• Offred's oldest friend
  • Survivor of the permissive society that existed before Gilead
  • Spirited rebel
  • A 'Discard', consigned to Jezebel's

Female rebel

  • Moira is always known by her real name because she never became a Handmaid.
  • Offred views her as the embodiment of female heroism.
  • The Gileadean regime views her as a 'loose woman', a criminal element.
  • Her story follows the conventional fictional pattern of rebellious figures.
  • When Offred last sees her she's working in a prostitute at Jezebel's.
  • Manages to express her protest against the regime through her work as a prostitute.


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