The Handmaid's Tale

Rikke Tvilum
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31 Jul 2011
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"The Handmaid's Tale" is a visual presentations for a feature film.
"The Handmaid's Tale" describes a dystopian society in the early 21st century.
The story takes place in the U.S., where a religious movement has taken over the power and now works as a totalitarian theocratic state called Gilead. Man has been deprived of all individuality and exists only in a form of collective identity. Women were stripped of their jobs, money and the right to read, write and vote.
Gilead is due to the declining birth rate made ​​women's fertility state property. Fertile women were taken from their families and made ​​into surrogate mothers for Gilead's elite. The handmaids are deprived of their names and made property of the commandors.
Offred describes her isolated life as a handmaid in Gilead , and reflects on the life she had before she was seperated from her husband and daughter during their escape out of Gilead.

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