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Stories and Story Tellers: Week 7

This is our final week talking about Margaret Atwood.  We’re going to be listening to a recent CBC interview.

Margaret Atwood and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont.

The first part of the interview is about the TV show and the book in general.  You can listen to it but we will be focusing on the second half (from 12:30 on).

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/friday-may-5-2017-margaret-atwood-diana-krall-and-more-1.4097017/these-are-old-human-themes-margaret-atwood-on-the-enduring-power-of-the-handmaid-s-tale-1.4097042

Answer the questions:

  • How is power distributed in totalitarian states?
  • What techniques does Atwood’s imagined totalitarian state use to control women?
  • What are young women most interested by in the Hand Maid’s Tale?
  • Why is Atwood hopeful that the US will not become totalitarian?