- Created by: Oliviafurniss17
- Created on: 03-05-21 12:50
- gynasium scene-alma, dolores,moia, june etc
- sleeping in barracks beaneath flannel sheets and army blankets
- conteomplate yeearning for flreedom
- reach out and try and touch hands
- aunts electric cattle prods
- guards outside
- twice daily walks
- powerful motifs
- for all gileads hiercahy-fails to readicate normal human acitivity of pre gilead period
- secen infused with sight and smells and sexuality of past
- juxposition inncoence and brutality-'aunts' but sadistsic
- ullusion of pretction barned wire
- sara and elizabeth-old testamnet names represneting motherhood/modern cosmetci products
- third motid heomtrci absolutes-insitnce on indoctrination
- offred a handmids
- her red habit, and sets herself goal not to think to much
- tries to avoid seran etc
- five weeks prior to openeing scsne-arrived at house and serean ' i want to see as little of you as possible'
- 'buisness transaction'
- when walking with oflegn passes nick-winks provcatibley
- she faers he a sphy
- town dveoid of humanity
- sets her on mem of pat-whe had nail varnish etd
- when waiting in line sees janine 'vastly pregant'
- past chirhc and wall
- sertility and coerism of an enforoced notion of motherhood
- refuses to think of ceel as 'my'
- persisient colour motif=menstruation
- blood colour 'defines us'
- her name 'of fred' and 'off red'-hint at her rebellion
- bland nurtious diet
CHAP 3 NIGHT
- recalls college with moira and childhood in park-mum in millitant feminist gathering burn pornograohic mags
- then shifts to offs failed escape to canda and being drugged into oblivion -so she would forget abduction of daughter
- clinging to sanity-tells her story to an invicisble narrative
- period of violnce seperate her two lifes
- atwood composes loose shreds of mental scenarios to ally her three friends/fam
- her child gone=may have been shanghaied into another gam
CHAP 4-WAITING ROOM
- off joins ofgeln to walk by wall
- preist and 2 homosexauls
- econowives [ats mourning stillborn fetus 'under his eye'
- pass nick and gives groceries t rita
- she goes uopstairs and passes commander outside her room
- recrtaets into memroys and thinks about pre maritial affaior with luke
- 'suffering attack of the past'
- recalls one say finding pice of latin from her predescrro 'notile de la...'
- summer=she escroted to doctors poffice for medial exmaination
- doctor 'i coild help you'
- she consider this but thinks about penalty
- she then in bath and avoids gazing at body as 'determines er so compeltley
- rita suopervises her bath and then prep for cermony
- in forerm time=life full of optimsims etc
- she failed to apprecate womens rights and prvailges like having a job
- paid scnat attention to omnious political chnages and chnage in social climate=rise in misogyny
- when given dinner has womanly ufge to keep butter for body cream=small indulgence=lighten her feelings of tedium
- too iient on survivla though to do it with doc
- exmaines tatoo pass umber on ankle and like ww111
- she retains sne of indiaulity duirng cereminy-composes herself in soulles receptable for his sperm
'SECT WARS'-interdonminational battles-gileads fundamentalists fight against jews, etc
'NOTILE TE BASTARDS CARBORDUNDORUM'-botched version of latin meaning 'dont let bastrds…