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Essay | The Importance of Moira in "The Handmaid's Tale"

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The Importance of Moira in "The Handmaid's Tale"

Summary: Essay discusses the importance of the character of Moira in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.
The character of Moira is introduced to the novel during a flashback which is related by the main protagonist and narrator, Offred. From Offred's point of view, Moira is the epitome of feminism and courage. Offred expects `gallantry', `swashbuckling' and `heroism' from Moira; Moira is the paradigm of rebellion, with her tempestuous character. She mutinies against the restraints of the Gileadean regime which prohibits much of what her former life stood for; Gay rights, feminism and freedom of speech.

Moira is a figure of authority and resourcefulness for those oppressed by the hierarchical social system. At Jezebels, she tells a fellow prostitute to give her a cigarette.

`The woman hands over, ungrudgingly.

Moira is a skilful borrower.'

It may only be a small act but Moira can command, take charge. She also shows ingenuity when escaping. She develops risky plans and...

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