The handmaid’s tale season 4 netflix America when ruled
The handmaid tale netflix series When you hear the name for the first time without any background about the events, the first thing that will come to your mind is that the series talks about the life of one of the bridesmaids.
But believe me, the series is not concerned with any kings, princesses or bridesmaids by dependence, but rather it tells you the story of a slave girl, this slave girl does not go back to the Middle Ages, and did not exist in the third world, but in America.
It is the story of America when it is ruled by I.S.I.S … and I.S.I.S here is just a reference to religious extremism and exaggeration, and the exploitation of religion to achieve personal and political interests, which is what the series talks about.
The state of Gilead welcomes you only if you are men
The series takes place in the state of Gilead, or “eternal happiness” in Hebrew, a country imagined by the writer Margaret Atwood, built on the ruins of America after the war.
Gilead completely despises women and considers them dependents of men, and that their only job in life is to reproduce and raise children. A woman has no right to work, study, or own money of her own, or even to read a book, and she certainly has no physical freedom in association, whether through marriage. Or without whomever she wants.
Not only that, a woman’s sexual instinct is a sin. She must engage in sexual intercourse only for the sake of procreation, not for pleasure, as sexual pleasure in Gilead is a sin that deserves atonement, and the truth is that it is for both men and women.
Gilad also sees in beauty immorality, immorality and luxury, so no paintings are allowed, no music, no literature, but makeup for women is completely forbidden, and even the color diversity in the details and colors of clothes is forbidden, so women must wear one of four colors and no more according to their situation social in the state.
Red is for maids , who are fertile women, who are fit for pregnancy and childbirth.
Blue for ladies and they are the wives who live under the custody of their husbands.
Light brown for maids , one of whom is called “Martha,” the unmarried, unfertile lady, who works as a maid in the homes of married women.
The dark brown is for aunts , and they are responsible for training, educating and reforming the concubines, and they are a middle stage between the responsible for the harem in the past, and the warden in modern prisons.
No more colors but black for men’s suits, and if the same colors are debauchery, you must imagine that homosexuals or “traitors to their sex” as they are called their only punishment is death, and in the worst possible way, either by stoning or hanging or sending to the colonies to remove the toxic waste until the skin is eroded And the bone, a person wishes for the same moment of death, and it is considered the worst crime in Gilead, perhaps only surpassed by the charge of killing or aborting a child.
Offred…my dear maidservant, you don’t have the right to keep your name
John is the name of the heroine, who plays the role of “Elizabeth Moss“, but it is a taboo to mention John’s real name, as it is called a new name attributed to the man of the family that will serve her, as John serves the family of the leader “Fred Waterford” who plays the role of “Joseph Fiennes”. Therefore, her name is “Offred” after the name of its owner.
You will discover through events and through flashback throughout the episodes of the series the previous life of “John” when America was still America, and religious fascism had not yet controlled it, as she worked as a journalist and is the wife of Luke, who plays the role of “O.T. Fagpinel”, and she has a young daughter, Hannah and her close friend. Moira, played by Samira Wiley, John tries to escape with her small family, but fails. She hears the sound of bullets hitting her husband, and her child is taken from her, while she is transferred to the maid’s rehabilitation center in preparation for distribution to the house of a leader.
What you do not know about this world is that fertile women are a very scarce currency. With the high degree of pollution in the environment, the majority of women have become sterile, and some of those who have given birth to children have suffered from repeated abortions or from the death of the fetus. There are entire countries where no child has been born since 6 years old Therefore, being a fertile female and giving birth to a live, healthy child is a true miracle, and a desirable commodity for all.
Thus, as soon as John was arrested, she began to discover the truth of her position in the new society. Her job was to be impregnated by her master to bear his child, and when the child was born, she had to move to a new master’s house, a third, and a fourth, throughout the fertile period of her life. Once a new name attributed to her new master, she also bears his child, who he and his wife will take over as soon as he is born.
In a few days, John found herself branded with a hand gesture in her ear to go to the house of Commander “Fred”, and “Serena” meets his wife, played by “Yvonne Strahovsky”. Those who watched the Dexter series will not forget her brilliant role in the role of “Hannah Mackie”, but here Yvonne did a completely different and very complex role that really added to her.
The ceremony… Rape in the name of religion
If the idea of slave girls is terrifying and the idea of them returning in this same age is horrible, and the idea of kidnapping a woman to be a slave of another man to deal with her as a husband and waiting for her to give birth to him murderous children, then the idea of all this taking place in his wife’s lap, it is an even more terrifying and disgusting idea for what Denial of instinct.
It has been the interpretation of the verses of the Book of Genesis in Gilead literally (when she saw Rachel, she did not give birth to Jacob, was jealous of Rachel from her sister, and she said to Jacob: “Grant me sons, or else I die!”, She said: “Behold, my maid Bilhah, enter it Vtld on my knees, And I also have children from her.” So she gave him Bilhah her maidservant Bilhah as a wife.
Thus, the wife puts the maidservant between her knees so that the husband performs the marital relationship automatically without any feelings and for the purpose of vaccination only, but he is not allowed to touch the maid at all, in a disgusting and horrible relationship between a wife who is forced to watch her husband in a relationship with another, and a slave girl who is raped in the name of religion publicly, and between a man who is required to have an affair without any degree of feelings or affection as if he were a “robot” all in public on a night called the Night of the Ceremony; To give an air of piety to a rape in order to get a child and steal it from his mother for the benefit of others.
And you will find yourself wondering why, for example, fertile girls are not married off in order to get pregnant and give birth naturally?? Why only be my side to the leaders of the nascent state of Gilad, and their children are the children of the leaders and their wives, then the goal is not only to preserve the world by giving birth to children, but rather to preserve only a specific class of the world.
Complex, brilliant roles and a story that needs to be seen
Throughout the series, you will feel some discomfort. In contrast to the tightly drawn characters, John, who is forced to keep up with what is happening to her and learn how to bend her head, how to break her eye and look at the ground and not in the eyes of her master, you will really see her feelings through her face without uttering, and “Moose” has performed The role was professional,
So she changed her feelings on the page of her face and in the brilliance of her eyes, gathering her energy to smile in the face of her master in fear or manipulation with him, her collapse in the end scene with the wife of Commander Serena – whose details I will not tell in order to prevent the burning of events – but the page of her face during the assault on her in the name of religion in order to carry In the leader’s child, all shots were made professionally, no less than the performance of any of the heroes,
Both “Fred” in the role of an opportunistic leader who exploits religion in his interests, while he is the first to break the rules that punish others, and “Srina” the semi-insane wife who was placed with her husband And his group the rules of the world are the same as his first victims, who changed her husband and at the same time is there to carry her maid from him, even the car driver Nick, who will turn into “John” lover and his amazing performance of his complex role, he is a driver for the leader and at the same time a spy by driving on him, and in At the same time, he is a lover and a lover In fact, the performance of the maid, between degrees of cruelty, indifference, and pity, is truly astonishing.
I promise you that you will witness a true epic performance, special feelings, and even a great scenario. There is no more good morning, no hello, no welcome, nor any of the natural terms, so that the dialogues will turn into phrases “May the Lord open to us”, “we praise Him”, “bless the fruit” and so on from religious expressions In addition to John’s internal dialogues, and her conversations with Moira or Janine from her maidservant friends… the scenario and dialogue in general will actually convey the world around you.
But nothing is perfect. There is a real problem with the story. As I said, there is always a concern for you. There is incomplete information. Through the flashback, you will know about how America turned to Gilead, but you will not know in fact, no, you know, did you convert completely, did you convert in part? You see the beginning of the transformation but you don’t see any glimpses of the war they are talking about, why are whole parts of America deserted as if it were a series after the Holocaust, how a part of Canada came to represent Central America, but how a handful of religious maniacs were overwhelmed by only three terrorist bombings on the US government and army to take control of the US government and army country like this? When did you put all these details into this kind of life? All of this will not be answered and you have to accept that this is the world now and you will play by its rules.
Rather, you will wonder if this world contains nothing but slave girls and the wives of leaders and maids?? Where are the ordinary citizens? Where are the girls before marriage? Are there natural families? All of that you will not find an answer to, but some parts of the plot, such as how the Mexican ambassador knew John, and getting to know her, you will not find a convincing explanation for her, as he certainly did not preserve all the kidnapped women.
But if you can ignore this, and convince yourself that these things will be answered in the next part, you will have an interesting series.
In the end, the tinge of gloom and drama that you will feel throughout the series cannot be ignored in the distinctive soundtrack, and in the photography that always deliberately introduces lighting from behind the curtains so that life remains with a dark tinge even if it is in strong lighting, and in the exotic decorations that belong to traditions and eras that have ended … the series A piece of art not to be missed.