Looking closer: The Handmaid’s tale

Let’s look closer at the background to the novel.

Dystopian Literature – go here and here.

Gilead – it is where the novel is set but let’s dig deeper. Try reading here and here and here.

Puritanismhere and here.

Feminism – try here and look particularly at the second wave and here.

Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority – look here and here.

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