How I could approach Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale from a postcolonial perspective?

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Postcolonial literature refers to a writing that deals with the ideological consequences of imperialism, typically written from the perspective of the colonized (or formerly colonized) rather than the colonizer. Postcolonial literature comes from myriad countries around the world that have historically been colonized by the West: India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and many Caribbean islands, among other places. It can also come from indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and more. Although the prefix "post" is present, the term "postcolonial" does not only refer to literature written after independence (though that is often the case); rather, it refers to literature that is concerned with the perspective of the subjugated class.

Turning to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: This novel can absolutely be read through a postcolonial lens. It tells of a dystopian future where women as a whole are a subjugated class whose bodies are owned by men. Even Offred 's name reflects...

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