© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale


by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. What has become most important? -> Education
2. What are precious commodities? -> Children
3. What is a handmaid? -> Surrogate child bearer
4. The loss of financial power shows which theme? -> Passivity
5. What is remembered more than practiced? -> Love