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The Testaments
Margaret Atwood

The dystopian sequel of The Handmaid’s Tale explores the experiences of three more characters regarding Gilead and its regime.
It includes the accounts of Aunt Lydia and the two daughters of the narrating handmaid of the first book. It explains the views of someone who happened to be witness to the government takeover and is now part of the system, someone who was born and raised in Gilead, and someone raised outside of Gilead entering it as an outsider.

The Testaments provides an interesting continuation of what happened after Offred’s escape and also a deeper insight into the system of Gilead from beginning till end.

· / · 2019

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The Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Vintage, 2019. 415 pp., ISBN 9781784708214

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Gender equality
  • Students can identify with the text

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