The following is an except from a literary criticism:
"It [The Handmaid's Tale] warns us of the imperceptible technology of power, of the subtle domination of women by men, and of our unconscious imprisoning of each other and ourselves by ourselves."
Please explain how two specific events in the text are manifestations of two warnings mentioned in the literary criticism listed above.
For example, Offred's trip to Jezebel's with the Commander relates to the imperceptible technology of power.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 18, 2018, 3:31 pm ad1c9bdddf
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First of all, since this entire text is permeated by themes of "the subtle domination of women by men," you might cite the masculine power domination by the Gilead Commanders as evidence of this claim. You might suggest that the entire society is totally phallocentric in this piece: women lack all basic and civil rights in this fictitious society. For example, women in this novel, except for the Aunts, are totally stripped of their literacy skills, voice, power, freedom over their reproduction and bodies, fashion choices, marital freedom, personal autonomy, etc. Instead, you might emphasize that the whole society ...
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