The Controversial Novel The Handmaid's Tale

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The controversial novel The Handmaids Tale criticizes society's current morals and beliefs that also make the reader question their own actions. While these are warnings, many of these forms of extremism exist in modern society and can potentially destroy future generations. Margaret Atwood touches on current beliefs held in society that resemble the fictional realm of Gilead. While the book is deemed a feminist novel, Atwood criticizes the extreme spectrum of feminism that includes unethical misandry. This radical form of feminism eventually leads to the reversal of women's rights in the state of Gilead. The political structure in Gilead is considered a theocracy, a government which does not separate religion and state. These radical views