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Is “The Handmaids Tale” symbolic for how history is bound to repeat itself?

For those of you who have seen at least one episode of the “The Handmaid’s Tale” can attest the extreme attitudes and psychological warfare that is the basis for the show. For those of you who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon be aware SPOILERS AHEAD. I was like you once, I am an active member in the community against jumping on bandwagons and usually wait to watch a show after everything is already ruined by social media where we are basically given a play by play. But one boring afternoon my curiosity got the best of me, I had been reading a lot of interesting articles online about this controversial TV series, that glorify violence and cult-like behavior, and completely ruined the image of religion in the public’s eye.

Don’t we all wish that every person who ever wronged us would confess their guilt, whether it be in comfort of a simple vent session between friends or the awkward stares in a courtroom where they are sworn to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help them God. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the traumatic events that haunt our dreams have some closure? Well, that dream is a distant one in the case of most sexual assault victims. Most of the people in this world that have suffered through the coping process of rebuilding their lives after such an event, still live with the ache and pain every single day. An ache that shakes a person to the core and causes issues later in life.