Study Guide

Professor Maryann Crescent Moon in The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

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Professor Maryann Crescent Moon

Professor Moon is one of the speakers at the end of the book, in the "Historical Notes" section. She lives in a post-Gilead world and introduces Professor Pieixoto at a seminar. Professor Moon clues us in to the fact that the world has changed again, and probably for the better—after all, women can be professors once again.

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