Bachelor of Arts in English
Deborah J. Robinson, Ph.D.
This thesis traces eerie parallels between the historical portrayal of Mary Magdalene in biblical history and the characters of Moira and Offred in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. An analysis of the portrayal of women in both texts exemplifies the use of the patriarchal weaponization of the Bible to marginalize, objectify, distort, and/or silence the female voice.
Barnes, Gabrielle, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation and Deliver Us From Patriarchy : Biblical Appropriations of the Female Voice" (2018). English Theses. 23.