History Literature / TheHandmaidsTale

1st Sep '17 7:16:35 PM DavidDelony
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Creator/MargaretAtwood based all of the elements of Gilead's dystopia on real events.
21st Aug '17 8:48:58 PM hollowboy
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Invoked and played with. "There must have been needles, pills, something like that. I can't have lost that much time without help". The author thereby skips much of the backstory, allowing more room for lengthy atmospheric descriptions.
21st Aug '17 4:13:45 PM KingClark
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* IKEAErotica: [[JustifiedTrope Intentionally invoked]] [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste to show how passionless, loveless, and chore-like sex has become in Gilead.]]

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* IKEAErotica: [[JustifiedTrope Intentionally invoked]] [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste [[FetishRetardant to show how passionless, loveless, and chore-like sex has become in Gilead.]]
17th Jul '17 1:43:26 PM DavidDelony
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* FingerInTheMail: According to the epilogue, Gilead had a habit of sending body parts to escapees of the regime. This is thought to be one reason Offred never went public with her story, as she wasn't sure whether her husband was still alive or not.

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* FingerInTheMail: According to the epilogue, Gilead had a habit of sending body parts of loved ones to escapees of the regime. This is thought to be one reason Offred never went public with her story, as she wasn't sure whether her husband was still alive or not.
23rd Jun '17 4:34:28 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* CrapsackWorld: Pretty much so.

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* CrapsackWorld: Pretty VERY much so.
4th Jun '17 7:10:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
1st Jun '17 3:48:55 AM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Hypocrite}}: For supposedly being a highly religious Christian theocracy, the leaders of Gilead have allowed a government-run brothel to exist within its borders to feed the carnal desires of the men subject to the laws of the land. The Commander and Offred visit one called Jezebel's (also Biblically theme-named) in one of his PetTheDog moments to his breeding slave.
31st May '17 6:11:34 PM Fireblood
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Serena Joy, who preached of how a woman should stay at home.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Serena Joy, who preached of how a woman should stay at home. Now she's forced to, and doesn't like it one bit.



* HowWeGotHere: the novel tells how it ended up like this through flash backs.

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* HowWeGotHere: the The novel tells how it things ended up like this way through flash backs.flashbacks.



* SmokyGentlemensClub: the secret club the commander brings offred to. Nicknamed Jezebels and she soon finds Moira there

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* SmokyGentlemensClub: the The secret club the commander brings offred to. Nicknamed Jezebels and she Offred to, nicknamed Jezebel's. She soon finds Moira therethere.
31st May '17 5:39:01 AM Incongruousfrog
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Serena Joy, who preached of how a woman should stay at home.


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* SmokyGentlemensClub: the secret club the commander brings offred to. Nicknamed Jezebels and she soon finds Moira there
30th May '17 12:15:13 PM Incongruousfrog
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* HowWeGotHere: the novel tells how it ended up like this through flash backs.
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