The book «The Handmaid’s Tale» is one of the most popular bestsellers in the world. The author of the book is Margaret Atwood. Many writers are thinking about the course of human history, and invite readers to consider a certain version of the future in which all events take place in unusual scenario. Now imagine that you are trapped in a potential future in which men possess all the resources and women are mainly used for breeding – what could be more interesting?
The main character, whose name we never learn after reading the book, it becomes representative of the new social stratum of women who meet just for reproduction. They lose their names and they are created by names-patronymics formed from the name of their “owner”. They have nothing of their own, and of the children they take away from the mother.
For me still left open the question of the social transition from the present system to neopatriarchal. The author described it rather vaguely:
We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isnt the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
It should say that on this topic books I have not yet met, so was curious to read. It is interesting to draw Parallels between the current conditions and what is described in the book.