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Caitlin MillerProfessor LeosonEnglish 1625 May 2022The Handmaid’s TaleLiterary AnalysisIn Gilead, citizens are stripped of their individuality and in a totalitarian state. MargaretAtwood’sThe Handmaid’s Taleis written as a first-person narrative from Offred’s perspective.Offred, the protagonist, offers the point of view of a handmaid while also providing flashbacks toher life before Gilead. The handmaids wear all red representing their fertility. They are givenlittle to no freedom, under the guidance of the aunts, and placed eventually with a commanderand his wife. Aunt Lydia, the antagonist, is a traditionalist that tells the handmaids to basicallyaccept their fate. She feels for the commander's wives and wants the handmaids to know they are
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