The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel set in the repressive Republic of Gilead, a theocracy run by religious fundamentalists. Pollution and sexually transmitted diseases have rendered most of the women infertile; therefore, the women who have been proven fertile are trained to be “handmaids” to bear children for wealthy and powerful men in order to restore the human race. Told through the perspective of a handmaid named Offred, the story flashes between her daily experiences and memories of her past life before the Republic of Gilead took control of society. There is great concern that the United States will become similar to the Republic of Gilead. Do you agree or disagree Submit one to two type pages explain why you agree or disagree. Cite current laws, etc. to support your position.