The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/820689.The_Handmaid_s_Tale
11 Required Reading Books You Should Re-Read Now That You're Older
The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1 Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. She is forced into sexual servitude while trying to stay on the right side of the Commander’s barren wife and survive long enough to find the daughter that was taken from her.
After my dad recorded the film for me to watch when I was about 16 years old, I sought out the book 'The Handmaid's Tale' and as a budding feminist and dystopian fiction fan devoured it. So when it came to choosing two novels to compare for my A-Level English Literature assignment, I immediately chose this as my first novel. After having to analyse the treatment of women for my essay, I actually love this novel even more.