History Literature / TheHandmaidsTale

28th Mar '18 1:13:47 PM vifetoile
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* FutureImperfect: [[spoiler:The epilogue.]]

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* FutureImperfect: [[spoiler:The epilogue.The epilogue. [[spoiler: Gilead is described in the past tense, so that's good. But whoever is speaking in the epilogue is dismissive and probably unconsciously misogynistic -- saying that the title must be a ''Canterbury Tales'' reference InUniverse, paying more attention to the motivations of Nick or the identity of the Commander than Offred's lived experience.]]
10th Mar '18 7:44:14 PM Malady
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* TheLittleDetecto: How the Eyes manage to find every secret.
10th Mar '18 7:29:00 PM Malady
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* TitleDrop: Not for the title of the work as a whole, but for the section titles:
** ''Household'': Chapter 14:
--> I wait, for the household to assemble. ''Household'': that is what we are.
** ''Waiting Room'': In chapter 9:
--> Iím waiting, in my room, which right now is a waiting room.

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* TitleDrop: Not TitleDrop:
** The one
for the title of the work as a whole, but from the [[spoiler:Historical Notes on]] ''The Handmaid's Tale'' section:
---> "Problems of [[spoiler:Authentication in Reference to]] ''The Handmaid's Tale''."
** Some
for the section titles:
** *** ''Household'': Chapter 14:
--> ----> I wait, for the household to assemble. ''Household'': that is what we are.
** *** ''Waiting Room'': In chapter 9:
--> ----> Iím waiting, in my room, which right now is a waiting room.
10th Mar '18 3:54:09 PM Fireblood
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* OneWordTitle: The section titles, some of which are, ''Houeehold'', and ''Shopping''.

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* OneWordTitle: The section titles, some of which are, ''Houeehold'', are ''Household'' and ''Shopping''.
10th Mar '18 1:12:01 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: The section titles, some of which are, ''Houeehold'', and ''Shopping''.


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* TitleDrop: Not for the title of the work as a whole, but for the section titles:
** ''Household'': Chapter 14:
--> I wait, for the household to assemble. ''Household'': that is what we are.
** ''Waiting Room'': In chapter 9:
--> Iím waiting, in my room, which right now is a waiting room.
15th Jan '18 9:46:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DenOfIniquity: Jezebel's, one of the few establishments left in Gilead where prostitution is permitted, but only to entertain the men. It passes itself off as a SmokyGentlemensClub to make itself seem respectable in the face of the country's own moral hypocrisy.

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* DenOfIniquity: Jezebel's, one of the few establishments left in Gilead where prostitution is permitted, but only to entertain the men. It passes itself off as a SmokyGentlemensClub to make itself seem respectable in the face of the country's own moral hypocrisy. (The 1990 film makes Jezebel's seem more like a rich person's house party, with decor and dress that wouldn't look too out of place in the early part of that decade.)
14th Jan '18 8:14:16 PM hullflyer
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** Gilead itself is causing this with its own attempts to increase the birth rate. There is very strong (real-world) evidence that being relaxed and comfortable while having sex increases the chances of conception. The "ritual" of husbands having sex with handmaids has deliberately been made as impersonal and uncomfortable as possible for the woman, to the point that any attempt to make it more comfortable or intimate has been made illegal, all of which further reduces the already low number of conceptions.
6th Dec '17 1:10:21 PM trapdisc
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** In universe, Ofglen turns "There is a balm in Gilead" from the regime's anthem quietly into "There is a ''bomb'' in Gilead".

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** In universe, Ofglen Moira turns "There is a balm in Gilead" from the regime's anthem quietly into "There is a ''bomb'' in Gilead".
2nd Dec '17 6:58:40 AM Synchronicity
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* SnicketWarningLabel: After she first sleeps with Nick, Offred bemoans the sadness of her story and implies that it doesn't get much better.
-->''"I told you it was bad."''
12th Nov '17 3:21:32 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DenOfIniquity: Jezebel's, one of the few establishments left in Gilead where prostitution is permitted, but only to entertain the men.

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* DenOfIniquity: Jezebel's, one of the few establishments left in Gilead where prostitution is permitted, but only to entertain the men. It passes itself off as a SmokyGentlemensClub to make itself seem respectable in the face of the country's own moral hypocrisy.
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