The Handmaid’s Tale Part 1: The Book vs. the Show

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum! We discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and notable differences from the award-winning show from Hulu, including: characterizations of Offred/June, Moira, Nick, and Ofglen/Emily; unreliable narration in the novel; use of foreshadowing in the show; barbarism with modern elements; twisting of bible passages; the book vs. show ending; and our predictions for season two. Plus, how amazing Margaret Atwood is and our favorite quotes.

What We’re Drinking

Mango Black Tea | Choice
Double Spice Chai Black Tea | Stash

What We’re Reading

15 Powerful Quotes From Margaret Atwood | Mental Floss
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Will Tackle Race Issues As It Tells New Stories Beyond The Book | Indie Wire
Margaret Atwood on How She Came to Write The Handmaid’s Tale | Literary Hub
Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia | The New Yorker

What We’re Listening To

Episode 118: Feminist Dystopia by Call Your Girlfriend
Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit

What We’re Watching to Get Through The Handmaid’s Tale

Puppy with his favorite toys
Anti-negativity Cat
Moose
And, the happiest elephant

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