Study Guide

Professor Maryann Crescent Moon in The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

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.