PDF/EBOOK (The Handmaid's Tale)

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The Handmaid's Tale Read & Download ☆ 4 Gegen Ende des 20 Jahrhunderts haben fanatische religiöse Sektierer im Norden der USA die sogenannte Republik Gilead installiert deren oberstes Ziel die Sicherung der Fortpflanzung ist nachdem die »europiden Rassen« seit Jahren einen drastischen Geburtenrückgang zu verzeichnen hatten Perfide Machtstr. I guess Atwood doesn t believe in uotation marks I don t think I ve ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me uite a while to get used to that type of style of writing I had to go back and re read sentences again and again which doesn t really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience and it slowed me down uite a bitFirst 100 pagesReally annoyingwhy well because I felt like a juicy bone was being waved in front of my face Like when someone asks you guess which celebrity died today and you ask who and they say well why don t you guess and you answer I don t know I give up just tell me and this keeps going back and forth back and forth and finally you just want to say forget it it s not even worth it and walk away That s how I felt reading this book Kinda like Atwood was being childish about withholding the plot information because it gave her literary power and control over the reader and keeps them hostageThen I couldn t ignore this overwhelming feeling that the philosophy of this story was going to be something that didn t sit well with me However I slowly realized it was just a typical novel with no outstanding profundity whatsoeverOne of the reasons I despise contemporary literature and basically ceased reading it years ago is because contemporary writers almost always almost 100% of the time revert to the all essential shock value elements what I like to call the cheap grabber In the back cover of The Handmaids Tale it goes on to say Atwood takes many trends which exist today and stretches them to their logical and chillingblah blah blahhhhhh and let me just state that I noticed the review by Newsweek long after I had already started reading the book It was probably noticed during one of those moments of frustration where I single handedly flipped the book around wondering whatthefuckingfuckI ll give you a perfect example of how she used this trendI m reading about women in habits who seem to be pious and obedient living in the Republic of Gilead They walk with their heads bowed down two by two whispering words to each other such as blessed be may the Lord Open and I receive with joy And this goes on say for about 100 pages or so Then suddenly out of the blue you read He s fucking me Now it s not that I don t like the word fuck In fact I LOVE the word fuck Not as in I like to fuck but as in Fuck my food is burning or Fuck I got my period on the mattress again So it s not like I m a fuck prude cause I m not It s just that it didn t seem to fit in with the theme of the book and it was cheaply thrown in for shock value to keep up with the trend Now can anyone sit there and tell me Atwood couldn t have better and elouently described that scene Halfway through the book I stopped and assessed what I had gotten from it so far still nothingIt certainly had moments of intrigue I give it that much Of course it had to have had intrigue because it s a pretty popular book But Atwood s writing from the beginning is so flawed It s as if it went straight from her hands to publishing without being proof read or editedI m not a writer but I am a reader and I think I m certainly capable of recognizing whether a book flows or not and this book just doesn t flow at all And what pisses me off the very most is that Margaret Atwood is presently supposed to represent one of Canada s top leading modern authors Just because a book sells a lot doesn t mean suat It s just a trend a fad It s like when The Philadelphia Inuirer stated that PUSH a novel might find a place in the African American Literary canon I was like WHAT are you kidding me that shit no effin way no Look at The Davinchi Code Yes I enjoyed the novel a lot but I also recognize that Dan Brown probably won t be included as part of the American literary canon in 100 years eitherMargaret Atwood in my humble opinion is not the greatest of writers I ve seen reviewers on goodreads who are better at writing than she isThe only decent thing about this novel was the story line and even that seemed like Daniel Steel fluff Oh and the other thing that got me was that the entire female democracy has fallen apart and all Of Fred could think of was her need to have sexual intimacy with a man Not to mention that she never seemed appropriately upset about the fact that her husband and daughter have been taken from her Has Maragaret Atwood ever seen the Movie Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze The wolverines c mon manThe other major problem with this novel is that there were so many uestions unanswered What political reason behind the president day massacre Who were these people why were women targeted Why didn t women and their men fight back Those are uestions I m asking just to humor the book At this point the book was so leaky that It s not even worth asking uestions about because there aren t any answers I thought this book was going to have some psychological depth but to me it was just like reading a cheap novel I can go on and on about other things that make this not a great novel but it s not even worth itI m extremely disappointed I thought this was going to be one of the good onesUpdated I m currently watching the Handmaids tale on Hulu and it s one of the best shows I ve ever watched aside from breaking bad

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The Handmaid's Tale Read & Download ☆ 4 Ukturen sollen die größtmögliche Ausbeutung der weiblichen Gebärfähigkeit gewährleisten; dazu gehören die totale Entmündigung der Frauen und ihre Klassifizierung in Hausfrauen Gebärmaschinen und Dienerinnen Wer nicht funktioniert oder sich widersetzt wird zur »Unfrau« erklärt und in die Kolon. I ve been moved by books in the past many times but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much so Yes Ma am I said again forgetting They used to have dolls for little girls that would talk if you pulled a string at the back I thought I was sounding like that voice of a monotone voice of a doll She probably longed to slap my face They can hit us there s Scriptural precedent But not with any implement Only with their hands Needless to say this is an absolutely awful situation From the very beginning I knew how much I was going to like this book Its story isn t one that it is simply read it demands to be heard It beckoned me to see the full force of the situation The Handmaids the average woman have no free will or individualism they are treated as simple baby producing machines An oppressive regime is forced upon them and to deviate from the said standard results in a slow and agonising death There s no hope or joy for them only perpetual subjugation Indeed this is where Atwood s awe inspiringly persuasive powers reside By portraying such a bleak situation she is able to fully demonstrate what life could be like if we suddenly followed the misogynistic views of the old testament with fierce intensity Women would have no power whatsoever This would be reinforced by a complete cultural destruction and lack of any form of self expression They would not be able to read or write they would not be able to speak their minds It would even go as far as to condition them so powerfully that they completely lack the ability of independent thought And to make it even worse the women know no difference Sure the narrator of this remembers her past but she s not allowed to She is forced to repress any sense of individual sentiment But who can remember pain once it s over All that remains of it is a shadow not in the mind even in the flesh Pain marks you but too deep to see Out of sight out of mind The narrator has a horrendous ordeal in an eually as horrendous world The notion was devised as a response against a drastic decrease in birth rates Men in power have taken complete control of women in both body and mind to insure an increase in the declining birth rates As I mentioned their individualism is repressed but the men also prevent any physical freedom The women are owned by the state by the men and by corruption their bodies are nothing than a means to provide new life In this they are degraded to a state of sub human existence they are no longer people Atwood suggests that they are merely a reproductive organ one that can be discarded without thought mercy or conscience This is reinforced on every level the language delivers this on a revealing scale The names are suggestive of the oppression the protagonist is called Offred She is of Fred she belongs to him The women are assigned names that are not their own they are dubbed with the disgusting title of Handmaiden By doing so they are left with very little of their former lives The women are simply objects to be used controlled and destroyed and the slightest hint of nonconformity to such an absurd system But here s the rub The best and most haunting thing about this novel is its scary plausibilityThe culture created is evocative of one that could actually exist The way the men attempt to justify its existence is nothing short of terrifying They make it sound perfectly normal Well not normal but an idea that could be justified to a people Not that it is justifiable but the argument they present has just enough eerie resemblance to a cold logical response to make it seem probable in its misguided vileness The totalitarian elements provide an image of a people that will do endure anything if they re provided with a glimpse of liberty The small degree of liberty the Handmaids think they have doesn t actually exist it s an illusion a trick a shadow on the wall They re manipulated into believing it and become frenzied in the face of it It is the ultimate means of control in its nastiness A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere as long as it stays inside the maze This book was horrifying and strangely perceptive If you re thinking about reading this stop thinking just read it It s brilliant It s a book I will definitely be reading again because it is just so thought provoking and disturbingYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale Read & Download ☆ 4 Ien zur Giftmüllbeseitigung abgeschoben Eine dieser jungen zu Reproduktionszwecken rekrutierten Frauen der sogenannten Mägde die den männlichen Führungskräften von Gilead als Zweitfrau zugewiesen werden ist Desfred die Hauptfigur und Erzählerin des RomansSie wird am Ende aus Gilead entkommen könne. Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe eitherInstead consider The Handmaid s Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news a messenger unafraid of dishing out the bone chilling cruel unaltered truth and nothing but the truthMove over Bram Stoker Move over HP Lovecraft Fade away into oblivion Edgar Allan Poe Disappear down the depths of obscurity Stephen King Your narratives are not nearly as coldly brutal your premonitions not nearly as portentous Because Ms Atwood presents to us something so truly disturbing in the garb of speculative fiction that it reminds one of Soviet era accounts of uotidian hardships in Gulag labour camps Speculative is itAren t the Offreds Of Fred Ofglens Of Glen Of warrens Of Warren of Gilead euivalent to the Mrs So and So s of the present reduced to the identity of their male partners Isn t the whittling down of a woman to the net worth of her reproductive organs and her outer appearance an accepted social Isn t blaming the rape victim causing her to bear the burden of unwarranted shame and social stigma a familiar tactic employed by the defense attorneyHasn t the 21st century witnessed the fate of Savita Halappanavars who are led to their untimely deaths by inhumane laws of nations still unwilling to acknowledge the importance of the life of a mother over her yet unborn childDoesn t the 21st century have materially prosperous nations governed by absurd archaic laws which prohibit a woman from driving a carDoesn t the world still take pleasure in terrorizing activists like Caroline Criado Perez with threats of rape and murder only because they have the audacity to campaign for female literary icons Jane Austen to become the face of Britain s 10 pound noteDo I not live in a country where female foeticide is as normal an occurrence as the rising and setting of the sunAre we still calling this speculative fictionSome may wish to labour under the delusion that the women belonging to this much vaunted modern civilization of ours are not experiencing the same nightmare as Offred and are at perfect liberty to do what they desire But I will notBecause when I look carefully I notice shackles encircling my feet my hands my throat my womb my mind Shackles whose presence I have become so used to since the dawn of time that I no longer possess the ability to discern between willful submission and conditioned subservienceBut thankfully enough I have Margaret Atwood to jolt me back into consciousness and to will me to believe that I am chained bound and gagged That I still need to break free I thank her for making me shudder with indignation revulsion and righteous anger I thank her for causing bile to rise up my throat And I thank her for forcing me to see that women of the present do live in a dystopia like Offred s United States of America We just prefer to remain blissfully blind to this fact at times Disclaimer I mean no disrespect to the other writers mentioned in this review all of whom I have read and deeply admire


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  • Paperback
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  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Margaret Atwood
  • German
  • 04 April 2020
  • 9783596259878