The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Children
Children Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Passivity
Passivity Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
The Home
The Home Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Reading, Writing, and Storytelling
Reading, Writing, and Storytelling Quotes
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Historical Notes on The Handmaid's Tale
Brief Summary
Characters
The Narrator (Offred)
Timeline
Moira
Serena Joy
The Commander
Nick
Luke
Aunt Lydia
Ofglen
Janine
The Narrator's Daughter
The Narrator's Mother
Rita
Cora
Aunt Elizabeth
Professor James Darcy Pieixoto
Professor Maryann Crescent Moon
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Bible and Religion
Eyes and Seeing
Fertility and Sex
Flowers
Eggs
Clothing
The Republic of Gilead (Cambridge, MA)
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Three-Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
How Did Chaucer Not Get to This One First?
How Did Chaucer Not Get to This One First? Flashcards
How Did Chaucer Not Get to This One First? True or False
Parks and Procreation
Parks and Procreation Flashcards
Parks and Procreation True or False
Essay