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“I like the notion that June has this power over Nick that causes him to make If there is a relationship that is forbidden and will likely end in tragedy and death I. Nick already knew that something was wrong with Offred, but now he . as she took the last ounce of joy from Offred, her relationship with Nick. Offred recognizes her illicit relationship with her Commander as ironic, and with will become a story of sex imposed on Offred with Nick in his room above the.
People make horrible choices and our ability to atone for them is a huge part of what makes us human. If she's going down, I don't want her hacked to pieces physically and psychologically by her husband. I want the world to pass its judgment. I want the returning United States government to put her on trial.
And I want her peers to choose her fate. Not sure what happened to Michelle in the rebellion if Oprah is still out there so are the Obamas, don't try mebut this seems like an excellent time to go high.
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But, also, if she gets stoned to death by Handmaids in the middle of the street I'm breaking out some popcorn and hunting down the discontinued theme wine. Cause that's just good TV.
A quick point on Serena's reading stunt: Literacy is really important. But her focus on "our children must be able to read" rather than educating the entire population is a classist crock of shit. I will not have this discussion with you, ma'am. Yeah I thought the whole sequence with Serena and the Commanders was stellar because it demonstrated everything you two brought up. But I've been a bit obsessed with the increasing emphasis on women's literacy in Gilead throughout the season.
It has so many parallels to our world right now, like Pakistani women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot at eleven-years old for the crime of being on a school bus. With all that said, the Marthas and their Underground Railroad was by far the best part of this finale.
Margaret Atwood's book mentioned an Underground Railroad, but the decision by the writers to make the Marthas the ones who run it was spectacular. I saw it as an acknowledgement of the women behind the real Underground Railroad, who were often house slaves forced to do the cooking and cleaning.
They very strategically used their proximity to the slave owners to gain information, risking everything and using their own invisibility in the eyes of the slave owners to their advantage.
What about you two? What do you hope to see next season? The last 10 minutes of the episode gave me some hope that next season won't be as relentless a misery-fest as this one was. I had an inkling that something was going on when both Rita and Commander Lawrence's Martha were said to be missing at different parts of the episode and it was such a dope storytelling tactic.
Anyway, the reason that gives me hope is because it shows that they are aware that the resistance narrative is what people want from The Handmaid's Tale and that they do kind of have a plan to implement that in the narrative. Now that June has nowhere else to go, hopefully the focus will shift more to how Gilead crumbles from the inside and outside — the Canada visit episode was one of the best this season and I'm still really interested in seeing what the world at large thinks about and is going to do about Gilead.
Sadly, my prediction for a Canadian invasion did not come true but there is still time. Fingers crossed for that baby boy! I think we can all agree Commander Waterford and his unborn baby boy can rot in fucking hell Image: Hulu JK, here's the best I think we can hope for: If the writers can start thinking big and get us out of this horrible loop of June infinitely going back to the Waterfords, we'll be in for a treat.
The first two seasons have firmly cemented the horror of Gilead. Now, let's start pulling back more of the curtain hiding the resistance to that horror. Alongside the Underground Railroad, Commander Lawrence was an incredible addition to the world of Handmaid's. I am hoping he can provide the access and information necessary for beginning a political take down, while continuing to assist with escapes.
If Lawrence built Gilead, he can sure as hell tear it down. Maybe sabotage the banks? Additionally, I want to see more of his wife. Her brief moments on screen were fabulous and I've got a gut feeling Lawrence is headed for a choice between the greater good and the safety of his wife sometime next season.
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It will be horrible and amazing. Lastly, just because I live for drama, June, Luke, and Nick need to have a little get together! Make some guacamole, spill the tea, get awkward! If she doesn't survive Gilead. She tells, therefore they are. Throughout the book, Offred constantly worries about telling the story right and remembering the events accurately, especially when it comes to the other handmaids.
By the end, you get the sense that this is because she believes this story is all that will survive of her and the other women trapped in Gilead — the only proof that they ever existed or mattered.
The really heartbreaking truth behind the "you" is that it's Offred shouting into the void. Even in the future she's telling her story from, she's not sure anyone will ever hear it.The Handmaid's Tale -- June and Nick kiss -- Season 2 Episode 7
But she tells it anyway, as an ultimate act of defiance against Gilead. She refuses to let the identities of the women they tried to erase be forgotten. Which leads us to the even more existential question embedded in that narration.
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How are we hearing her story at all? Both the book and the show often remind us that women are forbidden from reading and writing in Gilead, precisely to prevent their stories from being either heard or remembered. Offred before we even know her name is June at the beginning of Season 1. Hulu So how does Offred manage to tell her story? Well, the book gives a clear answer to this one — and all signs point to the show ramping up to the same reveal.
After the final chapter of Offred's story in the book, we read an epilogue set several centuries in the future at an academic conference of historians discussing the fall of Gilead.
It's revealed that the handmaid's tale we just read was originally discovered as a set of audio cassette tapes, hidden in a location on the underground railroad that smuggled women out of the country. The Hulu adaptation even nods to the fact that we're listening to cassette tapes in the very first episode of Season 1.
Right before June's voice-over begins, you can hear a loud "click. What this means for June's survival on the show But what the novel's epilogue doesn't answer is whether or not Offred survived after recording her story.
Imagine all the stories lost among these handmaids. Hulu The historian that discovered the tapes couldn't identify her real name. And there's no record of a story like hers among the Gilead refugees who escaped. But that could just be because, like many other handmaids who survived, she chose to become a recluse and never told anyone else what happened. Why women's stories will be Gilead's downfall Regardless of whether she survived in the book, the survival of Offred's story is a triumph in itself.
The epilogue implies that stories like hers are actually what ultimately led to the fall of Gilead. That theme is echoed in the show, which demonstrates again and again that the greatest threat to Gilead is women wielding pens.
The true source of power in a patriarchal society is women's silence. In Season 1, the show deviated from the book to reveal that the Mayday package — which is treated like a nuclear bomb — is nothing more or less than a stack of letters with women's stories. If the narrator or character is naive, it is then the implied author who takes responsibility for the upper level, metadiscursive voice.
In this case, Offred becomes its victim. Applying a two-dimensional concept to a many-faceted universe, ironic events in the novel will be found to reverberate from one locus to another. Yet, she herself is the source of ironic refraction, as she reflects on customs and objects, along with their significations, across the two political regimes within which her life evolves.
Her ironic stereoscopic vision permeates her voice and sets the tone of her narration. Offred recognizes her illicit relationship with her Commander as ironic, and with the shock of her discoveries her tone reflects these ironies: The setting of love has been turned into a brothel.
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And at the same time, in spite of all the changes, there is, in fact, no change at all in this kind of relation: Men at the top have always had mistresses, why should things be any different now? The Commander and I have an arrangement. Ironically, a man without life or a visible face loses his humanity to resemble the scarecrow which was originally created to resemble a man in order to scare. A sitting room in which I never sit, but stand or kneel only. Further contrast from the usual implication of something not being a prison, i.
We still had our bodies.