Ep. 6.2 — The Handmaid's Tale — Symbolism and Prophecy
In this episode of our podcast on Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale, symbolism keeps cropping up every time we talk about the story. It’s our first episode discussing the narrative and we can’t help but notice how the main character keeps bringing up a riff on the frog in boiling water…
Warning or Prophecy?
There are layers and layers here, people. The Handmaid’s Tale offers warnings and prophecies, yes. But there is also plenty of commentary on “today” – the early 1980s, when Atwood wrote it – as well as today (2017).