The Handmaid's Tale Chapter 1 Summary

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Offred’s mind goes back to the day the she and Luke attempted escaping Gilead. As the family reached the border, they gave the guard their passports. It never clarified that Luke had been divorced. Luke then spotted the guard picking up the phone. They began to speed away in the car. Eventually, they got out and ran into the woods. Offred snaps out of it. Later, Serena Joy shows her a picture of her child. In the picture, she is wearing a white dress and is smiling. She assumes that her daughter barely remembers her. This hurts her heart. Moreover, Offred goes to see the Commander. He appears to be drunk. He is frisky with her and hands her a slutty outfit decorated with sequins and feathers. He emphasizes that he wants to take her out, and
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