Religion in THT and FSTEIN (Handmaids Tale (Gilead (In Hebrew Gil means…
Religion in THT and FSTEIN
In Hebrew Gil means joy and ad means eternal (Eternal joy)
May be eternal joy for some men
Relates to the Bible as Jesus was Jewish and the Bible was written in Hebrew
Absolve men of adultery
Convict women of adultery
Emphasise meekness and humility
Ignores bits like matthew 7:12 'treat each other in the ways we want to be trated'
Bible bits chosen to suit men at the top just like all of history
E..g Trump and abortion but not adultery
Suggests the ending 'to god'
Used as if there's something to be thankful for
'Blessed be the fruit'
'Of thy womb'
Allows them to receive and deliver subliminal messages of the bible and their duty
If the fruit is not blessed they become unwomen and die