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Jamie Davis Book Analysis Project The Handmaid's Tale, By Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale, is about a theocratic dictatorship which contains a very  complex power hierarchy. The novel provides details about how the Gileadean  government, used power and manipulation to oversee and select the different classes of  people in Gileadean society. It explains how the Commanders, the men in control,  abuse  their power through manipulation of the social arrangement, which includes sexual roles  and status, isolation of the different classes and using God as an excuse for their actions,  and also using him to make everyone believe that what they’re doing is what God wants.  The novel also shows how even the Handmaids, and even the Wives, utilize what little  power they have. ("Write Work") In Reading number 63, I come to realize that our world today isn’t much different.  Just like in the corporate world men still be rate us, and believe we belong in the  kitchen, not in the work force. Basically what they did in Gileadean. A woman’s place  was in the home, no matter if she was a Martha, handmaid, or a wife.  The Handmaid's Tale is about a theocratic dictatorship which contains a very  complex power hierarchy. The novel provides details about how the Gileadean  government, used power and manipulation to oversee and select the different classes of  people in Gileadean society. It explains how the Commanders, the men in control,  abuse  their power through manipulation of the social arrangement, which includes sexual roles  and status, isolation of the different classes and using God as an excuse for their actions, 
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and also using him to make everyone believe that what they’re doing is what God wants.  The novel also shows how even the Handmaids, and even the Wives, utilize what little  power they have.  One of the most important troupes of The Handmaid's Tale is the existence of  power and manipulation. In this book  every single character was having his or her own  struggles with power even outside of the government aspects. Of course in their own 
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