The Handmaid’s Tale disscussion

I need someone to respond to both questions below and each of them should be between 250-300 words. You should read “The Handmaid’s Tale” novel before. I t means you should know about the story to answer this question. In your response, be sure to include reference to specific moments, language, and details from the story. In other words, be sure to include specific textual evidence.

1. In “Writing Utopia,” which is the first half of the novel, Atwood writes that in The Handmaid’s Tale, “nothing happens that the human race has not already done at some point, or that it is doing now, perhaps in other countries, or for which it has not yet developed the technology. We’ve done it, or we’re doing it, or we could start doing it tomorrow” (“Writing Utopia” 92).

Respond to this statement through reference to one particular moment from the novel–a specific piece of textual evidence that you incorporate into your response as a quotation. How does Atwood’s statement affect your interpretation of this particular moment from the novel?

2. In her introduction to the novel, Atwood writes that “The immediate location of the book is Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard University, now a leading liberal educational institution but once a Puritan theological seminary” (xiv).

What do you think are the implications of setting the novel in an actual place, not just any place, but one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in this country?

Moreover, I want you to respond meaningfully to TWO of my classmates’ posts, and those responses should be at least 100 words.

I can send you my classmate?s posts,after I submited these 2 questions.

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