Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Importance of Moira in the Novel The book "handmaid's tale" by Margret Attwood is a feminist novel that illustrates the threats of women in a society that had brutalized by their status and almost made it criminal to be a man. This book depicts a world that is cruel such that it does not allow women to enjoy their freedom. In this book, women are depicted as objects of male satisfaction and desires. In the novel, the relationship between Offred and Moira represents female friendship. On the other hand, Gilead claims to promote harmony between the two women. In the book, Moira is a woman of a strong character whose past experiences and determination influence her actions within the regime of Gilead. Moira is a role morel to the handmaids because she is brave and motivated by the beliefs of the regime she developed. Moira is also represented as a free spirit Moira is a great friend of Offred with who she can trust and seek comfort from. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the importance of Moira in the novel “Handmaid’s Tale.” In the novel, Moira is portrayed as a lesbian and a feminist as well. Through this, the strength of Gilead is depicted even in circumstances when the character of Moira is still broken down. In the novel, Moira is caught and taken to the 'Jezebels' which was a brothel. According to Atwood, Moira chooses to be a lesbian while she was still in college ( Atwood) . Moira wanted to be different and she still gets to do this even at 'Jezebels. In the novel, the author asserts that “woman on woman… turns them on.” This clearly shows that Moira was a lesbian.
Surname 2 In the book, Moira is a determined woman. The determination of Moira for her survival teaches her how to be dangerous and selfish. One of the most important purposes of Moira in the novel is a link to the past of Offred. In the book, there are several occasions when Offred has referred to her friendship with Moira. Before the establishment, if the regime. FOr example,
- Summer '18
- Brett Gordon
- The Handmaid's Tale, Moira