A Comparison Of "The Handmaid's Tale" And "Anthem"



The two novels, The Handmaid's Tale and Anthem, are both haunting, first
person tales of personal hardship in a closed and controlled society. In this
essay I will point out many important similarities and differences between the
two books, mainly the setting and the similarities between the two societies in
which the stories take place, as well as more important differences between the
main characters.
To start I would like to compare the settings of the two books. In
Anthem the story takes place sometime in the future after some catastrophic
event. Apparently society as we know it was destroyed and the leaders that were
left decided that the problem was the individual, that all men ...

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strict and authoritarian to the point of dictating what
your job will be, to whom you will have children with.
In The Handmaid's Tale the story takes place sometime in the near future
after some kind environmental catastrophe that makes it impossible for most
women to have children. To solve this problem some radicals set off a nuclear
bomb in Washington during a full session of congress and then declare marshal
law. They then systematically took all rights away from women and forced the
ones that could have children into camps where they would be contracted out to
powerful ranking officials to have their children. These women are referred too
as "handmaids."
Next, I would like to discuss the main characters, in The Handmaid's
Tale and in Anthem. In both books the main characters are basically nameless
people, in The Handmaid's Tale we never learn the name of the main character,
because she always refers to herself as "I" and the other characters in the book
refer to her with a ...

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