She would rather live life in a brash and carefree manner than call herself spiritual or noble. “I’m damned bad for a religious atmosphere. I’ve the wrong type of face.” (Hemingway, 56). She lived indecently, yet she was shameless, and took on multiple lovers without the feeling of remorse. In fact, while engaged to Mike, she had slept with Brett and Pedro, and had a desire to run away with Pedro, one of her countless lovers.
Martha the head of the school is determined to keep the other girls from the room where john receives care excluding Edwina, the only teacher in the boarding school. Edwina consequently getting her heart broke falls in love with John and presumed they would get married. Alicia a promiscuous student defies Martha 's rule of invading the room and has sexual relations with the soldier. Alicia’s morals are questioned , but are easily forgiven. The movie defines a new meaning to jealousy as the girls no longer are disgruntled with one another.
Manpreet Chera ENG 3U105 Mr. Anderson January 5th, 2015 The Handmaid’s Tale ISU Journal #3: Character Offred is the narrator and protagonist of The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred belongs to the class of Handmaids, fertile women forced to bear children for elite, barren couples. Handmaids show which Commander owns them by adopting their Commanders names, such as Fred, and preceding them with “Of.” Offred remembers her real name but never reveals it. Offred was once a librarian and she no longer has family or friends, though she has flashbacks to a time in which she had a daughter and a husband named Luke. Offred remembers her sadness, fear, and isolation as her rights were slowly taken away from her during the establishment of the Gileadean regime.
Nick and his commander share many differences between one another due to what their status are in the Republic Of Gilead. However the two still have similarities between one another which consists of both of their relationship with Offred and them both committing adultery with Offred in hopes to produce a child for the commander and his wife. The commander has one of the most highest positions in the Republic Of Gilead and is unable to produce a child with his wife Serena Joy due to her being sterile. The commander is then required to commit adultery with there handmaid Offred in hopes to produce a child through her. However Offred had no signs of becoming pregnant through the commander suggesting that the commander was possibly sterile himself the whole time.
The protagonist seems as if she is completely dominated by her husband and as if he has full control over her. Ibsen first presents Nora as a child that does not have any knowledge about the real world outside her house. However, we can admire certain signs of rebellion presented in Nora throughout the play, which helped the public predict the final outburst. These situations made by Nora include the eating of the macaroons, she getting a loan and, finally, the poor relationship with her children. The final rebellion at the end of act three was not an expected way of reacting of a woman against his husband.
The Commander’s wife, Serena Joy, is shown to be living a horrible life, and we can see she despises Offred. In fact, through an act of desperation, Serena tells Offred, “ I was thinking of Nick” (Atwood 205). Serena previously had said that maybe the Commander couldn’t have kids. She then does something risky by suggesting Offred sleep with Nick, to see if she then gets pregnant. By Serena’s actions, we can tell she desperately wants a baby, so that way Offred can leave as soon as possible.
Serena Joy barely even leaves her house as a wife’s duty consists of staying home. She is a very unhappy character. Her life before this new government was a celebrity in television singing gospels and making speeches fighting for the life she has now which she hates. The only attention she receives is from when she fakes ill and all the other wives come visit and nurture her. However, if she were to get “pregnant” it will bless her ,the household,and wives will envy her.
Zenia, the femme fatale, psychologically controls everyone including her ex best friends and their spouse/boyfriend. She is simultaneously dominating her friends by being sexually engaged with their men, a treacherous form of manipulation. Critics have praised this work of modern literature who appeals to both acitivts and readers by informing them that “the feminism to be read in Atwood 's novels is not the feminism to be discovered in feminist textbooks." (Tolan 1). Even though Zenia is constantly being referred to as a sex symbol, she does not let herself be degraded, abused or exploited by anyone.
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
This does not include the fact that she lead Gatsby on throughout the whole entire book. Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom.