Sunday, March 24, 2019
Comparing Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale and Michael Radfords F
Margaret Atwoods depiction of the future in The Handmaids Tale is extremely bleak and forlorn this oppressive atmosphere has been created by the development of an independent nation - Gilead - inside the U.S, which is governed by a totalitarian fundamentalist Christian sect. This dystopian textbook is the brainchild of a serial publication of experimental social ideas which contract given birth to a science-fiction novel, which satirises princip altogethery the folly of human characteristics rather than the misuse of technology. Another related text is 1984 the film which was directed by Michael Radford who also envisioned the future as cosmos extremely dark and oppressive as it depicted in his film adaptation of 1984 the novel, by George Orwell.Several language and film techniques were diligent by Margaret Atwood and Radford, such as metaphorical imagery, satire and irony, so that it was come-at-able for the audience to delve deep into the protagonists mind and understand the world they await in from their perspective. The atmosphere of oppression in The Handmaids Tale effectively shapes the nine of Gilead, as Offred metaphorically describes the life of each individual as being similar to a rat in a maze giving to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze, the maze representing the laws and boundaries of Gilead.Language is used to convey individual opinions and express emotions and feelings because of this the regimen of Gilead have attempted to eradicate it, so no revolutionary literature may arouse the mind and create any doubt concerning the single of the Gilead and its laws. Words like free are considered too dangerous because these speech communication encourage thoughts of freedom and individuality which are prohibited since Gilead reli... ...aphorically represent the foretaste of freedom. We are shown through the metaphorical imagery of the shattering of the pink coral, that this promise is impossible. Ultimately both 1984 and T he Handmaids Tale fulfil the purpose of ominious prophetic texts that have portrayed a dystopian future, a future filled with oppression, depravity and misogyny in the case of The Handmaids Tale. The governments of Gilead and Oceania have succeeded in brainwashing their citizens by isolating them and attempting to abolish language which would make it impossible for any promulgate to be heard or even expressed. Both Atwood and Radford created these texts during times of peril, with the role of having them serve as ominous reminders of what would become of society if any tenet was to be enforced by a totalitarian body which withheld all authority without being challenged.