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The Handmaids Tale - A Complete Summary! The Handmaids Tale is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood. The story of the novel is set at the end of the 20th century, sometime after 1985. The storys premise is that a group of evil Christians took over the United States and renamed it the Republic of Gilead. Birth rates begin dropping steadily as women are stripped of all their former rights. The women are also divided into one of a few functions available to their gender. If a woman is fertile, she is given to a Commander who will take care of her. If a woman cannot have any children, she is sent to the mines, where she works as a slave. The plot revolves around one of these women a Handmaid (she known as Offered) and her story. Most of the story alternates between flashbacks and present day. In flashbacks, we see what the Handmaids life was like before the Republic of Gilead was created and several events that followed. The novel ends with a Historical Note, which was supposedly written by a historian in 2195. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Handmaids Tale.
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