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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale


by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale Chapter 45 Summary


  • The narrator is stunned. Is this new Ofglen is telling the truth?
  • She goes back to her house, passing Nick and thinking she'll do anything if she can just keep on living.
  • She's almost made it inside when Serena Joy interrupts her. She is upset and says the narrator betrayed her. The narrator isn't sure what this could be about.
  • Serena Joy found the cloak and sequins the narrator wore when she went out with the Commander. She is really angry and says the narrator is a whore.
  • The narrator has to remain calm, even though she wants to go to Nick for comfort. Instead she goes quietly inside.

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