Artistic Depiction In Gilead's Handmaids

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The artistic depiction and the quote shows how the society of Gilead brainwashes its Handmaids. During the Testifying, Janine has to tell the girls of the Red Center about her awful experience at the age of fourteen. Aunt Helena made the girls chant that it was Janine’s fault for getting raped. This wasn’t the truth, but their words forced themselves into Janine’s head until she eventually believed it herself. After Janine accepts that it was her fault for getting raped, Aunt Lydia says that she’s “an example”. This is true. Janine is an example for the girls of the Red Center. She’s an example of what Gilead wants the girls to be; helpless, weak, and easily
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