The Handmaid’s Tale Character Map

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The Handmaid's Tale Character Map

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As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. When reading a novel, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!


The Handmaid’s Tale Characters

  • Offred
  • The Commander
  • Nick
  • Serena Joy
  • Ofglen
  • Moira
  • Aunt Lydia
  • Luke


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Handmaid’s Tale and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in Textables for Character Traits, Internal Traits, and Quote.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
Character Map 16x9 3 Field Rows

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