Objectification In The Handmaid's Tale

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The emotional catastrophic lack of freedom instigates. People may forget to be grateful for the freedom we have because of the safe, secure, society we live in today. In the novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Margaret Atwood conveys that women’s freedom is restrained by people who are of a higher authority. The people’s value becomes worthless in the society, which causes them to lose their rights, due to the control being done by the government. Moreover, the author, Caspian Tredwell-Owen in “The Island” describes how the lack of freedom, such as clothing choices and physical contact affect the people both emotionally and physically forcing them to seek a way out because their esteem and confidence have been destroyed and they have no autonomy. The limitation of freedom in the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood and The Island by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, causes individuals loss of identity, shown through the means of objectification, their physical appearance and lack of physical contact which leads to a dehumanization brought upon when a person becomes powerful. In The Handmaid’s Tale and The Island society treats the clones and the Handmaids as though they are objects, which causes them to view themselves differently. Eventually, they start thinking the same about themselves, which leads to the lowering of their self confidence, and them accepting …show more content…
Restriction of freedom is debauched. it creates emotional problem because part of their individuality is taken away which cause them frustration, pain, sadness because what makes them happy and what they live for is gone, so life becomes meaningless. They are treated as machine which is only for meant for use which other people in power benefit