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In the olden days religion and politics went hand in hand The church either ran the land or had a strangle hold on the people If the church thought there was one way to do something one had to do as the church requested or suffer great penalty To go against the church was to go against God and that meant death The king was supposed to be chosen by God to rule the people in the way he commanded The king was the closest thing to God on earth Monarchs generally ruled hand in hand with the church As the monarchys rein started to come to an end the churchs tight grip on the citizens slowly started to loosen With the implication of democracy the church lost all real power to make laws and actually govern the people The church still held power over peoples morals but without the monarchys to enforce it the churchs found their power decreasing In Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale the government and the church are interchangeable The government is what used to be called the church they have come together to become one unit of power The power of a modern day government with all the knowledge and weapons combined with the fanaticism of a medieval based church create a dictatorship like none other The novel deals with the treatment of children harshly for a society which views children as their last hope their most valuable commodity Children are taken away from their homes to be given to the privileged and women are forced to give birth to babies they can not keep The society of Gilead takes the views of a traditional religious monarchy and enforces them with modern day power In the novel The Handmaids Tale there is a place called the Red Center which is a training facility When one thinks of a training facility they tend to invision a military base
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