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The Handmaidss Tale by Margaret Atwood The Handmaidss Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dysutopian about a world where unrealistic things take place The events in the novel could never actually take place in our reality This is most people view about this novel However the ideas in the novel are not so far fetch Although the exact Gilead society would never happen in real life it is not to say that certain society of the past or even the present havent incorporated some of the Gilead society This essay will discuss three examples in real life were the Gilead society was or still is in the world and prove that some places in the world then or now used some of the theories of the Gilead society First is in Iran and other Arabic Countries and how the women have no rights of their own Second is South Asian countries that kill babies because of imperfections or because just of their sex And third during World War 2 when Hitler ran death camps and concentration camps In Pakistan womens rights are non-existent and many policies are that of Gilead in The Handmaids Tale In Gilead the handmaids must cover their bodies and faces almost completely with vales and wings In Pakistan Iran Afghanistan and similar South Asian countries this is a must for women Other Gileadean-like persecutions take place towards women In Pakistan women can be raped and unless there is full proof that there was no consent the man will get off free and the women charged with pre-marital sex and sentenced to a prison term In Afghanistan the police force has and continues to torture and rape innocent women for unnecessary reasons This is similar to The Handmaids Tale in that Offred and other handmaids not only go through The Ceremony but also can be used and possibly even raped by their Commanders and there is nothing the handmaid can
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