ICE Breakers

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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This book is an iconic read – did it live up to its reputation?

Were you surprised Luke and Offred didn’t escape before they were caught?

Do you see parallels within today’s society around the world?

Were you surprised that the book ends without ever knowing Offred’s fate?

What is the impact of wearing the uniforms and bonnets?

Atwood said in conversation, that she feels the book has a different meaning to those who read it today that it did when it was first published in 1985.  Would you agree, do you think this is a good thing and why do you think it the book still so relevant?

Why do you think this book has become so politically influential, particularly now under Trump’s presidency?

Did you find this an uncomfortable read?

How does the TV adaptation compare to the book and which one did you prefer?

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