I'm a dumb person. I've learned you're not allowed to call yourself dumb on the Internet without a stranger arguing with you. That's how fucking broken the Internet is. If you go online, you're like, "I'm an idiot!" Someone you've never met will be like, "Don't say that."
A gripping suspense tale, The Handmaid’s Tale is an allegory of what results from a politics based on misogyny, racism, and anti-Semitism. What makes the novel so terrifying is that Gilead both is and is not the world we know.
In this essay, Ketterer examines the cyclical structure and historical perspective of The Handmaid’s Tale. According to Ketterer, Atwood breaks from traditional dystopia conventions by juxtaposing present and post-dystopia contexts.