Event Title

Power Hungry Men in The Handmaid's Tale

Major

Exercise Science

Faculty Mentor

Mary Magoulick

Abstract

This research paper discusses the theory behind the ÒSado-Ritual SyndromeÓ, as described by Mary Daly, and delves into the various aspects of the women's lives within the novel, including their literacy, over which men have taken complete control. Both within modern twenty-first century United States, and within the Utopic society of Gilead within Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, men seek total control over women, and almost always receive this control. The female characters within The Handmaid's Tale, submit both their thoughts and lives over to men, and suffer because of this submissive behavior. The rituals found within the Handmaid's Tale ultimately define the foundation the society is built upon, and dominate the lives of every character.

Session Name:

The Politics of Gender

Start Date

10-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 10:00 AM

Location

HSB 202

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Power Hungry Men in The Handmaid's Tale

HSB 202

This research paper discusses the theory behind the ÒSado-Ritual SyndromeÓ, as described by Mary Daly, and delves into the various aspects of the women's lives within the novel, including their literacy, over which men have taken complete control. Both within modern twenty-first century United States, and within the Utopic society of Gilead within Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, men seek total control over women, and almost always receive this control. The female characters within The Handmaid's Tale, submit both their thoughts and lives over to men, and suffer because of this submissive behavior. The rituals found within the Handmaid's Tale ultimately define the foundation the society is built upon, and dominate the lives of every character.