The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel set in the near future. One purpose of a dystopian novel is to warn readers about a flaw in present society. After reading the first few pages of The Handmaid’s Tale, what flaw or problem do you think the Margaret Atwood is trying to warn us about?
Select an example from the novel and use it to predict what you think the author is trying to warn us about. What is the problem in the Gilead and how can it be connected to real problems that exist in our present society? In your answer, you must use a specific passage or quote from the novel.