A Loose Contradiction In The Handmaid's Tale

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A Loose Contradiction: Moira’s Situation
In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood describes Moira’s situation by playing with the word “loose” to emphasize how Moira could be at risk and a to her surroundings. When Offred discovers what had happened to Moira, she reflects how Moira’s actions could affect her and the other roles in the Republic of Gilead in a vague manner; “Moira had power now, she’d been set loose, she’d set herself loose. She was now a loose woman” (Atwood 133). By Atwood stating that Moira was set loose, she implies that Moira was allowed to leave Gilead; moreover, Moira didn’t have to go through a manhunt to find her freedom. It can also be inferred that Moira is still alive when Offred uses present tense in “Moira had power
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