While on surface-level humans might begin to feel empathetic towards others, it instead acts as a gateway into our selfish personalities, causing us to become envious of the resources and opportunities that others have over us.
Ooooo what drama! This handamaid is fake!
"Oh! How wonderful, you are pregnant!
Ugh! I wish I was pregnant. She doesn't deserve it, I do.
She's so lucky she doesn't even have to get groceries because she's pregnant.
“In this house we all envy each other something” “You should always try to imagine what they must be feeling. Of course they will resent you. It’s only natural. Try to feel for them. (Ch: 8 Pg: 47)
I wish I was pregnant. I'm so envious of her special treatment!
guardian protect pregnant handmaid
commander and commander's wife
I wish I could be with the commander. The Wife is unhappy and dry anyway.
“You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” (Ch: 26 Pg: 161)