I tried to start The Handmaid’s Tale

by Andrea Elizabeth

because it had puritan costumes, and I like The Village, but their outer virtue-scripted dialogue was fake, and the main character’s true inner thoughts were profane, so nevermind. It’s so progressive to think past social restrictions were oppressive rather than that emotions and character follow speech and actions. I prefer people to fake being good than to let all their gunk hang out. If faking it’s the best we can do, then it’s sad, but the better choice. Hopefully someday true virtue and purity will follow.