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Serena Joys In The Handmaid's '

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"The trouble is I can't be, with him, any different than I usually am with him. Usually I am inert. Surely there must be something for us, other than this futility and bathos" (chapter 39). Offred and Nick begin to meet up behind Serena Joy’s back so many times that she begins to believe that there honestly could be something between them. She slowly realizes that, that the arrangement cannot last but decides to just go along to continue with her rendezvous with Nick for real human attention.
"And Adam was not deceived, but the women being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved by childbearing” (chapter 34). Offred imagines the reaction of the wives being introduced to their husbands. They have never seen these men till this day, and they are stuck with them for the rest of their lives. However, they are not expected to love them, just have sex with them. Offred imagines all the new couples sweating and yelling and failing in bed. She remembers Moira saying that Aunt Lydia made Janine perform oral sex on her in her office. These disobedient thoughts were encouraging. Leaving the Prayvaganza, Ofglen told Offred that she knew about her secret meetings with the Commander and asked her to get information of any kind for her.
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They force you to kill, within yourself” (chapter 30). Offred says this quote but I think it related to Nick because he, like we find out in the end is part of the Eyes who ultimately ae the ones enforcing the need for babies. Which in the end are the ones enforcing the need for a baby. Women are not seen as individuals but as property. Without a specific identity women are easily taken advantage of and confined within their own bodies. Offred, contemplates on how she and her husband, Luke, had to kill their cat before an attempted escape so they wouldn’t be
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