This video is a literature review of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, summarising the story and explaining its context and meaning related to real-life History and human rights.

Language: English

Subject: Culture & History – Art – Civic education – Social studies

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Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction masterpiece “A Handmaid’s Tale” explores the consequences of complacency and how power can be wielded unfairly. Atwood’s chilling vision of a dystopian regime has captured readers’ imaginations since its publication in 1985. How does this book maintain such staying power? Naomi R. Mercer investigates.

Author: TED-Ed (YouTube)

Publication date: 08-03-2018

Video length: 05:04