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The Handmaid’s Tale—Plot Summary [Short Version]

This video runs you through the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and begins to unravel some of the key ideas necessary to studying it.

A Level English Literature The Handmaid’s Tale—Plot Summary

Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s’ Tale’ explained | Narrator: Barbara Njau

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale‘. In this video, we summarise the plot, the novel’s main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this novel, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s’ Tale’ explained: *REVISION GUDE* | Narrator: Barbara Njau

Gilead: Could This Happen Here? | The Handmaid’s Tale

How plausible is the Republic of Gilead from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale? In-Depth examination of the Republic of Gilead and how it came to be. Presentation of key characters, history of the Republic and societal structure.

The Class structure, the ideology, the economics – not capitalism, but what?

  • The Alternate Historian
Gilead: Could This Happen Here? | Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

What is Happening Inside the Republic of Gilead? (A Map Analysis)

  • The Alternate Historian
What is Happening Inside the Republic of Gilead? (A Map Analysis)

The Handmaid’s Tale, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 403

John Green teaches you about Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. John looks at some of the themes in this classic dystopian novel, many of which are kind of a downer. The world of Gilead that Atwood created looks at a lot of the issues that we deal with today, and the very human impulse to return to an imagined golden era, thereby solving all of our modern world’s problems. Yeah, it doesn’t work like that.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 403

The Handmaid’s Tale, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 404

John Green continues to teach you about Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale. In this installment, we’re looking at Atwood’s desire to tell a story from a female point of view, and what exactly it means to tell a story in that way, and if in fact there is.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 404

Handmaid’s Tale in Context – The Rise of the Christian Right

A broad overview to Year 12 Literature studies of the influence of the Christian Right on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Handmaid’s Tale in Context – The Rise of the Christian Right

Gilead and Modern US Religion and Politics: How the Handmaid’s Tale Could Actually Happen?

The role of propaganda, environmental damage and religion in modern America.

What if the Handmaid’s Tale Actually Happened?

Moments in History That Inspired The Handmaid’s Tale |⭐ OSSA Insights

Almost everything described in the book and the show Handmaid’s tale has a parallel in a totalitarian or religious state, military regime, religious order or cult, or, chillingly, in Western society today. Margaret Atwood, the author of the book “Handmaid’s Tale,” on which the show was based, keeps saying that “Nothing that I’ve written hasn’t already happened. And nothing that we build doesn’t already exist.” Which historical events inspired the Handmaid’s Tale author and the show’s screenwriters, and why The Handmaid’s Tale can serve as a warning to the whole world?

Forced pregnancy in Cambodia, kidnapping, clothes as a way of humiliation, environmental destruction and other moments took place in the past and even in present! This content, however, does not include the parallels offered through an examination of US Slavery and/or US Post-Construction and Jim Crow period.

Moments in History That Inspired The Handmaid’s Tale |⭐ OSSA Insights

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Jason Reynolds: On Being with Krista Tippett

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress @JasonReynolds83 has wide-ranging chat w/@kristatippett @OnBeing. Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”

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The Long Game: Disrupting A Pattern of Betrayal

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @HandmaidsOnHulu Patterns of betrayal and injustice develop over many generations & require as much to disrupt. In this link @probert06 of @blkagendareport reflects on the abuse pattern between Blacks & the Democratic Party. Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”

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