Pathetic Condition of Women in Margret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale"


  • Anusha P
  • Dr R Kavitha



Margret Atwood is one of the highly talented Canadian writers. Her works are closely related to social and political issues. The Handmaid's Tale is one of the best works of Margret Atwood which placed her among twentieth-century leading feminist writers. Male dominance, identity crisis, gender discrimination, and patriarchal setup are most commonly seen in her works. Through The Handmaid's Tale, she portrayed the suffering of women under patriarchy. In every society considered women has no role except reproduction. Women faced both mental and physical harassment all over the world. women were compelled to sacrifice their life for others. The main intention of this paper is to present the pathetic condition of women with the help of Margret Atwood's highly influential fiction The Handmaid's Tale.


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Author Biographies

Anusha P

M.Phil Scholar

Department of English

Sree Narayana Guru College Coimbatore

Chavadi, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr R Kavitha

Assistant Professor

MA, M.Phill, PhD

Department of English

Ratgunam College of Arts and Science

Chavadi , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


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Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer. "From Irony to Affiliation in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." Critique. 45.1 (2003), 83-96.




How to Cite

P , . A., & Kavitha , D. R. . (2022). Pathetic Condition of Women in Margret Atwood’s "The Handmaid’s Tale". SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(8), 44–50.