REBELLION - The Handmaids Tale and The Kite Runner

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  • 'Political and social protest writing often focuses on rebellion against those in power.'
    • The Handmaid's Tale
      • Moira's Rebellion
        • Characterised as bold, confident, outspoken
          • 'Like an elevator with open sides'
          • 'Daring and spectacular'
          • 'Moira was always more logical'
        • ALT - punished and subdued by her rebellion
          • Beating by the Aunts at the Red Centre
            • 'A lack of volition'
          • Confined at Jezebel's
            • 'I don't know how she ended'
            • 'She's dressed absurdly'
            • 'Government issue'
      • Ofglen's Rebellion
        • Organised resistance, community-minded
          • 'I thought you were a true believer'
        • ALT - punished for her rebellion
          • Suicide suggests the hopelessness of rebellion
            • 'Ofglen, wherever she is, is no longer Ofglen'
            • 'She saw the van coming for her'
            • 'She hanged herself'
            • 'She has died that I may live'
      • Offred's Rebellion
        • Relationship with Nick
          • 'He's not servile enough'
          • 'All I've got left'
        • Role in the resistance
          • 'Nolite te bastardes Carborandorum'
        • Relationship with the Commander
          • 'A small defiance'
          • 'I wanted what I could get'
      • The Commander's Rebellion
        • Rebels because of his desire for a deeper emotional connection - hypocrisy
          • Highlights the unsteadiness of the foundations of Gilead
        • Relationship with Offred (scrabble, Jezebel's, hand cream)
          • 'Get a kick out of it'
          • 'It's like screwing on the altar or something'
          • 'Now it's forbidden. `now it's dangerous. Now it's indecent'
          • 'He won't come down this late. He never does'
      • Serena Joy's Rebellion
        • Sets up Offred's relationship with Nick
          • Highlights the unsteadiness of the foundations of Gilead
          • ALT - Committed in order to fulfil the goal of the regime, so not fully rebellious
            • 'She wants it alright, that baby'
          • 'Women do it frequently. All the time'
          • 'Serena Joy has arranged it'
          • 'She'll wait for me'
        • Has cigarrettes
          • 'Little black market errands'
          • 'I could get something for you'
      • As a dystopian, the rebellion operates on a general level of society
    • The Kite Runner
      • Friendship between Amir and Hassan rebels against ingrained prejudice
        • 'Giggling, laughing'
        • 'You're a prince and I love you'
        • ALT - Amir and Hassan do not view each other as friends, they are aware of the ethnic divide
          • 'Made my bed, polished my shoes'
          • 'I held all the keys'
          • 'What use did a servant have for the written word?'
          • 'What did he know?'
          • 'Ingrained sense of one's place'
          • 'Hassan never denied me anything'
        • 'We won! We won!'
        • 'I loved him in that moment'
      • Rebellion against political regimes
        • Baba's rebellion against the Soviet oppressors
          • 'Pointed the barrel to Baba's chest'
          • 'Tell him he's wrong'
          • 'I'll take a thousand of his bullets'
        • Amir's rebellion against the Taliban
          • 'Screamed', 'Thrown', 'Hurled', 'Choking', 'Lying', 'Snapping'
          • 'Brass knuckles'
          • 'Rolled side to side, shrieking'
      • Rebellion of women
        • Sanaubar's rebellion against the patriarchy
          • ALT - is physically scarred by her wrongdoings
            • 'She just collapsed'
            • 'Toothless woman with stringy graying hair and sores on her arms'
            • 'Slashes cut this way and that way'
            • 'Grotesque'
          • 'I knew your mother ... I knew her real good'
          • 'Beautiful but notoriously unscrupulous'
          • 'Dishonourable reputation'
          • 'Sent men to reveries of infidelity'
          • 'tempted countless men into sin'
        • Soraya's rebellion against her father
          • ALT - ends with her in the wrong and returning home to live a virtuous life
            • 'Dedicated herself to taking care of my father'
            • 'White ankle-length summer dress'
            • 'A veiled par in white'
          • 'She would bear the brunt of that poison'
          • 'Rebellious... stupid'
          • 'He saved me'
          • 'I was hysterical'
          • 'Made me come home'
      • As a bildungsroman, the rebellion operates on an individual and personal level

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