Revise the first version essay(order#00046513) to include summary of the novel(Book Review of The Handmaid`s Tale) by Mary McCarthy - (New York Times on the Web. of February 9, 1986) and (Negative Utopia as Polemic: The Handmaid`s Tale) reviewed by Dan Geddes - (The Satirist-America`s Most Critical Journal of January 1, 2001). Do you agree or disagree with these critics? How has reading their views ( or the commentary Atwood herself offers) supported or altered your own reading of the novel? Atwood, for example, has written that "Anyone who wants power will try to manipulate you by appealing to your desires and fears..... Women have to be little cautious about that kind of appeal to them. What are we being asked to give up? The leaders of Gilead thus have promised to free women from fear of abuse and rape, but have demanded that women give up a large measure of independence, education, the freedom and ability to think for themselves. Are there similar trade-offs in the offing from those seeking power in America today?
Name Course Instructor Date Essay on ‘The Handmaid`s Tale` Reviews `The Handmaid`s Tale` is one of Margaret Atwood`s best composures. It is such a powerful novel that leaves the reader with memorable images and forecasts. The story gives a vivid description of life in the Gilead Republic, initially the United States, a nation that has retorted to societal conflicts and decreasing birthrate by surpassing the severe intolerance of the novel puritans (Nelson, p.12). The story is ground on Offred`s eyes, a protagonist, henceforth, accounting for the world of the second class women. It precedes narrating Offred`s past, describing her pain, trauma, confusion, and loss. Thereafter, the story goes along addressing issues that women face in the Gilead society. The novel also debates about classism and females` place in the community (Wisker, p. 27). Through Offred, r