The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood was written in West Berlin and Alabama in the
mid-1980s and published in 1986. On a article by Study Breaks, Atwood said “Everything I
wrote in that book was happening at that time, or had already happened. It was just wasn't
happening in America.” Therefore I believe that the purpose of Atwood writing The
Handmaid’s tale is a warning that our rights are not rigid and that at any moment they could be
taken away especially for woman.
In the Handmaid's tale offred has flashbacks of her life before being a handmaid, offred
had a family, Luke her husband and a daughter. She had a job, education and liberty but most
important, rights. After a dramatically decreased birth rate and the assassination of the president
of the united states, The republic of gilead was created. In the Republic of Gilead she is
separated from her family, identity and has no rights, liberty or any education. She instead is
taught how to be a handmaid where her only job is to bear children offred is sent to the
commander and his wife were she is force to have sex with him. The “eyes” are there to watch
everyone and get rid of people. Offred meets ofglen and ofglen introduces offred to “mayday” a
group of rebellions. Offred is also introduced to nick a guardian with who she develops a small
relationship. When offred discovers that ofglen han...