Matryoshka Doll Narrative Structure in Bruce Miller’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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Rajeshwari S, Dr. S. Meenakshi

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This paper enlightens the presence of Matryoshka doll narrative structure in Bruce Miller’s The Handmaid’s Tale series which is broadcast in 2017, is based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). Margaret Atwood is a Canadian writer, Novelist, and Environmental activist. Her works were highly inspired by myths and fairy tales. Bruce Miller is an American TV author and producer. He is most popular for Eureka, The 100 and The Handmaid's Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale series consists of 4 seasons with episodes inside it which contains different stories of different characters; This paper aims to prove the presence of fictional characters’ stories in the form of Matryoshka doll structure and also it focuses on In medias res narrative technique with a flashback. The title The Handmaid’s Tale, here Handmaid is referred to women who forcibly allotted to produce children for the “commanders (upper-class men)” in the theocracy society Gilead.

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