"The Handmaid’s Tale" is a dystopian novel set in a near future version of America. It was published in 1985, and tells the story of Offred, a woman living in the theocratic, authoritarian country of Gilead. More than 30 years after publication, a TV adaptation has sparked renewed interest in the novel. Listen to hear three journalists discuss connections between Offred’s story and contemporary American society.
Story Length: 6:36
Socrative users can import these questions using the following code: SOC-1234
Fact, Question, Response
Language Identification Organizer
Deeper Meaning Chart