Drawing correlations to any modern or real time events is exclusively subjective aka in the mind of the reader ALONE.
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With its Pigoons and ChickieNobs, does the conclusion of Margaret Atwood's SF trilogy show her at her best, asks Theo Tait
The difficult thing is to discuss the issues of inequality using terms like race, sex and religion is that all of these are divisive terminologies which divide people along arbitrary but simple lines that facilitate discrimination and bigotry. To some extent, the important discussion gets sidelined, as it does here, in arguments over the definitions of divisive terms. This tends to obscure the fact that within a society when some are oppressed we all suffer.
The novel does not include the murder of the Commander, and Kate's fate is left completely unresolved—the van waits in the driveway, "and so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light" ([Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986)] 295). The escape to Canada and the reappearance of the child and Nick are Pinter's inventions for the movie version. As shot, there is a voice-over in which Kate explains (accompanied by light symphonic music that contrasts with that of the opening scene) that she is now safe in the mountains held by the rebels. Bolstered by occasional messages from Nick, she awaits the birth of her baby while she dreams about Jill, whom she feels she is going to find eventually. (Gale, Sharp Cut 318)