ASSIGNMENT 8 - THE HANDMAIDS TALE.docx - THE HANDMAID’S TALE CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER 42 A salvaging is carried out Aunt Lydia is supervising the

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE CHAPTER SUMMARY: CHAPTER 42 A salvaging is carried out. Aunt Lydia is supervising the hangings: two Handmaids and a Wife. Offred thinks handmaids are hanged for trying to kill her Commander’s Wife. Wives get salvaged for only three reasons: killing a Handmaid, adultery, or attempted escape. Handmaids place their hands on a rope as the women are hanged to show their consent to the salvaging. CHAPTER 43 After the hanging, a “Particicution” is held. Handmaids kick and beat a Guardian accused of rape. Offred sees Ofglen kicking his head several times and later asks her why she did so. Ofglen tells her that he was a rebel and that she wanted to put him out his misery quickly. Offred admits, ashamed, that she actually enjoys particicutions. CHAPTER 44 After that, Offred goes on shopping trip but the Handmaid who meets her is not Ofglen, but Commander Ofglen’s new handmaid. Soon enough, Offred realizes that the new Ofglen knows about the resistance and does not belong to it. She fears that the new Ofglen will give her
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