The Handmaid's Tale Character Map

Updated: 3/1/2018
The Handmaid's Tale Character Map
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Handmaids Tale Lesson Plans

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

Margaret Atwood’s explosive dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has seen a resurgence in popularity with the popular TV series released in 2017. Many have said that the series’ release is timely because of the upsurge of troubling rhetoric that mirrors many of the dangerous ideas presented in the novel, both in the political arena and online.


The Handmaid's Tale

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  • OFFRED
  • OFGLEN
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  • - cautious; loves her daughter and Luke, her husband - acts meek, but can be sarcastic and angry - afraid of ending up on the Wall - seems to struggle with an internal rebellion
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  • - 33 years old - pretty with brown hair - 5'7" - a mother and wife, but now a Handmaid
  • "My name isn't Offred, I have another name, which nobody uses now because it's forbidden. I tell myself it doesn't matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong, it does matter."
  • THE COMMANDER
  • MOIRA
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  • NICK
  • AUNT LYDIA
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  • SERENA JOY
  • LUKE
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