Handmaid's Characters

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  • Handmaid's Tale Characters
    • Ofglen
      • CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 27: SOUL SCROLLS CHAPTER 43: PRAYVAGANZA
        • Contrasts Offred, Martyr and an altruistic heroine. Represents the Resistance.
    • Commander
      • CHAPTER 16: CEREMONY CHAPTER 23: SCRABBLE    CHAPTER 37:  JEZEBELS
        • As a founder of Gilead, he bears responsibility for the Totalitarian regime. He created the rules but does not comply.
          • "Offred and Ofglen derive their social identities from which ever Commander temporarily owns them" Tim Clisp
    • Offred
      • CHAPTER 16: CEREMONY CHAPTER 19: THOUGHTS ON EGG CHAPTER 23: SCRABBLE
        • a voice for her heroine that is direct, artless, utterly convincing. It is a voice of a woman we might know
    • Nick
      • CHAPTER 4: FIRST MEET CHAPTER 40; ORDERED TO HAVE SEX CHAPTER 41: GOES BACK
      • Represents Offred's selfishness to have sex with him. Shows small rebellious acts.
        • "Nick serves to release Offred. Through her friendship with Nick she even discovers satisfaction with her life" - Lucy Freibert
          • CHAPTER 4: FIRST MEET CHAPTER 40; ORDERED TO HAVE SEX CHAPTER 41: GOES BACK
    • Aunt Lydia
      • CHAPTER 5: FREEDOM TO AND FREEDOM FROM CHAPTER 10:VIEWS ON WOMEN CHAPTER 42: SALVAGING
    • Moira
      • Represents rebellion and hope of getting out but becomes vulnerable. Shows the Totalitarian regime defeats hope.
        • "Moira is Offred's rebel alter ego" - Lee Briscoe
          • CHAPTER 15: FLASHBACK TO FIRST MEET CHAPTER 22: ESCAPE CHAPTER 37: JEZEBELS
            • Moira
              • Represents rebellion and hope of getting out but becomes vulnerable. Shows the Totalitarian regime defeats hope.
                • "Moira is Offred's rebel alter ego" - Lee Briscoe
                  • CHAPTER 15: FLASHBACK TO FIRST MEET CHAPTER 22: ESCAPE CHAPTER 37: JEZEBELS
      • Luke

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