Totalitarianism In A Handmaid's Tale

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A Handmaid’s Tale takes place in the Totalitarian Theocracy of Gilead. As with numerous examples of Totalitarian states in the real world, Gilead revolves around a core set of principles that are enforced in a multitude of different ways throughout the state. Whilst the creation of an all-encompassing ideology is something that can be seen in almost every political model, the methods that Gilead employs to ingrain its principles sacrifice many of the moral boundaries that are prominent in modern society. Set around seven years after the Ecological disaster that struck the United States and the organised removal of the previous political system, A Handmaid’s Tale documents a period in which Gilead is trying to