Week 4 Day 2 Discussion Question 4

Atwood is credited with making the following statements:

  • “War is what happens when language fails.”
  • “A word after a word after a word is power.”
  • “A voice is a human gift;  it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible.  Powerlessness and silence go together.”

In what ways do you think The Handmaid’s Tale reflects and/or comments on these statements?

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