the USA).

I ask and perhaps you do too, could this terror occur in America or maybe somewhere else. I think it’s possible when people become (utterly driven) with their ideas of being right. So, yes, something horrible could occur.

Well written Margaret Atwood. Thank you for your insight that you so bravely offered.

I appreciate your thoughts. I highly recommend this novel.

If you’ve read it or seen the series on Hulu please respond.

Thank you

Please let me know your thoughts about her novel.

10 thoughts on “The Handmaid’s Tale

  1. I am watching the series now on Hulu. Yes, it is disturbing! Interestingly, Margaret Atwood said that everything she wrote in the book had occurred somewhere, at some time, on planet earth. This is true. We can read in the Bible about handmaids that were actually used to bear children for barren wives. Slavery exists, even now in present day. Dress and color codes for clothing have existed, and currently exist… All of it exists! This is why we need to keep a check on our freedoms.

    Thanks for this article, very interesting 🙂

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    1. Absolutely and never think that it cannot happen again and again.

      The series is disturbing and one just wants vengeance.

      I hope she gets her child back. I don’t think the next one is out yet, but one has to be in the right frame of mind.

      Thanks Christine. Enjoyed chatting with you!

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  2. It is always a wake up call when we read stories of persecution and hardship, triumphs of the human spirit in spite of all odds. I am truly grateful for the freedoms we have in our country, although I see signs of it eroding as governments attempt to ‘bandaid’ problems with ever stricter control. I trust and pray that our world will see peace, justice and fairness for all soon.

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    1. Yes I am very thankful now for the freedoms we have as a nation but many want to pull it in their direction just like the movie.

      Funny thing how one group wins for years over another.

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  3. Thank all of you for your likes. Please feel free to say something. I think maybe I come off too harsh and I am not so please chat sometime.


Thanking all lovely thoughts today

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