Summary Of Offred: The Handmaid's Tale

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The main protagonist of the book is Offred: she is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian, theocratic state. The reproductive rates are low due to pollution and handmaids are assigned to bear children.
Offred serves a couple, Commander Fred and Serena Joy. Offred must have impersonal sex with the commander while holding Serena’s hands.
In this new state, where the United States government was overthrown, women are very limited in terms of their freedoms: they are not allowed to leave unless it is for shopping trips, the door to her room cannot be closed completely and every public move Offred makes is being monitored by The Eye, Gilead’s secret police force.
The book comes over the Science Fiction genre, Atwood herself however

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