The enjambment in these 2 lines allow another reading of “you think of your own” to take place; not only does she think of her own things, but this line also indicates that she may be thinking about herself, and her place in the apartment. Thus the third and fourth line is a possible reason for the lady bed spacer keeping her things in a suitcase under her bed. Her things based on the poem are “as moveable as the knockabouts you share with the others renting the same elbow room”, these lines indicate the temporariness of her stay in the
She uses storytelling to preserve herself, to validate her existence, to prove her life matters. Moreover, for Offred, recording her stories is the only way to send a message to the world outside Gilead in hope that one day it will be delivered. She does not try to be accurate about the history and society of dystopian Gilead, yet she is precise in describing her feelings and emotions, knowing that she is not alone: there are other handmaids with similar stories and there are her believed
Despite being an outcast in a classroom setting, Estrella was still determined to learn new things and showed no indication that she was uncomfortable in such a setting that might hinder her learning performance. When it “never occurred to her that she was dirty” because of claim of her mother’s seemingly sanitary care of her, she reveals that the new culture she is in contrasts where she came from. This
Readers feel that Melinda should stay her quiet self through the situations she was handed during the novel but, Melinda should speak on the situations that are present to her because they would have turned out better for her than her not talking about them. Because of the situations that Melinda was put in, readers have the right to presume that being silent is the best solution. This method does work some of the times. When Melinda was
It is not an ideal situation for either party involved. I understand the family values and if her story becomes public knowledge it was impact the image of the organization due to the nature of whom she decided to stay in a relationship with. On the other hand, is this fair to the employee? Her decisions did not affect the quality of work, she continued to give excellence while she going through the situation. Can employers determine who one will be in a relationship with?
Elizabeth is always true to herself and doesn 't hide from who she truly is. Abigail is a foil for Elizabeth due to their conflicting personalities and choices. The lesson to learn from these two is not to lie, do not push your luck beyond a certain limit, and be true to yourself. If the world or even just a few of its inhabitants learned these lessons, we could grow as a whole and lead a better and brighter future towards the next generation and leave our impact
Kate proves to be kind because she really puts other peoples’ feelings into consideration when saying or doing something. Although Kate cares about other peoples’ feelings she refuses to express her own. The traits that Kate possesses makes her the person she is; somebody who cannot express how they feel.
Nonetheless, she does not let it stop her from living a life that she wants even though she was treated badly. When Sage asks about her tattoo, Minka says, “Everything before…well, that happened to a different person” (67). Minka understands that living in her past will bring her everything but happiness. That is the reason behind why she has let the past go and has started a new life. The idea that her past does not influence who she is today is also communicated with Minka keeping her tattoo covered.
The truth in The Handmaid’s Tale is that the new way of life is the best way. No more danger, no more risks. It is now a more ordered society that each person has a role to play. If only everyone believed it, Offred is not only aware that the seamless society has some rips in the stitches, but also questions it. She allows tiny slips of memories from her past, and the past culture.
Because of this, Epinine will know what to do when things get hard. She will know how to survive, whereas Cossette will not have the slightest clue. She was raised by Val Jean, who was able to give her anything she may have needed or desired, while Epinine was forced to go and get it for