thesis – margaret atwood used allusions within the handmaids tale to successfully portray the theme of dystopia. main body biblical allusions Rachel and jacob Quote 18: “Give me children, or else I die. Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? Behold my maid Bilhah. She shall bear fruit upon […]

“You often hear in North America, “It can’t happen here,” but it happened quite early on. The Puritans banished people who didn’t agree with them, so we would be rather smug to assume that the seeds are not there.”  Through the creation of a deeply oppressive and depressive atmosphere, the presentation of a hellish society […]

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