Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


Date of this Version

Spring 2015

Document Type



Poster presented for Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, May 2015


Copyright 2015 Kellee Nguyen


If we do not heed the warnings in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel the Handmaid’s Tale, we, similar to handmaids will lose ourselves to society’s conveyor belt: go to school, graduate, attend college, graduate once more, raise a family, and then work away the rest of our lives. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale acts as an in depth metaphoric replication of modern society. The society in which Offred resides in, through historical events, reasoning, and the decrease in birth rates, the government's action is justified as the people's moral values are suppressed and their rights taken away from them. Likewise, in today's society, we live in a quickly advancing society filled with ever growing technology and capitalism, which forces us into specific roles and rights whether or not we want to be. Similarly, and quite easily, these two contrasting time periods and events form an analogy of each other’s society. We live in a modern day dystopian world.