Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale, a novel by Margaret Atwood (later TV series) has revived memories and evoked many thoughts and creativity. It's a great work of art about our recent history which awakens the conscious mind . A book everyone should read. A TV series everyone should see.

For hulu TV series, and how the novel came to her mind, Margaret Atwood writes:

“Stories about the future always have a what if premise, and The Handmaid’s Tale has several. For instance: if you wanted to seize power in the United States, abolish liberal democracy, and set up a dictatorship, how would you go about it? What would be your cover story? It would not resemble any form of communism or socialism: those would be too unpopular. It might use the name of democracy as an excuse for abolishing liberal democracy: that’s not out of the question, though I didn’t consider it possible in 1985.”

The Handmaid's Tale season two has proved such a success for Hulu that the streaming service has already confirmed it for a third season.

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